African Union to bring 20,000 migrants home from Libya
The African Union has upped its goal to repatriate stranded migrants from Libya, saying in a statement that it aims to bring 20,000 Africans home in the next six weeks.
AU to set up Humanitarian agency by June 2018
The African Union is to set up an African Humanitarian Agency to handle emergency situations in the continent. Mr Olabisi Dare, Head Humanitarian Affairs and Displaced Persons at the AU, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Nairobi that the agency would coordinate all relief work on the continent. He said already feasibility studies on…
President Buhari’s presence at AU-EU Summit cogent, highly perceptive – Presidency
A Presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s contributions to the just concluded 5th AU-EU summit in Abidjan as cogent, timely and highly perceptive. Shehu, who is the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, stated this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday night. According to him, during the…
President Buhari in Abidjan for EU-AU Summit
President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, for the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit slated for Nov. 29 and Nov. 30.
African Union welcomes Mugabe resignation
The African Union has welcomed Robert Mugabe's decision to step down as president of Zimbabwe, saying the people had expressed their will for a "peaceful transfer of power."
Unbundling the dynamics of transition in Africa - Part 3
The imperative for peace-building, especially in post-conflict societies, is another major preoccupation of the book. In fact, with the author’s expansive experience with the United Nations Peace-building Commission...
How farmers resisted reduction of food prices, Ogbeh
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, said it was farmers that resisted the Federal Government from reducing food prices.
Ten Nigerian medicinal plants proposed by NMC for standardisation
As part of efforts to improve, harmonise and standardise traditional medicine practice in Africa, the African Regional Standard Organisation (ARSO), an intergovernmental body formed by the African Union (AU), may soon adopt ten medicinal plants from Nigeria.
.africa joins the internet
In the beginning was .com, followed by a host of other .somethings, but on Friday, 32 years after the world's first domain name was registered, the African Union has launched .africa for the continent.