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President to hand over AfCFTA Secretariat Building to AU Commission Monday

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will on Monday, August 17, commission and hand over the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat Building in...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.07 mln amid call for strong collaboration

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The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Thursday revealed the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,073,788...
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South African president: government must strengthen women’s role in economy

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Marking Women's Day on Sunday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said broadening women's economic participation and ensuring their financial independence could be crucial in...
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Africa’s COVID-19 cases approach 1 million amid call to contain rapid infection rate

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The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Thursday revealed that the number of COVID-19 cases across the African continent surged...
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Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 900,000 mark

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 908,931 on Friday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 810,000

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 810,008 on Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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About 40 African countries under full border closure due to COVID-19

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Saturday said that 40 African countries are under full border closure due to...
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AU suspends South Sudan after failure to pay annual contribution

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The African Union (AU) has suspended South Sudan from the continental body after Juba failed to pay its annual contributions amounting to over 9...
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AU calls on members to coordinate responses to COVID-19

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The African Union (AU) had called on its members to coordinate their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to a virtual meeting...
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AU expresses concern over unilateral approaches in fight against COVID-19

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The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) has expressed concern over the increase of unilateral approaches promoting isolationist and protectionist policies...
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Extraordinary China-Africa summit on solidarity against COVID-19 to uplift solidarity – experts

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Ethiopian experts and policymakers on Wednesday emphasized that the extraordinary China-Africa summit on solidarity against COVID-19 will elevate solidarity between China and African countries...
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AU calls on members to coordinate responses to COVID-19

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The African Union (AU) had called on its members to coordinate their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to a virtual meeting...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

AU chairperson speaks against racism, intolerance amid outrage over Floyd’s death

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the African Union (AU) chairperson, on Wednesday called on countries in the world to shun racism...
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Economic shutdowns caused by COVID-19 left thousands of African migrant workers vulnerable – AU

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The African Union (AU) Commission on Friday said that the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has left thousands of African migrant workers...
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South Africa supports AU’s call for two-year debt standstill

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South Africa supports the call of the African Union (AU) for a two-year debt standstill for countries unable to service their debts, President Cyril...
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COVID-19 ‘compounding’ peace and security in Africa

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COVID-19 presents a risk of “further compounding and complicating conflicts and insecurity in that will have a lasting impact” in the post-coronavirus era,...
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Vote against parties that harbour political vigilantes – GRASAG charges electorate

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The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration ( GIMPA) chapter of the Graduate Students' Association of Ghana (GRASAG) has urged the Ghanaian...
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AU lauds progress in Somalia stabilization efforts

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) joined the rest of the continent in marking Africa Day on Monday by lauding the progress made...
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COVID-19 strengthens the urgency for Africa’s integration – Bombande

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Mr Emmanuel Bombande, a Senior United Nations Mediation Advisor in Central Africa, says the COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the imperative for African countries to...
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Celebrating AU Day amid COVID-19 pandemic

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May 25th every year is celebrated as African Union (AU) Day to remember Africa's independence, freedom, and liberation from colonial imperialism. It's also marked to...
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COVID-19 catalyst for Africa’s digital transformation

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Stating that COVID-19 crisis has become the single biggest catalyst for digital transformation, the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, Amani Abou-Zeid,...
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AU reiterates commitment to smooth transition in Somalia

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The African Union (AU) has urged continued support to Somalia to guard the hard-won achievements in the Horn of African nation. This...
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AU reiterates commitment to smooth transition in Somalia

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The African Union (AU) has urged continued support to Somalia to guard the hard-won achievements in the Horn of African nation. This came during the...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

Pledging conference raises US$61 million towards Africa’s COVID-19 Response Fund

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The African continent has received a total of 61 million U.S. dollars to the COVID-19 Response Fund to be used to tackle the pandemic...
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AU hails China’s Jack Ma, Alibaba foundations’ multifaceted support to public health in Africa

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The African Union (AU) Commission on Tuesday commended China's Jack Ma and Alibaba foundations' multifaceted support in strengthening public health Africa, with particular emphasis...
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AU urges sustained efforts against malaria in light of COVID-19

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The African Union (AU) has urged governments and people on the continent to remain committed to ending malaria in Africa, especially in light of...
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Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 31,933

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The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent has reached 1,423 as the number of confirmed positive cases reached 31,933...
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Africa’s COVID-19 confirmed cases surpass 30,000, death toll hits 1,374

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The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent has reached 1,374 as confirmed positive cases reached 30,329 as of Sunday,...
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Africa Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Various states have ordered lockdowns while economic toll continues to mount There are 55 member-states within the African Union (AU) where 1.2 billion people reside....
The An-225 arrived in North China's Tianjin on April 12 evening to transport 400 tons of medical supplies bought from China, including seven million masks and several hundred thousand protective suits, to Poland. Photo by Pang Jie/People’s Daily

Africa welcomes latest Chinese donation of medical supplies in fighting COVID-19

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The latest batch of massive medical supplies donated by China to 12 African countries and regions arrived on Thursday in the Ethiopian capital Addis...