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A man sits outside the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat office in Accra, capital of Ghana, August 17, 2020. Ghanaian President on Monday handed over the edifice housing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat to the African Union (AU) for the commencement of work. (Ghana Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

AfCFTA will be ineffective without a Single African Air Transport Market

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After decades of thoughts and years of postponement, finally the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is up and running, affording all African countries,...
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AU allocates Zambia 8.7 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines

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The African Union (AU) has allocated Zambia 8.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines under an initiative the African body was pioneering, a government official...
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Africa CDC urges African countries to enhance surveillance measures amid rapid COVID-19 spike

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has warned African countries to continue enhancing their surveillance measures amid the rapid spike...
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AU condemns continued Boko Haram attacks and abuses against innocent civilians

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The African Union (AU) Commission has condemned the continued attacks and abuses perpetrated by the Boko Haram terrorist group against innocent civilians. The statement was...
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AU meeting focuses on COVID-19, institutional reform

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Envoys of African countries gathered for the 41st Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Permanent Representatives' Committee (PRC) have called for continuous anti-pandemic...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Sudan appeals AU to play bigger role in Ethiopia’s Nile dam talks

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Sudan on Monday reiterated its adherence to the necessity of giving the African Union (AU) experts a bigger role in the negotiations on the...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 2.91 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent reached 2,914,668 as of Thursday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
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African Union hails Gulf diplomatic rapprochement

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The African Union on Wednesday hailed the diplomatic rapprochement to end a blockade against the Gulf nation of Qatar. "I wish to commend Saudi...
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All AfCFTA functions transferred from Ethiopia to Ghana

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The African Union has transferred all functions related to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Accra, Ghana. The...
Ethiopia Gerd Project Delayed Due To Interference From Egypt And Us

Sudan voices reservation over participation in meeting on disputed Dam

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Sudan has voiced reservation over participation in a ministerial meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that was convened on Monday, said Sudan's...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 2.83 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent has reached 2,830,462 as of Monday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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AU urges Africans to ensure economic recovery from COVID-19 in 2021

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Friday called on the African continent to ensure economic recovery from the brunt...
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AU, UN urge Sudanese actors to ensure safe, orderly drawdown of Darfur peacekeeping mission

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The African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) on Thursday urged all Sudanese actors to ensure a "safe and orderly drawdown" of the...
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AU deploys electoral observers in CAR and Niger

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The African Union (AU) has deployed election observers in Central African Republic (CAR) and Niger, for the general elections scheduled to take place on...
Africa-China

Fake news will not disturb China-Africa friendship: FM spokesperson

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China-Africa cooperation and friendship will be advanced to a new level instead of being disrupted by fake news, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said...
Moussa Faki Mahamat

AU chairperson says Horn of Africa in “very particular situation,” faces “tough challenges”

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said the Horn of Africa finds itself in "a very particular situation," as the...
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African migration observatory inaugurated in Morocco

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Morocco and the African Union (AU) on Friday inaugurated the African Observatory for Migration and Development (OAMD) in Morocco's capital Rabat. The OAMD will undertake...
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AU inaugurates African Migration Observatory

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The African Union (AU) on Friday inaugurated an organ which mainly serves to collect and analyze data about migration, dubbed African Migration Observatory. The AU...
Covid China Holds Discussions With African Ambassadors Over Fallout

China, AU break ground on landmark project to advance Africa’s public health

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With China's help, Africa is expected to have a stronger public health agency to advance health initiatives and deal with disease threats in...
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Businesses returning to normal in Ghana after general election

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A week after Ghana's presidential and parliamentary elections, businesses are returning to normal in the West African country with shops opened fully for commercial...
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UAE hosts “Africa Futures Forum” to draw-up priorities for African Union Agenda 2063

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The key points of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 were discussed at an event hosted by the World Government Summit, in partnership with the...

African countries to get COVID-19 vaccines in early 2021

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African countries will have access to the COVID-19 vaccines from the end of January through the first quarter of 2021, said a special envoy...
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New tool enables African businesses to find continent-wide trade opportunities as the AfCFTA begins...

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A new trade intelligence tool that enables firms to easily explore and compare trade opportunities across Africa has been released ahead of the start...
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Nigeria confirms depositing AfCFTA ratified instrument with AU

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Nigeria on Sunday confirmed that the country's instrument of ratification for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been deposited with the African...
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AU urges intensified measures against new COVID-19 infections

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The African Union has urged Kenya and other countries to keep the rate of coronavirus infections low in order to reduce the number of...
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Ethiopia gives rebellious Tigray forces 72 hours to surrender

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The Ethiopian government has given the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) 72 hours to surrender and end its rebellion. The conflict has entered...
Cyril Ramaphosa

S. African president calls for inclusive economic recovery

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pleaded with Group of 20 (G20) leaders to ensure an inclusive global economic recovery when speaking at the virtual...
Salva Kiir

South Sudan peace delegates demand return to former 32 states

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South Sudan's peace delegates have demanded a return to the former 32 states which the opposition rejected forcing President Salva Kiir in February to...
Former President Jerry John Rawlings

Rawlings dies as Ghana’s longest serving political leader

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Former President Jerry John Rawlings, Ghana’s longest serving political leader,(19 years) has died on Thursday, at 73. Former President Rawlings, who buried his centenarian...
Electricity

AU says over 600 mln Africans lack electricity despite huge renewable energy potential

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The African Union (AU) Commission on Thursday revealed that over 600 million people across the Africa lack access to electricity despite the continent's abundant...