Aubee bags AU award for fungi control
In recognition of his contributions toward addressing challenges of aflatoxin Africa, Ernest Aubee, was recently honoured by the African Union (AU).Aubee, who is of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources, ECOWAS Commission,...
UN, AU ask South Sudan's warring sides to deliver on peace deal
The United Nations and African Union on Tuesday called on South Sudan's warring parties to take concrete steps to implement the latest peace deal signed last month. Civil war in the world's youngest country erupted in December 2013 and uprooted 4.2 million people -- roughly a third of the population. "We are looking forward to…
AU harps on training in climate fund
To achieve low emissions and resilient climate, the African Union (AU) has advocated for the training of member states, agencies and academic institutions on the implementation and monitoring of Green Climate Fund (GCF). According to the organisation, members/officials in charge of climate matters lack the institutional and technical capabilities to attract funds. The Commissioner, Department…
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.