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COVID-19 exacerbates African women’s pre-existing challenges and vulnerabilities

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The African Union (AU) has said the COVID-19 accentuates African women's pre-existing challenges and vulnerabilities, especially during armed conflict and post-conflict situations. The statement was...
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Kenya, AU join Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda in mourning Tanzanian President Magufuli’s death

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Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, as well as chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Thursday expressed their deep condolences over...

Kenya Airways implements Travel Pass for seamless travel amid COVID-19

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Kenya Airways said Friday it has partnered with the African Union and the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to...
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AU and UN urge Somali leaders to resume talks on poll impasse

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The United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) on Tuesday called on Somali leaders to resume dialogue and agree on arrangements to hold...
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34th African Union Summit kicks off virtually amid joint commitment against COVID-19

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The 34th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) kicked off virtually on Saturday amid COVID-19 concerns and a joint commitment...
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AU and U.S. exchange views on ways of enhancing relations

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The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, have held a telephone conversation...
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AU and UNDP launch “African Union at 20” to review progress

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The African Union (AU) Commission and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has kicked off a year-long project to mark the 20th anniversary...
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AU welcomes entry into force of Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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The African Union (AU) Commission has welcomed the entry into force of Treaty on The Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The statement was made by the...
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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...
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...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

AU announces failure of latest round of tripartite talks on Ethiopia’s Nile Dam

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The African Union on Sunday announced failure of the latest round of talks between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...
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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...
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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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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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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,...