Kigali, March 20th, 2018 - On the occasion of the AfCFTA Business Forum, the African Union and the AfroChampions Initiative have just released their roadmap for the promotion of the African Continental Free Trade Area. The AfroChampions Initiative thus becomes an official platform of exchange between the African private sector and the leaders of the African Union, and in particular its department in charge of Trade and Industry.
Addis Ababa, 20 March 2018: The Head of the African Union Election Observation Mission to Sierra Leone, H.E. Kgalema Motlanthe recalls the interim statement that AUEOM issued immediately after the General Election of 7 March 2018. In that statement the AUEOM congratulated all political stakeholders and the people of Sierra Leone for the peaceful, transparent and credible manner in which the elections were held. In the same statement, AUEOM implored Sierra Leone stakeholders to uphold peace and avoid violence as the country gears itself up for the run-off presidential election.
Kigali, Rwanda, 19 March 2018: H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) underscored the need for Africa to speak with one voice as African Union member states embark on implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Kigali, Rwanda, 17 March 2018: H.E Amb. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), congratulated the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) on 15 March 2018 while delivering his closing remarks at the meeting of the PRC holding in the Kigali Convention Center. The address was done at the end of a day-long heated debate and exchange of views in preparation of the Tenth Extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), hosted by the Republic of Rwanda on 21 March 2018.
Kigali, Rwanda, 15 March 2018: “I am once again honoured to address the Permanent Representatives’ Committee, the linchpin of the African Union, on the occasion of preparations for the Extraordinary Session of the AU Assembly convened for the purpose of executing the decision taken by our Heads of State and Government to lend a strong impetus to the implementation of one of our flagship projects, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) ”, said H.E Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), during the opening ceremony of the Permanent Representat
Addis Ababa, 17 March 2018: At the invitation of the Government and National Elections Commission of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, has approved the deployment of a Short-Term Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to Egypt to observe the country’s presidential election scheduled for 26-28 March 2018.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 16 March 2018- The African Union (AU) Medical Services Directorate commemorated the Africa Healthy Lifestyle Day today at the African Union Commission (AUC) Headquarters. The Directorate of Medical Services celebrated the day with the Slogan: “When your life works your work works”. The activities were highly attended by AU Staff as well as Ambassadors. The Day began by an active sensitization exercise and distribution of flyers at the AU the AU main gate.
Kigali, Rwanda, 15 March 2018: Mr. Mourad Ben Dhiab, Secretary General (SG) of the African Union, Commission (AUC) and Mr. Claude Nikobisanezwe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Cooperation & EAC of the Republic of Rwanda, representing the host country, on Thursday 15 March 2018, signed a host agreement for hosting the meetings of the Permanent Representatives Committee, the Eighteenth Extraordinary Session of the Executive Council and the Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government.
Addis Ababa, 15 March 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, wishes to congratulate the people of Sierra Leone for peaceful, transparent and credible General Elections. The Chairperson has taken note of the peaceful atmosphere within which the 7 March 2018 General Elections took place and wishes to seize the opportunity to applaud the efforts of all electoral stakeholders including political parties and the National Electoral Commission.
Addis Ababa, 12 March 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, undertook a working visit to Algeria from 10 to 12 March 2018.