African Union Commission
‘Africa must embrace digitisation, cheaper energy to overcome COVID-19’
As global economies try wriggling out of the harsh impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the African Union Commission (AUC) has called on the continent to prioritise adoption of digitisation
Ethiopia says on track to fill mega-dam as African Union pushes for deal
Ethiopia said Saturday it was on schedule to begin filling a controversial mega-dam on the Blue Nile River within weeks but vowed to try resolving its dispute with downstream
The Future Awards partners AU to beam light on young enterprising Africans
The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) has partnered with the African Union Commission towards achieving 1 million By 2021 Initiative.The initiative, which was launched in April 2019, at the African Union Commission by the Chairperson of the AUC H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat....
AFRIMA returns to Lagos
Following the decision to withdraw the hosting right from Ghana, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of AFRIMA have announced that the 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards themed Feel Africa will be hosted in Lagos, in association with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture. Billed to open on…
AU commission seeks justice for xenophobia victims in South Africa
African Union Commission Tuesday asked South African authorities to ensure the administration of justice to perpetrators of xenophobic attacks on foreigners in the country. The chairman of the commission Moussa Faki Mahamat in a statement by his spokesperson Ebba Kalondo condemned the incidents of violence against nationals of fellow African countries in South Africa, including the…
AfCFTA’s success hinged on poverty reduction, economic development
Though the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aspires towards deepening the integration of the African continent beyond merely a free trade area, latest trade report has argued for the need to make competition, industrial policies and property rights work well. According to the ninth edition of the flagship Assessing Regional Integration in Africa report…
AfCTA will go on without Nigeria, says Obasanjo
A former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said on Monday that the African Free Continental Trade Area (AfCTA) Agreement will not be hindered by Nigeria’s reluctance to sign up to the process. Obasanjo made the remark in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the opening session of the Stakeholders’ Dialogue on Continental Trade and Strengthening the…
AfCFTA implementation may drag till June 2020
Despite the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement by 22 countries, the delay by four countries in depositing their instruments, as well as other trade issues needed to be addressed before the deal becomes operational, may stall the implementation beyond the proposed date of July, 2019. The AfCFTA is expected to…
Lake Chad: From rhetoric to action
President Muhammadu Buhari’s demand the other day on Europe and America to help recharge Lake Chad is curious and uncalled. The nation should be tired of this request on the West for this technical and financial assistance, which had been made at different forums. The international community is aware of the plight of Lake Chad…
‘To boost continental trade, Nigeria, other African countries must produce’
African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson, Ambassador Kwesi Quartey has stated that the growth of intra-African trade and successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AFcfta) is hinged on the continent’s ability to produce its goods.
AFRIMA makes case for culture, as AU elects new chairperson
Other officials were also elected during the final round of elections held on Monday, January 30, 2017, at the 28th Ordinary Session of Heads of State Summit at the AUC Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.