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AU summit opens with focus on development, peace and security

Speakers at the 33rd session of the African Union (AU) summit that opened on Sunday in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, voiced views on development,...

AfDB blueprint on addressing human capital gap lauded at AU event

Speakers at a side event of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa have lauded the latest report of the...
President of African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina (R) shakes hands with Bank of Industry of Nigeria Chief Executive Officer Olukayode Pitan during the launch of the Global Gender Summit in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, Nov. 25, 2019. The AfDB launched an initiative officially on Monday to bridge the 42-billion-U.S.-dollar financing gap facing women entrepreneurs in Africa. (Xinhua/Cyril Ndegeya)

58.5 million children in Africa suffering from stunting – Akinwumi Adesina

Around 58.5 million children in Africa are suffering from stunting, creating an adverse impact on the continent's economic potential, the Africa Development Bank (AfDB)...

IMF says Sub-Saharan Africa growth to pick up to 3.6 percent in 2020

The growth in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to rise to 3.6 percent in 2020 from 3.2 percent in 2019, according to the 2019 Regional...
President Akufo-Addo interacting with President Paul Kagame

African countries urged to leverage AfCFTA for continent’s health sector

African countries on Thursday were urged to leverage the agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) for Africa's health sector. ...

AU Says Sci-Technology is Key to Changing Africa

African Union (AU) Commission Deputy Chairperson Kwesi Quartey on Tuesday called for concerted efforts in harnessing science and technology to transform societies in Africa. Quartey...

AU reiterates concern about the situation of Libya

The High Level Committee reiterated the deep concern of AU about the prevailing humanitarian and security situation, and the deadlocked political process in Libya,...

Meeting discusses improving support services for disabled Africans

The two-day meeting hosted by Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, discusses measures being taken by states and...

Ethiopia kicks off week-long celebrations of 75th anniversary of Patriots Victory Day

Ethiopians mark Patriots Day every year on May 5 to commemorate gallant patriots who fought against the then fascist Italian troops, for five consecutive...

Kuwait to help AU equip its medical center

The African Union (AU) and Kuwait have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance and equip the Medical Centre at the AU Headquarters...
Hads of the African Union (AU) members and guests pose for a group photo during the 26th AU summit in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on Jan. 30, 2016.

AU discusses other sources of funding for developmental projects

The AU heads of states on Sunday wrapped up their 26th ordinary session at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. ...

AU applauds stakeholders’ efforts in fighting Ebola

During its closing ceremony after a two-day deliberations, the 26th Ordinary session of the AU Assembly witnessed the appreciation for stakeholders who supported the...
Kwame Nkrumah

AU Summit recognizes winners of Kwame Nkrumah continental scientific awards

The summit has recognizes two distinguished African scientist, Prof. Opara Umezurike (male) of Nigeria and prof. Nyokong Tebello (female) of South Africa under the...
A cameraman works at the 26th AU summit in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on Jan. 30, 2016. The 26th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of states and governments kicks off on Saturday at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

AU Summit in Addis Ababa Draws to a Close

The 26th ordinary session of the AU heads of states and government was held Jan. 30-31 at the headquarters of the pan-African bloc in...
President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya president calls for extended efforts to mend Africa’s governance

Kenyatta, who is Chairperson of the Heads of States APRM Forum, was speaking to the press later Friday at the conclusion of the APRM...
A view of the 26th AU summit is seen in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on Jan. 30, 2016. The 26th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of states and governments kicks off on Saturday at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Addis Ababa hosts 26th AU Summit

The 26th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of states and governments kicks off on Saturday at the AU Headquarters in Ethiopia's...

AU launches leadership academy to promote good practices towards realizing Agenda 2063

The Administration and Human Resources Management Directorate (AHRMD) of the AU Commission launched the Leadership Academy project on Thursday at the AU headquarters in...

28th session of AU Executive Council opens in Ethiopia’s capital

Preceded by the session of the Executive Council, the session of the AU heads of states has been scheduled to take place from 30...
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UN Report forecast Africa’s economic growth at 4.4 percent

Increasing domestic demand coupled with an improving regional business environment and increasing public investment, especially in infrastructure, underpin the set economic growth on the...

African experts mull gender-sensitive education system

The three-day workshop, which has brought together education experts from AU member states, aims at identifying effective strategies that will pave the way for...

Workshop in Ethiopia’s capital deliberates on industrial parks

The Workshop has been organized by Ethiopia and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in collaboration with the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia, whereby it...

Ethiopian Government strives to address drought challenge

During a press conference on Thursday in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, Getachew Reda, Minister of Government Communication Affairs, said, "There is no case of...

Ethiopian event showcases Africa’s thriving textile industry

About 180 international manufacturers and exporters are participating in the three-day event, by presenting their products and innovations to trade and sourcing professionals from...

UNFPA hands over forklifts, vehicles to the Pharmaceutical Fund and Supply Agency of Ethiopia

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday handed over 9 forklifts and 4 vehicles to the Pharmaceutical Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA) at a...
The UK Foreign Office has confirmed the detention of two British nationals.

African experts, officials to deliberate on challenges in mining, petroleum contract negotiations

African experts and representatives of petroleum producing states on the continent will meet in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa for policy dialogue on the challenges...

AU calls for integrating climate change dimension into infrastructure development

Stating that infrastructure facilities are vulnerable to weather events, by which Africa is most affected, the African Union (AU) has emphasized on the need...

AU and FAO commemorate International Day of Forests

The African Union (AU) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), on Friday jointly commemorated the International Day of Forests, at the AU...

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurates B787 simulator

The Ethiopian Airlines, one of the fastest growing airlines in Africa, has inaugurated Boeing 787 simulator, which is the first in kind on the...

African governments urged to assist aviation

African governments have been urged to assist aviation in their respective countries to enable the industry to contribute its share to the socio-economic development...