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AU, AfDB commend African countries for becoming more open to each other – Xinhua


ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) — The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Union (AU) on Wednesday commended African countries as they are becoming more open to each other.

Reiterating that still more works to be done, the two pan-African institutions have hailed the achievements in the year 2018 as “a landmark chapter in Africa’s regional integration efforts.”

Findings of the 3rd edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index Report 2018 published by the AfDB and the AU indicated that on average, African countries are becoming more open to each other, according to an AU statement on Wednesday.

The launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area and the Single African Air Transport Market are major milestones in the creation of a regulatory environment that promotes air connectivity…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: The African Union’s (AU) Femwise-Africa Network Convenes 2nd General Assembly; Trains 100 Women in …


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AU Commission gets additional members


By ALLAN OLINGO
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African leaders have adopted key reforms in the African Union Commission to streamline its operations.

On November 17, leaders attending the 11th Extraordinary Session of the African Union Summit, focusing on institutional reform of the continental body held in Addis Ababa, adopted reforms touching on the structure and portfolios of the senior leadership of the AUC. The changes take effect February next year.

The meeting agreed that the new AUC will be composed of eight members — the chairperson, deputy chairperson and six Commissioners.

This will now see the portfolio of the Commission expanded to include Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment; Economic Development, Trade and Industry and Mining; Education, Science,…

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African leaders meet for ‘last push’ on AU reforms


African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body.

The changes seek to streamline and empower the African Union – an ambitious call for an organisation often seen as toothless and donor-dependent, and analysts say time for forging a deal is short.

Egypt, which will assume the chairmanship of the AU early next year, has little interest in the reforms, they say.

The special summit is being held at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa this Saturday and Sunday at the insistence of Rwandan President Kagame, the pioneer of the reforms.

Elissa Jobson, head of African advocacy for the International Crisis Group (ICG) think tank, described the talks as a “last push” to enact as many changes…

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African leaders in ‘last push’ for AU reforms


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African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body.

The changes seek to streamline and empower the African Union — an ambitious call for an organisation often seen as toothless and donor-dependent, and analysts say time for forging a deal is short.

Egypt, which will assume the chairmanship of the AU early next year, has little interest in the reforms, they say.

The special summit is being held at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa this Saturday and Sunday at the insistence of Rwandan President Kagame, the pioneer of the reforms.

Elissa Jobson, head of African advocacy for the International Crisis Group (ICG) think tank, described the talks as a “last push” to enact as many changes…

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Egypt to prioritize Africans’ interest during presidency of AU: MP at WYF


CAIRO – 4 November 2018: Egypt will embark on “preventive diplomacy” in its Africa policies by making decisions that are in the interest of African citizens, MP Amr Ezzat said during a Sunday speech at the World Youth Forum (WYF).

The “restoration of Egypt’s historical role” in Africa is a serious step that is included on the 2063 agenda; a subcommittee of the 2063 committee is tasked with reaching that target, added Ezzat, a member of the Committee for Party Youth Representatives (CPYR).

In January, Egypt will head the African Union (AU), which means it will be active in eradicating all conflicts and crises in Africa, especially the South Sudan crisis and the African Great Lakes, the young MP said during the “Agenda 2063..Africa that we want.”

The six states of the Great…

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