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Interview: New AU Commission chief faces challenges to bring stability in Africa

Sunday, July 22, 2012 Comments off

By Ntandoyenkosi Ncube

JOHANNESBURG, July 21 (Xinhua) — African governments should deal with technicalities regarding protocol and procedure to ensure that new African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma champion democracy and good governance in the continent, a South Africa academic and political analyst said on Saturday. Read more…

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African Union – A Zuma sworn in as first chairwoman of AU Commission

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News July  17, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, July 17 (Xinhua) — The newly-elected chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, was sworn into office early on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to lead the pan-African institution.

Jean Ping, Zuma’s predecessor who had served since 2008, congratulated the new chairwoman and wished her very best in his farewell speech at the closing ceremony of the 19th AU Summit, held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in the wee hours of Tuesday. Read more…

Growth and stability worry African leaders at AU Summit

Saturday, July 14, 2012 Comments off

By Chrispanus Omar

 

ADDIS ABABA, July 14 (Xinhua) — African leaders braced for an unusually stormy Summit on Sunday amid fears the European debt crisis and the growing tensions in West and Central Africa could impact negatively on efforts to promote trade. Read more…

Africa to create continental court to try criminal cases

Friday, July 13, 2012 Comments off

Niyungeko said: Out of 54 African countries, only 26 have ratified the Protocol on the creation of the Court and only five of the 26 countries have made the Special Declaration allowing individuals and NGOs to file cases at the Court.”

 

ADDIS ABABA, July 13 (Xinhua) — The African continent is planning to merge the African Court of Justice and the African Court on Human and People’s Rights with an extension of the Court’ s mandate to try criminal cases, the president of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights said here at a press conference ahead of the 19th African Union (AU) Summit due on July 15 to July 16 this year. Read more…

Africa vows to boost infrastructure sector: AU official

Friday, July 13, 2012 Comments off

By Apollinaire Niyirora

ADDIS ABABA, July 13 (Xinhua) — The African continent is convinced that no economic development will be possible without developing the infrastructure sector on the continent, the African Union (AU) commissioner for infrastructure and energy said here at a press conference ahead of the 19th AU summit. Read more…

19th AU Summit commences on Monday with PRC meeting

Saturday, July 7, 2012 Comments off

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18th AU SUMMIT 2012 – Photo RM

 

ADDIS ABABA, July 6 (Xinhua) — The African Union (AU) has announced that the 19th AU Summit is going to officially kick off on Monday with the meeting of the Permanent Representative Committee (PRC) at the Headquarters of the Pan-African institution in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more…

AU announces change of venue for summit in July

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Comments off

ADDIS ABABA, June 12 (Xinhua) — The African Union (AU) on Tuesday announced that the 19th Ordinary Session of the AU Summit, which was initially scheduled to take place in Lilongwe, Malawi, is now taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more…

Go’aanada Shirkii Addis Ababa Ee Saxiixayaasha Heshiiska Siyaasadeed Ee Xaaladda Kala Guurka Soomaaliya (English)

Thursday, May 24, 2012 Comments off

Consultative Meeting of the Somali Signatories of the Process for Ending the Transition.

Addis Ababa, May 23, 2012: the Somali signatories of the process for ending the transition held a consultative meeting in The African Union Headquarters, from May 21 to May 23, 2012. Read more…

18th AU summit concludes with package of agreements

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Comments off

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18th AU SUMMIT 2012 – Photo RM

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) — The 18th African Union (AU) summit ended here Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital with adoption of a series of agreements concerning Africa’s economic, political and security issues. Read more…

First ever Global African Diaspora Summit comes in May: AU

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 31, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) — African Union (AU) leaders agreed Tuesday to launch a first ever Global African Diaspora Summit on May 25 in South Africa.

AU leaders, meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, asked the AU Commission and South Africa to collaborate for a successful diaspora summit. Read more…