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S.E. Amira El Fadil

H.E. Amira El Fadil, born on 15 January 1967, a Sudanese woman was elected Commissioner for Social Affairs of the African Union Commission. She was Minister of Social Welfare and Social Insurance for the Government of Sudan.


The Department of Social Affairs (DSA) works to promote the AU’s health, labour, employment, migration, social development, drug control, crime prevention, sport and cultural agenda.

The Division of culture harmonises and coordinates activities and policies across the continent.

The Division responds to vital generic health issues related to health policy and delivery systems, nutrition and other related public health issues and challenges that require a concerted and coordinated approach at a continental level.

The Division plays a leading role in policy development, advocacy, coordination, monitoring and evaluation on AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and other infectious diseases.

The division of labour and employment focuses on the rights, labour standards, integrated employment policies and social security systems.


May 31, 2020

For the first time, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in collaboration with the Oper

May 27, 2020

WE, the Ministers responsible for Arts, Culture and Heritage from the following African Union (AU) Member States, Alg

May 26, 2020

The economic shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting public health measures have left thousands of mi

May 25, 2020

The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E.

May 24, 2020

The African Union has created an African Union COVID-19 Response Fund with the aim of strengthening the continental

13th Media Advisory for weekly press briefing on coronavirus outbreak
May 28, 2020
Weekly Press Briefing on Coronavirus Disease Outbreak
May 25, 2020