AU upbeat deal will be found to end Madagascar crisis
The African Union is optimistic a deal will be struck in Madagascar to end the crisis that has shaken the Indian Ocean island where the president has faced street protests demanding his resignation. Madagascar has been rocked for three weeks by violent and deadly opposition protests following the introduction of controversial electoral laws that would…
AfCFTA: Pains, gains of a continent’s trade agreement
African leaders, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, gathered for an extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU) in Kigali, Rwanda, to sign an agreement...
Buhari’s AU outing, a pass mark for EFCC, says group
The League of Patriotic Lawyers says President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech on anti-corruption at the African Union (AU) summit in Ethiopia reveals that the world acknowledges that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was truly prosecuting the war against corruption. During a press briefing in Lagos, the chairman of the group, Mr. Abubakar Yesufu, said:…
President Buhari departs Abuja for Addis Ababa to attend 30th AU Summit
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday departed Abuja for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to participate at the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).
Slavery, deaths & the Mediterranean journey
While stories of Africans dying while attempting to cross the Mediterranean have been pervasive, tales of modern day slavery have made headlines causing a global outcry.
Osinbajo meets African Union peace council over insurgency
Yemi Osinbajo yesterday held a crucial meeting with a delegation from the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC), which has been visiting countries in the lake Chad basin on a fact-finding mission.
Buhari to lead AU's anti-corruption campaign
President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted his nomination as leader of the “2018 AU Theme on the Fight against Corruption’’, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina has said.
Support Nigeria to confront child-soldiers in conflict areas, Osinbajo tells AU
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has called on the African Union (AU) member states to support Nigeria’s effort to strengthen the engagement in confronting the menace of child soldiers and millions of out-of-school children in armed conflict areas.
Africa’s opportunity and reasons for a reset
Reviewing the scope and feasibility of NEPAD or Agenda 2063 did not occupy centre stage in those reports. But two of them offered comments on AU’s scope of work.