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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 […]

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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Zambia aims to eradicate malaria by 2021

The Zambian government on Wednesday said it aims to eradicate malaria within three years after deaths from the disease halved last year from 2014. In Zambia, malaria is the biggest cause of attendance at health facilities, and every family in the Southern African nation has lost someone to disease. However, the country had recorded a […]

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UN considers withdrawing peacekeepers from Darfur

The UN Security Council on Monday said it plans to reduce troops from its joint peacekeeping force with the African Union in Darfur. About 4,050 to 8,735 troops will exit the peacekeeping mission by June 2019, while police would be reduced from 2,500 to 1,870. According to UN Under-Secretary General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, […]

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Single African Air Transport Market agreement signed by 26 countries

Twenty-six African countries out of the 55 members of the African Union have committed to the establishment of the concept of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the African Union Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat said on Monday during a meeting of the working group in the Togolese capital, Lome. According to the list […]

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Free Zone: AU seeks aid to compensate countries that agree to cut tariffs

The African Union is seeking to create an “adjustment mechanism” to compensate governments whose revenues will suffer from cutting tariffs to join the continent’s free trade area. According to the continental bloc’s trade commissioner, Albert Muchanga, the mechanism would be used to provide budget support, improve officials’ competence and develop infrastructure during the period of […]

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Somalia ready to take over security tasks from AU

Somalian government has called on African Union (AU) and United Nations to believe in the country’s ability to take over security responsibilities. The war-torn nation’s government trough the voice of its National Security Advisor, Abdi said Musse Ali, asked a joint team of the African Union and the United Nations to not judge the country […]

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