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Communiqué on the appointment of an African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development


Addis Ababa, 20 October 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today appointed Honorable Raila Odinga of Kenya as High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa. This decision is part of the African Union’s drive to expedite the integration of the continent through infrastructure, in order to promote economic growth and sustainable development. It comes against the backdrop of renewed efforts in this regard, as exemplified by the adoption, last March in Kigali, of the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the African Passport, as well as by the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), in Addis Ababa in January 2018.

The High Representative will…

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African Union calls for talks to end ‘crisis’ in Comoros


The African Union called on Wednesday for peace talks to urgently re-start in the coup-prone Comoros islands after clashes erupted between government forces and opponents of President Azali Assoumani.

Assoumani’s bid to extend term limits has fuelled anger in the Indian Ocean archipelago in recent months.

Security forces patrolled in Mutsamudu, on the island of Anjouan, since on Monday, with gunfire erupting as they dismantled barricades erected by anti-government activists.

The AU said it “deplores” the breakdown earlier this month of talks between rival parties, and said there was “an urgent need for confidence-building measures to facilitate the resolution of the crisis”.

Assoumani won a referendum in July on constitutional changes that includes ending the rotation of the presidency between the…

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Letter: Union busting Trini style


Dear Sir:

We’ve been here before.

On 31st December 2006, BWIA pretended to close. In the six months prior to that, they had set up a new company called Caribbean Airlines and recruited key workers, pilots, cabin crew, engineers, from existing employees.

The last BWIA flight left Piarco airport heading for London on 31st December 2006. Three days later this very same plane, with the same pilot and the same cabin crew returned to Piarco airport, now calling themselves Caribbean Airlines.

Like Cinderella’s glass slipper, BWIA apparently disappeared in a puff of smoke on the stroke of midnight, halfway across the Atlantic.

When BWIA shut up shop, everything was transferred to Caribbean Airlines. Assets, BWIA Miles, lease agreements. Everything, that is, except the workers,…

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Mothers’ Union makes history electing Guyanese as president


Mothers’ Union has made history this week in electing its first ever Worldwide President from outside the British Isles.

A record number of Mothers’ Union leaders from across the globe voted for Sheran Harper, who hails from Guyana, to represent and lead the 142 year old movement’s four million members in 84 countries.

“I am delighted to accept the role of Worldwide President for the new triennium. I feel very excited and privileged and I extend my heartfelt gratitude to our members who voted to make this dream a reality,” says Harper, who will take up her new position in January 2019.

These elections were undertaken under the revised Constitution, approved by the Privy Council in April, 2018, designed to ensure that the governance meets the latest standards…

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Union to rename as Catch One, tribute to club’s African-American gay history


The popular nightclub Union will officially rebrand itself Catch One on Monday as a homage to the venue’s original name and rich history in the African-American LGBTQ community, according to the club. Union’s rebranding to Catch One will include a new logo and signage for the venue, but the original Jewel’s Catch One sign will remain on the side of the building. Photo: Los Angeles Conservancy.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — The club Union will officially return to its original name, Catch One, on Monday as a homage to the venue’s rich history in the African-American LGBTQ community, according to the club.

Union’s rebranding to Catch One will include a new logo and signage for the venue, but the original Jewel’s Catch One sign will remain on the side of the building, said spokeswoman Kate…

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African Union “satisfied” with Cameroon’s presidential poll – Xinhua


YAOUNDE, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) — African Union said Sunday it was “satisfied” with the manner in which Cameroon’s presidential election unfolded.

“…we can agree that it (the voting of today) went well and we are satisfied,” Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu, head of African Union observation mission for the election told reporters.

“I do not have an exact evaluation of how things unfolded but by information I obtained, we can say the situation was not too good (in the anglophone regions). In spite of that I think my appraisal is positive,” Kwesi said.

About 6.6 million people were casting their ballots in Sunday’s race amid continued tension in the two English-speaking regions where armed separatists are fighting to create a new nation called “Ambazonia.”

Government forces killed two armed separatists who…

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