Kenyan Vice President H.E William Ruto has said eliminating 90 percent of import tariffs within Africa is predicted to yield a 52 percent growth in trade. Speaking when he officially opened the 15th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform (PP) themed, “Enhancing Trade and Market Access for Accelerated Agriculture Transformation,” H.E Ruto said the move to do so should be informed by a conviction that giving up revenues from tariffs for earnings from trade was an optimal trade off.
Overall, the 2018 Biennial Review indicates that African Union states are not on-track to meet CAADP/Malabo goals by 2025
The African Union has embarked on communication, visibility and branding activities that have expanded and strengthened its outreach. Through the AU Commission’s Directorate of Information and Communication, the Union has enhanced its internal and external communications functions, to increase efficiency and connectivity with African citizenry and stakeholders, in making available up-to-date information on the implementation and impact of Agenda 2063 projects, programmes and activities.
NOTE TO EDITORS
13 June 2019
Update On African Union Actions in Response to Recent Ebola Outbreaks
The first Ministerial Summit on Africa’s energy future jointly organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) was held today with a rallying call to embrace and invest more in technological innovation in the Energy sector to develop Africa’s energy future.
Nairobi, Kenya, June 12, 2019: Legislators from the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) of the East African Community (EAC), and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliame
Président de la CUA
10 June 2019, Addis Abeba: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, wishes to reaffirm the position of the Commission, following the interim statement of African Union E
8 June 2019, Addis Abeba: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomes the visit to Khartoum by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister and current Chairman of the Inter-Governmen
3 June 2019, Addis Abeba: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki strongly condemns the violence that erupted today which led to reported deaths and several civilian injuries.
Addis Ababa, 14 June 2019: Amb. Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chair of the African Union Commission (AUC), held a meeting with the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Mr.
Le Vice-président de la Commission de l'Union africaine, M. Kwesi Quartey, reçoit S.E.