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AU Members divided over Kaberuka tax

The 30th Summit of the African Union held in Addis Ababa January 28 and 29 did not settle the African Union’s financing solutions. The “Kaberuka tax,” a 0.2% levy on imports, supposed to ensure the financial independence of the institution, did not receive unanimous approval. The AU is reliant on foreign donors to fund its […]

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African Union launches long-awaited single aviation market

The African Union has finally launched the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) during the 30th annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa. The Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) is a flagship project of the African Union Agenda 2063, an initiative of the African Union to create a single unified air transport market and […]

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AU Summit: Morocco’s King Calls for Setting up an African Migration Observatory

King Mohammed VI of Morocco, who submitted Monday (Jan.29) to the 30th African Union Summit the African Agenda on Migration, has called for the setting up of an African Migration Observatory that would be tasked with understanding, anticipating and acting on the migration phenomenon. The mission of the African Migration Observatory “would be to develop […]

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China spying on African Union since 2012

China has been spying on the African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for the past Five years, results of an investigation conducted by French media Le Monde Afrique revealed last Friday. The $200 million AU headquarters construction was funded fully by China as a gift to the AU, part of Beijing’s efforts […]

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African Union: Buhari appointed to champion campaign against corruption

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari called on African Union members to strengthen their institutions and set collaboration between law enforcement agencies and anti-corruption bodies in the combat against corruption on the continent. President Buhari made the statement at the African Union (AU) 30th Summit in Addis Ababa Sunday, after he was appointed the champion of this […]

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Kagame takes over AU Chairmanship, vows institutional reforms

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has officially taken over the chairmanship of the African Union with the tough task of steering the continental body away from heavy dependence on foreign aid. President Kagame’s first task will be to see through the institutional reforms within the AU and the AU Commission to make it financially self-sustaining. Kagame […]

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Morocco’s Election to AU Peace & Security Council Hailed as Additional Asset

The election Friday of Morocco to the African Union’s Peace and Security Council was hailed by several African officials as an additional asset to this body, which is tasked with conflict prevention, management and resolution, and peacekeeping in Africa. The election of Morocco to this supreme decision-making body on peace and security issues, took place […]

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Guinea’s Alpha Condé recalls ambassador to Algiers

President Alpha Condé of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union has recalled his ambassador to Algeria because of the inhumane and condescending treatments faced by Guineans in the North African nation. Algerian authorities have been rounding up sub-Saharan Africans in and around Algiers and have deported more than 3,000 to Niger since August last […]

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Donald Trump’s “shitholes” comment sparks diplomatic fury in Africa

The African Union has issued a statement last weekend calling on US President Donald Trump to apologize after he reportedly called nations on the continent “shitholes.” The African Union mission in Washington, DC, expressed its “shock, dismay and outrage” and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans. Other leaders across the continent have also summoned the […]

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Towards a single air transport market in Africa

The African Union is planning to launch an African single air transport market with 40 plus countries expected to be signatories. So far, 23 African countries out of 54 have subscribed to the single African air transport market. In his New-Year address, the President of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mohamed, indicated that the […]

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