Over the past two decades the African Union and Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms have made significant efforts in addressing the situation of unconstitutional changes of government on the continent. Member States have deployed efforts in promoting democracy and good governance, including holding free, fair and transparent elections; and upholding term limits, as per their respective constitutions.
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The 2021 African Integration Report issued under the theme “Putting Free Movement of Persons at the centre of Continental Integration”, is based on the African Multidimensional Regional Integration Index (AMRII). The Index was developed by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), with the participation of the Association of African Central Banks and national statistical agencies.
Africa has progressive normative frameworks that guarantee gender equality in social, economic and political affairs. Through years of activism and legal reforms, many countries are seeing progress in terms of women’s rights and status in societies.
other foreign nationals, particularly students, were reported to be scrambling to leave Ukraine as many foreigners living in Ukraine faced unequal treatment and delays as they attempted to flee the war alongside local Ukrainians.
In light of these developments, the AU Chair, Senegal's President Macky Sall, and Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of AU Commission issued a joint statement condemning the “unacceptable dissimilar treatment” that “would be shockingly racist and in breach of international law,".
Since the appointment of the AU High Representative for the Horn of Africa, H.E Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat as part of the African Union’s drive to promote peace, security, stability and political dialogue across the Horn of Africa region, formidable efforts in promoting durable peace and political dialogue in Ethiopia and across the region have been made.
Aspiration one (1) of the Agenda 2063 envisions a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development with goal three (3) highlighting the importance of healthy and well-nourished citizens. Agenda 2063 further recognises human capital development as critical to delivering the African Union’s vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful continent; as investment in human leads to improved lives for individuals, higher earnings and improved incomes for countries.
The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union held its 35th Ordinary Session on the 5th and 6th of February 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Discussions were held on several issues to meet the Agenda 2063 Aspirations for the “Africa We Want”:
The African Union (AU) through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) together with the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) are set to move a step further to reaching their target of vaccinating at least 60 percent of the population, as they continue to lead the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent.
See the daily COVID19 epidemiological status updates on https://africacdc.org/covid-19/