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Mauritania takes over African Union Chairmanship from Comoros

Mauritania takes over African Union Chairmanship from Comoros

The 37th African Union Summit of 2024 is currently underway in Addis Ababa, with leaders from member states participating in discussions and decision-making processes. This year, the West African nation of Mauritania has been elected to chair the African Union, succeeding Comoros, which held the position in 2023. President Mohamed Ould Ghazoni of Mauritania has assumed the role of Chairman of the African Union, succeeding President Azali Assoumani of Comoros. The chairmanship of the African Union rotates among member states annually, granting each the opportunity to lead the organization. President Mohamed's election took place following the approval of the Foreign…
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US and African Union Urge Respect for Somalia’s Sovereignty

US and African Union Urge Respect for Somalia’s Sovereignty

The United States and the African Union are jointly calling for the resolution of escalating tensions between Ethiopia and Somalia. The recent agreement between Ethiopia and the self-independent Somaliland, signed just four days ago, has triggered diplomatic discord in East Africa, prompting various nations to address the issue. Somalia contends that Somaliland is an integral part of its territory, framing the agreement as an invasion. In response, Somalia has called upon the United Nations, the African Union, the Arab League, and other nations to support its stance. The United States has voiced its disagreement with recognizing Somaliland as a sovereign…
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African Union suspends Niger from membership

African Union suspends Niger from membership

The African Union has suspended Niger, which staged a coup a month ago, from membership. Niger's army, led by General Tiani, has taken power in a coup against Niger's elected President Bazoum. Following this, the African Union announced that it has suspended Niger from membership for an indefinite period. African Union called for the leaders of the coup to release the elected president, Mohammad Bazum, from prison and return him to his home. Reuters reports that, the African Union Peace and Security Council has reviewed the decision of the West African communities (ECOWAS) to mobilize a standby force for military…
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African Union expressed its concern about the conflict in Amahara, Ethiopia

African Union expressed its concern about the conflict in Amahara, Ethiopia

In a statement issued by the African Union, it announced its concern about the situation in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. The union added in its profile that the chairman of the African Union, Musa Faki Mahamat, is monitoring the damage. The chairman added that they are closely monitoring the military conflict in the Amhara region. The African Union has also mentioned in the statement that it will support Ethiopia's constitutional system, sovereignty and unity. The chairman urged all parties involved in the conflict to protect the innocent from harm and stop it and warned them to come to a…
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Jobs at African Union

Jobs at African Union

Are you a citizen of a member state of the African Union (AU) and want to contribute to the creation of the Africa we want? Below is a list of professional opportunities to work for the AU. Apply now through:- https://careers.au.int Job TitleDepartment/OrganLocationDeadlineInternship ProgramAfrican Union CommissionAddis AbabaJun 30, 2023Programme Management Officer (AfCFTA)AfCFTA SecretariatAccraApr 10, 2023Senior Administration Officer (AfCFTA)AfCFTA SecretariatAccraApr 10, 2023Programme Officer- Customs (AfCFTA)AfCFTA SecretariatAccraApr 10, 2023Senior Programme Officer - Customs Enforcement (AfCFTA)AfCFTA SecretariatAccraApr 10, 2023
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African Union extends the suspension of four member states

African Union extends the suspension of four member states

The African Union extends the suspension of four member states. 36th Africa Union leaders summit kicks off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The leaders discussed Africa free trade area act, food security, peace, and other continental problems. The coup master of three western and one eastern African countries requested a return to the African Union and extended the suspension of membership rights. Burkina Faso, Mali, Sudan, and Guinea were suspended from the Africa Union membership because of the coupon of the constitutionally elected government. The African Union has reiterated its zero-tolerance approach to undemocratic changes of power on the continent. On the…
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US high level Delegation Come to Ethiopia

US high level Delegation Come to Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, ET, 15 Feberuary 2023:- High-level U.S. Government Delegation Travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia U.S. Department of State Special Envoy for Global Food Security Dr. Cary Fowler, will join U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Africa Molly Phee, the Special Presidential Representative for U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Implementation. Ambassador Johnnie Carson, USAID Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Africa Monde Muyangwa, acting USAID Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau of Resilience and Food Security Dina  Esposito, and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Health Diplomacy John Nkengasong in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia. The US deligates come to Ethiopia for meetings…
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African Union 2023 Leaders Summit will start tomorrow in Addis Ababa

African Union 2023 Leaders Summit will start tomorrow in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, ET, 14 February, 2023:-African Union 2023 leaders Summit will start tomorrow in Addis Ababa 35 presidents and 4 prime ministers will participate in the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that 35 Presidents and 4 Prime Ministers will participate in the 36th African Union Summit and 42nd African Union Executives Meeting to be held in Addis Ababa from tomorrow. In the weekly statement given by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Meles Adelman, said that delegations from 51 countries will participate in the African Union meeting. He also…
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Ambassador Ayele Lire appointed as Ethiopia’s permanent envoy to the African Union

Ambassador Ayele Lire appointed as Ethiopia’s permanent envoy to the African Union

Addis Ababa, EN, Feb 9,2023:- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Ambassador Ayele submitted his credentials to the African Union Commission Commissioner Musa Faki. Ambassador Ayele was appointed as Ethiopia's permanent envoy to the African Union, following the appointment of Ambassador Tesfaye Yilma as Ethiopia's ambassador to the United Nations. The new permanent envoy is a career diplomat who has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for several years. Ambassador Taye Atskeselase, who has served as Ethiopia's ambassador to the United Nations for the past four years, has been appointed as an adviser to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.…
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African Union Peace Negotiations Team visits Tigray’s Capital

African Union Peace Negotiations Team visits Tigray’s Capital

Ambassadors of 32 countries are visiting Mekele city. Secretary General of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development of East Africa, Workneh Gebeyehu (Dr.), former Kenyan President Ahuru Kenyatta and ambassadors of various countries are visiting Mekele. The ambassadors of various European and African countries, including England, were welcomed by the officials of the Tigray region when they arrived at the Mekele Alula Abanega International Airport today. In addition to the ambassadors who arrived in Mekele, it is reported that the Minister of Justice Gideon Timothios (Dr.) also in the team. The joint monitoring and verification team established to implement the peace…
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