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AU Extraordinary Summit of the PRC on Maritime Security, Safety and Development opens in Lomé, Togo

The members of the PRC examined the Draft African Union Charter on Maritime Security, Safety and Development and recommended it for further consideration by the Executive Council and subsequent adoption by the Summit Members of the Permanent Representative Committee (PRC) of the African Union (AU) began meeting in the Extraordinary …

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Commissioner Tumusiime urges AU Leaders to champion the Cause of Aflatoxin Mitigation on the Continent

The African Union Commission (AUC) through PACA is working to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Governments to tackle the aflatoxin challenge in Africa AUC Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, H.E Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, yesterday urged African leaders to continue to champion the cause of aflatoxin mitigation in order …

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U.S. Ambassador Gaspard Presents Liliesleaf Farm with an Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant to Conserve Rare Documents from Liberation Movement

Ambassador Gaspard presented Liliesleaf Farm CEO Nicholas Wolpe with a U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grant totaling $103,329 at a signing ceremony in Rivonia on October 12. Liliesleaf Farm was selected to receive the grant following a worldwide competition for funds dedicated by the U.S. government to the preservation …

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Statement attributable to the Principal Public Information Officer, UNMISS, on Increased Incidents of Violence in South Sudan

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan is extremely concerned over increased reports of violence and armed conflict in various parts of the country in the last few weeks. UNMISS Force in Leer town have reported heavy artillery and gunfire exchanges between SPLA and  SPLA in Opposition leading to several …

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The 631st Meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the Situation in Burundi

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 631st meeting, held on 6 October 2016, adopted the following decision on the situation in Burundi: Council, 1.    Takes note of the briefing made by the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the Commission for the Great Lakes region, …

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U.S. Expert to discuss U.S. Presidential Election with journalists

U.S. expert Kathryne Kurth* will conduct a lecture and discussion with journalists on U.S. Presidential Election. She will discuss on how the U.S. Elections work, Election Reporting, Analysis of the media presentation of the candidates followed by a question and answer session. You are invited to attend the lecture at …

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Cameroon: Polio Prevention Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation: MDRCM023

A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) prescribes 3 strategies to eradicate polio; namely 1) strengthening routine immunization; 2) epidemiological surveillance; and 3) supplementary preventive or response immunization activities. As part of this initiative, Cameroon has been implementing the 3 strategies, which have enabled …

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Welcoming Remarks by H.E. Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security on the Occasion of the Inauguration of the Julius Nyerere Peace and Security Building

Your Excellency, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany; Your Excellency, Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia; Your Excellency, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission; Permanent Representatives of AU Member States; Members of the Diplomatic Community here present; Fellow AU …

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