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Liberia: Central bank makes U-turn, denies it lost $100 million

Liberia’s central bank on Tuesday said it did not lose the $104 million newly printed notes that sparked outrage and federal investigation in the West African nation. According to the central bank Governor Nathaniel Patray, an internal audit found that all the notes shipped from the Swedish printer between 2016 and 2018 were properly accounted […]

Financial independence reform to top A.U. meeting in November

The African Union will hold an extraordinary summit next November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to focus mainly on the reform of the organization, AU Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat. The extraordinary summit held last March was dedicated to the African Continental Free Trade Area. Among the major axes of this reform is the financial independence […]

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Parliamentary Election in eSwatini was peaceful – African Union

The African Union Observer Mission said Friday parliamentary election in the Kingdom of eSwatini was peaceful. The mission, however, urged the kingdom to lift a ban on political parties and allow candidates to campaign freely in the tiny country. Parties are now allowed to exist under the 2005 constitution. However they cannot be involved in […]

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AU launches advocacy campaign for African Continental Free Trade Area

The African Union has launched an advocacy campaign to encourage more countries to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) A business guide, developed by the International Trade Center (ITC), was launched on Tuesday to help stakeholders to better understand and navigate the agreement. The Business Guide, which was formally presented to the African […]

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Burkina Faso: Fears of resurgence of female genital mutilation

Equality Now, a women’s rights organization, is calling on the Burkinabe government to toughen its efforts in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the wake of a report that 50 girls had suffered complications after undergoing the illegal procedure. The circumcisions reportedly took place in the first week of September in the Kaya […]

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Mali: Incumbent President re-elected, opposition cries foul

Mali’s Incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was re-elected in a run-off against opposition rival and ex-finance Minister Soumaila Cisse. The Ministry of Territorial Administration declared Keita the winner of the repeat poll held on Sunday with 67 percent of ballots cast. Soumaila Cisse angrily vowed to contest the results by using “all democratic means.” He […]

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AU: Women rise up against Algerian Chairman of Peace and Security Council

Women working at the African Union’s Peace and Security Council, headed by Algerian Smaïl Chergui, have started criticizing him for a series of discriminatory practices, prompting the Pan-African organization to launch an investigation on the accusations. Smail Chergui, the powerful commissioner of the Peace and Security Council, is under investigation for sexism and other discriminatory […]

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Morocco Rejoins African Telecommunication Union

Morocco retrieved its place within the African Telecommunication Union (UAT) as it continues to strengthen its footprint in continental organizations after it regained its place at the African Union. The return was announced at the Kenyan capital by the Secretary General of the UAT who said that the membership of the Kingdom has been finalized. […]

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AU calls for transparent elections in DRC

The African Union has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure peaceful, transparent and truly inclusive elections. The central Africa mineral-rich nation is due to hold long delayed presidential elections in December this year. The deadline for submission of presidential candidacy papers expires today, August 8, 2018. The Chairperson of the Commission Moussa […]

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Mauritania: opposition urges AU to question Nouakchott regime

The National Forum for Democracy and Unity (FNDU), a group of the Mauritanian opposition, calls on participants at the upcoming African Union summit in Nouakchott to seize this opportunity to challenge African leaders on the nature and mode of governance of President Mohamed ould Abdel Aziz. Mauritania is the official host of the 31st Ordinary […]

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