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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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African Union (AU) Model Law on Medical Products Regulation


African Union (AU) Model Law on Medical Products Regulations that was officially endorsed by the AU Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January of 2016. The AU Model Law was developed as a result of a partnership between the African Union Commission (AUC), NEPAD Agency, Pan-African Parliament (PAP) and other key cooperating partners.

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African Leaders Told To Value AU


Professor Kwame Karikari, Dean of School of Communication Studies, Wisconsin University-Ghana, has called on African leaders to help gravitate the relevance of the African Union and position it as the bastion of democracy and human rights.

He said although the over half century old Organisation possessed a strong mandate to sanitise governments activities and guarantee citizens rights, the AU had little bearing on the local population, thus the need for stakeholders including the media to help “awaken consciences on the institutions and their roles”.

Professor Karikari made the call in Accra when he took a section of journalists through a two day capacity building workshop on the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG), and the African Governance Architecture (AGA), both…

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African leaders must place premium on AU – Prof Karikari