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Will Kagame reforms at African Union continue?


By ALLAN OLINGO
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The exit of Rwandan President Paul Kagame as the African Union chairman has left questions about the future of reforms that he initiated, whose implementation has been stalled by dithering by the continent’s biggest economies.

At the closing ceremony of the 32nd AU Heads of State Summit, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who took over from President Kagame, refused to answer questions from journalists, as had been the tradition with his predecessor, raising fears that transparency may have gone out of the window.

But President Al- Sisi seemed to assure his peers about the reforms during his inauguration saying, “Egypt will work hard to continue the path of institutional, structural and financial reforms, and complete achievements realised, to develop…

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African Minerals Development Centre moves from Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to African Union Commission


The Economic Commission for Africa on Friday officially handed over the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) to the African Union Commission (AUC) following its inception in 2012.

The AMDC was endorsed by the 2nd conference of African Ministers responsible for Minerals Resource Development in 2011 as an African Union flagship project whose main aim was to coordinate the implementation of the Africa Mining Vision (AMV), which had been adopted in 2009 by Heads of State to ensure minerals contributed to the continent’s economic and structural transformation.

ECA Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, speaking at the…

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African Union Commission – Contract Awards



African Union Commission – Contract Awards … Service To Carry Out Targeted Research On Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OCSE) In Africa REOI.
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Only a fifth of migrants leave Africa, says African Union — Quartz Africa


It is well known that thousands of African migrants risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe, but even more stay within Africa to survive.

“If there is a crisis in terms of migration, that crisis is in Africa,” says Peter Mudungwe, a migration advisor with the African Union who is part of team trying to change the global perspective on African migration. The continental body is setting up its own research and data collection centers to properly track migration in Africa. 

Only 20% of migrants actually leave the African continent, according to the AU. More people move from the Horn of Africa to southern Africa than those crossing the Sahara to north Africa to reach Europe. There is even more movement within West Africa, a region that historically had porous borders. There…

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Head of the African Union Observation Mission to Nigeria’s Elections to Conclude Stakeholder engagement Today Ahead…


Abuja, Nigeria 15 February 2019: The head of the African Union Electoral Observation Mission (AUEOM) to Nigeria, Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn is today holding his final round of meetings with stakeholders in the Nigerian general elections to take place on Saturday 16th February 2019. Since the mission’s deployment, Mr. Desalegn has been receiving updates from various stakeholders including political parties, the electoral commission, civil society, government officials and other observer groups.

Mr. Desalegn is heading a 50-member delegation, which includes the African Union Commissioner of Political Affairs Mrs. Minata Samate Cessouma.

The deployment of the delegation by the African Union Commission (AUC) was done following an invitation by the Nigerian Government and Electoral Commission,…

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What will Egypt focus on as African Union chair?


Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi addresses the opening of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo by: REUTERS / Tiksa Negeri

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — As participants return home from the 32nd African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this week, questions linger for some regarding the priorities of the newly installed AU chairman, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

The AU will continue to undergo the structural, organizational, and funding reforms championed by its outgoing chairman, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who passed on the baton to el-Sissi during this week’s summit.

“This year we will continue our endeavors to overhaul our union as part of a deep reform operation that…

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