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Renaissance Dam: Still no agreement despite ten days of negotiations

After another failure of the negotiations to reach an agreement on the construction of the Renaissance Dam, Sudan proposes a summit meeting. According to Khartoum, the meeting at ministerial level cannot resolve the outstanding issues. This must now be done at the level of the leaders of the three countries. Started in early August under […]

Mali: President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigns, International Community reacts

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced on Tuesday night his resignation and the dissolution of Parliament following his arrest earlier in the day by mutinous soldiers. President Keïta, arrested in the company of his Prime Minister Boubou Cissé in the late afternoon and taken to the military camp from which a mutiny had started earlier […]

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Negotiations have resumed on the Renaissance dam

Tripartite negotiations have quietly resumed on the Renaissance dam in a rather peculiar context, after a week of violence in Ethiopia. The negotiators had agreed to meet again on Monday 6 July in plenary session, after a weekend in which the three countries concerned maintained their positions. While Ethiopia was still taking stock of the […]

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Kenya and Djibouti, who will replace South Africa at the UN Security Council?

A long diplomatic battle between two African countries will come to an end today Wednesday 17 June at the United Nations. Kenya and Djibouti have been battling for a year to claim the non-permanent African seat on the Security Council for the years 2021 and 2022 to replace the outgoing South Africa. Diplomats are returning […]

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Ethiopia admits to have shot down ‘by error’ the Kenyan plane in Somali

Ethiopia admits that it shot down the Kenyan plane carrying humanitarian aid in south-west Somalia. The crash took place early last week and all six passengers, Kenyans and Somalis, died. The Ethiopian authorities speak of an error in a communiqué to the African Union. It was a private plane from African Express Airways. On board […]

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African Union Rejects Tanzanian President’s Accusations on Testing

The Director of the African Union Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Africa CDC), Dr. John Nkengasong, denies the Tanzanian president’s accusations that the screening tests sent to his country are faulty. “The tests that Tanzania and all African countries are using are tests that we have validated and we know they are very effective,” […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic update in Africa

Africa had 54 027 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as of Friday, May 8. Covid-19 has already claimed the lives of 2 074people on the continent, according to the African Union Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. South Africa and Egypt are the two most affected countries, with 8 232 and 7 981cases respectively. They are […]

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Jack Ma Foundation made its third donation of health equipment to Africa

The CDC, a specialized medical agency of the African Union, on Wednesday, 29th April, received medical equipment donated by China’s billionaire Jack Ma Foundation in partnership with the Beijing government. The equipment will be distributed to the 55 member states of the African Union. The shipment, which includes 4.6 million masks, 500,000 tests, 300 ventilators […]

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Tony Elumelu, UNDP to support 100,000 entrepreneurs in 10 years

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the global development network of the United Nations, has partnered with the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) to train, mentor and financially support 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa over 10 years towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union’s Agenda 2063. The announcement was made […]

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Ghana to host African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat

The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) has selected Ghana as the host country for the Secretariat of the African Continental (AfCFTA) Free Trade Area. The announcement was made on Sunday, 7 July 2019, during the 12th AU Extraordinary Summit held in Niamey, the capital of Niger, after Ghana […]

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