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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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AU urges Ghana to ensure violence-free elections

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The Joint High-Level Pre-election Mission of ECOWAS and the African Union (AU), has urged Ghana to take all necessary measures to ensure violence-free elections. The...
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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...
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AU calls for Africa Standby Force for timely intervention in crisis

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Reiterating deep concern over the growing threat to peace, security and prosperity of Africa posed by terrorism and violent extremism, the African Union...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases close to 1.76 million as AU warns of second wave...

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The number of confirmed cases in the African continent has reached 1,759,794 as the African continent is urged to brace itself for possible second...
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AU says deeply concerned over influx of foreign terrorist fighters into Africa

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The African Union (AU) has expressed deep concern over the growing threat to peace and security in Africa posed by terrorism, radicalization and violent...
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AU urges peaceful means to de-escalate growing tension in Nigeria

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The Special Envoy of the African Union (AU) on Women, Peace and Security, Bineta Diop, has appealed to the Nigerian Government to swiftly explore...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa, June 17, 2020. The summit, held via video link, was jointly proposed by China, South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU), and Senegal, the co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). (South Africa Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

Ramaphosa reaffirms AU support for more talks on Nile dam

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as African Union (AU) chairperson, on Monday reaffirmed the AU's support for the conflicting parties to...
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AU calls for lifting of economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe

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The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Sunday called for the immediate removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. "Chairperson of...
Covid China Holds Discussions With African Ambassadors Over Fallout

China proves true friendship with Africa in times of challenges – AU official

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China has proved itself a true friend of Africa by displaying its continued solidarity with African people in times of challenges, said the Deputy...
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AU strongly condemns violence in Nigeria

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The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Thursday strongly condemned the violence that erupted on Tuesday during protests in...
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Human Rights Reporters condemn killings of Nigerian protestors, calls on Buhari, ECOWAS, AU et...

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The Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) has condemned in no uncertain terms the alleged reports of wanton human rights violations rearing ugly heads in...
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AU, ECOWAS observers congratulate Guinea on successful presidential election

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African Union (AU) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) observation missions have congratulated Guinea on its "peaceful, transparent and inclusive" presidential election. At...
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AU’s COVID-19 response fund set to launch 300 mln USD fundraising to help tackle...

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The African Union (AU) COVID-19 Response Fund set to launch 300 million U.S. dollars fundraising to help tackle the effects of COVID-19 in Africa,...
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Fifth session of Ghana-Switzerland Political Consultations held

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The Fifth session of the Ghana and Switzerland Political Consultations has been held, a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional...
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COVID-19 exacerbates challenges in Africa’s education system: AU

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The African Union (AU) Commission on Sunday said that the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges in Africa's education system. "The advent of...
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AU calls for solidarity with South Sudan against “paramount challenges” of COVID-19

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The African Union (AU) Commission on Friday emphasized the importance of African solidarity with South Sudan in face of "the paramount challenges it...
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AU calls for urgent collection of illicit arms in Africa

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The African Union (AU) Commission on Saturday disclosed an urgent need to collect illicit weapons in possession of civilians in Africa as an estimated...
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Communications Ministry launches GH COVID-19 upgrade app

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The Ministry of Communications led by the sector minister, Hon Ursula Owusu Ekuful, on Wednesday 2nd September, 2020, launched the Gh Covid-19 app, at...
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AU says COVID-19 exacerbates Africa’s already dire revenue situation

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The African Union (AU) Commission on Friday said that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already dire tax revenue situation across the...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Sudan, Ethiopia reiterate commitment to AU-sponsored Nile dam talks

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Sudan and Ethiopia on Tuesday voiced commitment to the negotiations sponsored by the African Union (AU) on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). ...

Former AU Ambassador commends overlord of Asebu Kingdom

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Dr. Arikana Chimbohori-Quao, the former African Union (AU) Ambassador to the United States has commended King Okatakyi Professor Amanfi VII, overlord of ...
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Africa CDC urges avoiding prevention fatigue amid easing lockdowns

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has urged the continent to avoid coronavirus "prevention fatigue." The urgent call was made by...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases near 1.16 million amid call for strong mitigation efforts

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,158,217 as the death toll from the pandemic rose to 26,968, the Africa Centers...
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AU launches continental campaign to mitigate COVID-19 impact in Africa

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The African Union (AU) Commission on Thursday launched a flagship campaign to intensify the continental fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic toward protecting African...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa, June 17, 2020. The summit, held via video link, was jointly proposed by China, South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU), and Senegal, the co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). (South Africa Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

AU chairperson pledges unwavering support for AfCFTA

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as the African Union (AU) Chairperson, has pledged his "unwavering support" for the implementation of the...
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AU says “unconstitutional change” of gov’t in Mali further complicates security situation

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The African Union (AU) Commission said the "unconstitutional change" of government in Mali further complicates the situation on the ground, particularly the implementation of...
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Africa CDC calls for boosting COVID-19 surveillance, testing, care for people

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Wednesday urged African governments to rapidly scale up surveillance, testing, contact tracing...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 1.13 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,136,246 as the death toll from the pandemic rose to 26,289, the Africa Centers...
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AU chairperson condemns unconstitutional change of government in Mali

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as African Union (AU) Chairperson, on Wednesday condemned the unconstitutional change of government in Mali. In a...