African Union and International Partners sign a Joint Financing Arrangement on support for sustaining and strengthening African Union Liaison Offices

November 22, 2011

AU The Commission of the African Union (AU) and a group of international partners (namely, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the European Union EU) signed 11 November 2011, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, a Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) for the funding of the AU Liaison Offices. These Offices operate in a number of AU Member States to support efforts aimed at promoting and sustaining peace, security and stability. Read the rest of this entry »

The African Union and the Libyan Crisis: Putting the Records Straight

November 16, 2011

AUC Letter from Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission: African issues have long suffered from either a lack of exposure in the mainstream media, marginalization and misrepresentation or from outright silencing. The case of the African Union’s intervention in Libya is a classic example of how African efforts go unreported or are twisted to suit a hostile agenda. Read the rest of this entry »

AU Flag is Flying at Half Mast Following Death of Commissioner Elizabeth Tankeu

October 28, 2011

AU The African Union Flag is today, 17 October 2011, flying at half mast at its Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, following the untimely death of Mrs. Elizabeth Tankeu, AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry, who passed away yesterday, 16 October 2011, at the age of 67, in a hospital in Paris, France, where she was evacuated about three months ago for medical treatment. Read the rest of this entry »

Launching of AMANI AFRICA II Cycle

October 27, 2011

AU Following the successful conduct of the first AMANI AFRICA cycle, culminating in a Command Post Exercise which took place in Addis Ababa, in October 2010, the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) have initiated a joint follow‐up training cycle dubbed AMANI AFRICA II. Read the rest of this entry »

African Union’s vision on working with the private sector

October 11, 2011

AU Remarks by H.E. Dr. Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission On the Occasion of The Launching of the Africa Investor Advisory Council at the New York Stock Exchange, New York,  26 September 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Experts Consultation with AUC Policy Makers on Transitional Justice in Africa

October 11, 2011

Africa Governance Initiative During the second day of the experts consultation on transitional justice in Africa, two (2) sessions took place:

* Possible guidelines towards the development of a policy framework on transitional justice in Africa.

* Road map and the way forward. Read the rest of this entry »

Germany pledges € 30 million support for African Union

December 7, 2009

The official website of the EU and African Union reports that negotiation on Development Cooperation between the African Union (AU) and Government of the Federal Republic of Germany were held in Addis Ababa on 18 November 2009.
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