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Minister Busingye hosts AU pre-election assessment team

A team of the African Union pre-election assessment mission, which is in the country to review the state of preparedness for the September parliamentary elections yesterday met the Justice Minister. Led by the AU Head of Democracy and Electoral Assistance Unit, Guy Cyrille Tapoko, they met...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:03pm

Continental youth summit discusses SDGs, AU Agenda 2063

Rwanda is hosting the 7th African Students and Youth summit, an event that has brought together 2,500 delegates from 49 countries. Taking place at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV) from yesterday until Saturday, the summit will enable the African youth to interact with top...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 1:59am

AU delegation jets in for pre-parliamentary election assessment

A delegation from the African Union is in Rwanda to assess the country’s preparedness for the upcoming parliamentary elections due in September this year. During the five-day visit, the Mission will establish benchmarks in assessing the overall process and offer practical recommendations to...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 1:50am

AU, UN hail latest development in Ethio-Eritrea relations

ADDIS ABABA – The African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) have hailed the latest development in the relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea.  As the two neighbouring East African countries have started steps in normalising relations since they fought a border war in the years...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:51am

There were only good tidings from Nouakchott

As most people’s attention was riveted towards Russia following what is undoubtedly the most popular game on the planet, as they wiped their tears as their favourite football teams were bundled out unceremoniously, another big show was taking place in Nouakchott, Mauritania. In Mauritania...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 10:53pm

VIDEO: Reforms are about Africa’s interests and dignity, Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that the business as usual approach by the African Union has to change as the continent seeks transformation. President Kagame was speaking in Nouakchott, Mauritania as he chaired the the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 5:02pm

Society benefits from gender equality – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that women can contribute more to society when enjoying their full rights. “Women can deliver more when they are enjoying their full rights. But with men and women working together using their talents to the maximum the effect is not just additive, it...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:20am

Kagame in Mauritania for AU summit

President Paul Kagame on Friday arrived in Nouakchott, Mauritania where he is expected to chair the African Union Summit. On arrival, Kagame was received by his counterpart President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania. In his capacity as the current chair of the African Union, he is expected...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:13pm

Mushikiwabo chairs AU Council meetings in Mauritania

Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and EAC minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, on Thursday and Friday chaired the 33rd ordinary session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU). The Executive Council is composed of ministers of foreign affairs of the African Union or other ministers...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:24pm

PHOTO STORY: Kagame meets AU reform team in Kigali

President Paul Kagame on Monday hosted a meeting with the African Union reforms team in Kigali, ahead of the African Union Summit scheduled for July in Mauritania. The Head of State – who is also the Chairperson of the African Union – is together with his team expected to brief the...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 8:14am

AU Chair calls for global solidarity to support refugees

Many African countries have demonstrated remarkably high level of solidarity providing asylum to refugees at a time of greater anxiety, xenophobia, and closure of borders and denial of asylum in many parts of the world. Yet, the Chairperson of African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat observes...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 12:29pm

AU reforms require political will to bear fruits

The African Union has embarked on a potentially transformative process of institutional reform that, if implemented, will make it leaner and more efficient and increase its financial self-sufficiency. It is notable that very little achievements have been made by the continental body in the social...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:48am

AU targets 30 countries to ratify AfCTA by December

December 20 is the target to have at least 30 African countries to have ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA), members of the Senate heard on Tuesday. Updating the Senators on where Rwanda stands since it ratified the agreement in April, the Minister of Trade and Industry;...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:46am

Kagame: Africa doesn’t need babysitters

The Head of State has long learned to ignore criticism. Whether it is the situation in DR Congo, diplomatic relations with Paris or how long he has been in power, the Chairman of the African Union defends his position and denounces “those who want to give him lessons”. Television host...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 4:41pm

Editorial: The OAU ended apartheid; can AU do the same with corruption?

Today is Africa Day in honour of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) success in fighting colonialism and Apartheid. It is also its 55th anniversary. The OAU could be blamed for not attaining its main objective – Unity - but the predecessor of the African Union (AU) at least had some...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:55am

AU welcomes Ethiopia smooth power transition

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Monday welcomed the smooth power transition in Ethiopia and vowed to work closely with the new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, in various development sectors. Mahamat, who congratulated Abiy Ahmed on his confirmation as the new Prime...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 7:40pm