African Union

Financing Africa’s Projects: African nations ignore pension, institutional funds

Africa is looking at increasing tax for mining companies and collecting contributions from the public as part of a solution to financing Africa Union activities. According to Carlos Lopez, the executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the success of this plan will depend on the commitment of member states - CCTV Africa

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African Union

ECOWAS members want AUC elections postponed

The African Union summit is under way in Rwanda. With Dr Dlamini Zuma’s incumbency coming to an end and her decision not to run for a second term, once again the 2016 AU Commission elections have aroused the interest of many commentators and stimulated further debate. It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of these… Continue reading ECOWAS members want AUC elections postponed

African Union, Horn of Africa

AU Special Representative joins the people of Somalia in commemorating the 56th Independence Day

PRESS RELEASE/Mogadishu, July 6th 2016 – The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, wishes all Somali nationals a happy and prosperous Eid al-fitr. Ambassador Madeira thanks all Muslims for their prayers, love and kindness during the holy month of Ramadan. “Eid al-Fitr marks the end… Continue reading AU Special Representative joins the people of Somalia in commemorating the 56th Independence Day

Africa, African Union, Horn of Africa, International relations

Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Bolivia elected to U.N. Security Council for 2017-18

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Bolivia were elected to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday for 2017-18, but further voting was due to take place to decide the final seat with Italy and the Netherlands almost locked in a tie.   After three rounds of voting by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly,… Continue reading Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Bolivia elected to U.N. Security Council for 2017-18

Africa, African Union, East Africa, Global Politics

Africa: Amisom Troops Miss Monthly Stipends in Wake of EU Funding Cut

AFRICA -African Union troops in Somalia have not been paid allowances for more than five months, as the effects of funding cuts by the European Union bite. On Monday, the EU said it had not released the money to the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) due to complex approval procedures that had resulted from… Continue reading Africa: Amisom Troops Miss Monthly Stipends in Wake of EU Funding Cut