The death and deification of ‘Junior Jesus’
Former Ghanaian president, Jerry John Rawlings, who died last Thursday in Accra at the age of 73, always seemed to be an indestructible symbol of male virility.
AU hopeful rules of origin in AfCFTA supporting local production
With the Rules of Origin (RoO) threatening to “make or break” the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the African Union has said negotiations are in an advanced stage to ensure that decisions will support local production and protect industries.
Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases nears 1.3m
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), on Sunday, said the number of coronavirus positive cases has risen to 1,291,724 in the continent.
AfDB grants $5 million to AU for AfCFTA permanent secretariat
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB), said it provided a $5 million institutional support grant to the African Union (AU), to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area
Why refined products standard is critical to Africa
A move by the African Refiners & Distributors Association (ARA), and the African Union (AU), to ensure a common standard for the importation and refining of petroleum products
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
WTO DG: President Buhari’s tactical change and Egypt’s ambush
President Muhammadu Buhari´s decision to substitute Mr. Yonov Frederick Agah with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria´s candidate in the race for the prestigious position of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), has stoked a combination of issues. The nomination of the former Managing Director of the World Bank, who served previous Nigerian governments…
15 African leaders back Adesina, call for caution on AfDB processes
Fifteen leaders of the African Union (AU), all of them former heads of states of their respective countries, have jointly issued a caution note to the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank
AU, AFRIMA mark Africa Day with solidarity concert for COVID-19 response fund
In commemoration of this year’s Africa Day, the Africa Union Commission (AUC) and the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) hosted a live virtual solidarity concert