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Media Advisory note for the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union - Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, 10 – 18 July 2016

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media advisory note for the 27th ordinary session of the assembly of the african Union Kigali, Republic of Rwanda 10 – 18 July 2016

theme of the summit

“ 2016: African Year of Human Rights, with particular focus on the Rights of Women”

1. ACCREDITATION FOR MEDIA PERSONNEL ATTENDING

All journalists will apply online. The media accreditation form is available on http://au.int/en/summit/27/accreditation

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Media representatives are kindly informed that the 27th African Union Summit is scheduled to take place from the 10th to the 18th of July 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda.

MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT/ 27th AU SUMMIT

Media representatives are kindly informed that the 27th African Union Summit is scheduled to take place from the 10th to the 18th of July 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda.

The theme of the Summit is: “2016: African Year of Human Rights with particular focus on the Rights of Women”

Specific dates for the meetings of the different AU organs and decision-making bodies during the Summit will be as follows:

Sunday 10 to Tuesday 12 July 2016: Thirty second (32nd ) Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC)

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The African Union Calls for Accelerating the Creation of a Single Digital Market for Africa and Strengthening of the Broadband Commission

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May 11, 2018

Kigali, Rwanda – 11th May, 2018: The fourth Transform Africa Summit, an annual continental forum that convenes global and regional leaders from government, business and international organizations to collaborate on new ways of shaping, accelerating and sustaining Africa’s on-going digital revolution was held from 8-10 May 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. The Summit was preceded by the Smart Africa Steering Committee held on 6th May 2018 and the broadband commission meeting held on 7th May 2018.

The Second Extra Ordinary session of the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Justice and Legal Affairs

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March 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018

Sunday, 12- March 2018: The Meeting of Legal Experts of the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Justice and Legal Affairs kicked off Sunday, 11 March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.

The week-long session will deliberate on the Agreement Establishing the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), specially focusing on AfCFTA objectives, the Institutional Framework, Implementation and the inter-relationship of the Free Trade Zone with existing regional and international arrangements.

AU Member Countries Create History by massively signing the AfCFTA Agreement in Kigali

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March 21, 2018

Kigali, Rwanda, 21 March 2018: Close to Fifty (50) African Union Member States have signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the Kigali Declaration and the Free Movement Protocol by order of interest, during the official opening ceremony of the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government held on 21 March 2018, in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda. A majority of the African countries signed all the three legal instruments while some signed two and the others signed one of the three instruments.

Statement by President Paul Kagame, Chairperson of the African Union at the Closing Ceremony of the 10th Extraordinary Summit on AfCFTA

This has been a memorable day for the people of Africa. Allow me once again to commend everyone involved in bringing us to this stage.

The private sector is a pillar of a strong and prosperous Africa. I thank business leaders for their active participation in this Summit. This is a very welcome development, which should continue as a lasting partnership.

Dates: 
March 21, 2018
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