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    Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will officially take over the post of ceremonial head of the AU which ...
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      The U.S. government has said that it was currently looking for African countries that would be interested in bilateral free trade agreements with it. Mr Peter Haas, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Negotiation told Journalists in a teleconference that it was a big deal for the U.S. to be looking towards Africa. “What ...
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    July 3, 2018 Forty-nine out of the 55 members of the African Union have signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, said AU chairperson Paul Kagame. Kagame, who is also the Rwandan president, made the announcement in Nouakchott during the closing ceremony of the 31st summit of the 55-member African Union. South Africa, ...
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    June 29, 2018 President Muhammadu Buhari is to attend the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government in Nouakchott, Mauritania, from June 30 to July 2. This information is contained in a statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja ...
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    April 25, 2018 Professor Bolaji Owasonoye, Executive Secretary, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption said it is more risky to be corrupt now in Nigeria than before because of the stance of President Muhammadu Buhari. Owasonoye told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that Buhari had been unequivocal about his ...
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    The United Nations Chief gave an interview to Irene Herman Houngbo, our correspondent in New-York. António Guterres discussed about peace and security in Africa as part of the fight against terrorism. He also talked about the actions of the United Nations on the African continent. Excerpts below: About the relevance of peacekeeping operations According to ...
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    January 29, 2018 President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday canvassed for the speedy establishment of a single, unified market in Africa to increase trade, create more jobs and reduce poverty. The President made the call while presenting Nigeria’s position in favour of the Report on the establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) and related ...
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    President Muhammadu Buhari says the war against corruption has come to stay in Nigeria as he described it as “”one of the greatest evils of our time.’’ The President stated this while formally launching the African Anti-Corruption Year 2018 during the Opening Ceremony of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State ...
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    The AU and UN have signed a Framework Agreement for the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the 30th AU Summit in Addis Ababa. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres said after signing the agreement that strong cooperation with the AU was essential for the UN to be able to ...