Washington, August 16, 2018- The African Union Permeant Representative to the United States of America, Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quoa, has expressed profound sadness at the death of global music icon Aretha Franklin, who passed away today at her home in Detroit, USA.
Ms Franklin had batted Pancreatic Cancer for a long time and was visited by dozens of luminaries in the last few days of her life. She was surrounded by family and close friends at the time of her death.
H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat
H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao
The African Union Representational Mission to the United States of America is the first bilateral diplomatic mission of the African Union. Officially launched on July 11, 2007 in Washington, DC, its mandate is to undertake, develop and maintain constructive and productive institutional relationships between the African Union and the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, the African Diplomatic Corps, the Africans in the Diaspora, and the Bretton Woods Institutions through.
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a nonreciprocal trade preference program that provides duty-free export access to the United States’ (U.S.) market of over 6,400 products from eligible sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries.
One of the areas where the AU Mission will concentrate efforts this year is the promotion of Higher Education in Africa through partnership between U.S. and African Higher learning institutions.
The goal of the “Grand Africa Tour” is to make Africa the preferred destination for Tourism. Tourism has the potential to accelerate Africa’s economic growth and job creation.
The vision of the African Diaspora Health Initiative (ADHI) is to develop a healthy and prosperous Africa free of the heavy burden of disease, disability and premature death.
Washington DC, 1 February 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has appointed Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, a Ghanaian national, as the Permanent Representative of the African Union Representational Mission to the United States of America. She is the second Permanent Representative to occupy the position. She replaces Amb. Amina Salum Ali, who held the position from 2007, when the AU Mission was opened.