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  • AfDB to Participate At 5th African Union - European Union Summit

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2017/11/30 The African Development Bank (AfDB) will participate at the 5th African Union Commission (AUC) and European Union (EU) Summit taking place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from November 29-30, 2017. The Summit is organized by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission, the President of the African Union and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. This year's theme is "Investing in youth for a sustainable next." The AU-EU Summit brings together key decision-makers to deliberate the next relations and deepen connections between the two continents. The Summit, which takes place each three years, allows the AU and the EU to manage aspects of their partnership, monitor evolution in the implementation of commitments, and provide guidance for further work. The 2017 edition includes several key events, inclunding the EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) and a focus on the new work programme for 2018-2020.
  • EAC Council of Ministers meeting underway in Kampala

    UGANDA, 2017/11/30 The 36th conference of the East African Community Council of Ministers is underway in Kampala. The conference that started yesterday will go on until December 2. It is being held under the theme: “Enhancing Socio - Economic Development for Deeper Integration of the Community”. The conference is considering several matters geared towards deepening and widening the regional integration schedule that include the statement on the implementation of previous decisions of the Council, statement of the office of the secretary general, statement on planning and infrastructure, and the statement on productive and social sectors.
  • Slavery scandal overshadows EU-Africa summit

    ABIDJAN, 2017/11/30 Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara demanded action Wednesday to combat migrant slave trading in Libya, as the issue dominated a Europe-Africa summit meant to focus on long-term increase and stability. The summit comes just two weeks after US network CNN aired footage of black Africans sold as slaves in Libya, sparking outrage from political leaders and street protests in African and European capitals.   Summit host Ouattara lashed slavery as a "wretched drama which recalls the worst hours of human history." "I would like to appeal to our sense of responsibility to take all urgent measures to put an end to that practice, which belongs to an extra age," he said, opening the gathering of 55 African Union and 28 European Union nations in Ivory Coast's economic capital.
  • Malawi to Host Meeting On Access to Health Technology

    MALAWI, 2017/11/01 Malawi will from Wednesday host a three-day high level conference on promoting policy coherence on health technology innovation and access for the African Regional intellectual Property Office (ARIPO). The high level conference brings together a range of leaders, policymakers and institutions inclunding representatives from Ministry of Trade, Health and Justice; regional and intellectual property offices; regional economic communities; civil society; international experts and academic part others. Briefing the press in Lilongwe on Monday, Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi said Malawi and a lot of of the 18 Members States of the ARIPO have made great strides both in improving public health and by consequence, human development outcomes in recent years.
  • Cote d’Ivoire’s president, Alassane Ouattara to visit Ghana Monday

    ABIDJAN, 2017/10/17 Cote d’Ivoire President, Alassane Ouattara, will from Monday, 16th October, begin a two-day official visit to Ghana. “This visit is a reciprocal one to the visit made to Cote d’Ivoire by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in May this year, at the start of his tour of the nations of West Africa,” a statement from the Presidency said.
  • Ivorian President expected in Ghana for two-day working visit

    GHANA, 2017/10/17 The Ghanaian capital city, Accra is ready to receive Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Monday for a two-day working visit, APA learns here.Prior to his arrival, the Ghana Police Service has announced the closure of some ceremonial roads in the capital city, thereby drawing the attention of the motoring public to the visit of the Ivorian leader.
  • DRC elected into UN Human Rights Council

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2017/10/17 DR Congo was on Monday elected in Geneva, Switzerland, to the UN Human Rights Council by 151 votes out of 193.97 votes were required to poll a majority. The DRC will sit on the council from January 2018 for a three-year term alongside three other African nations elected at the same time namely Angola, Nigeria and Senegal. The Congolese minister for Human Rights, Marie-Ange Mushobekwa, welcomed the election, which however places its government in the forefront of its responsibilities.
  • Morocco replaces Kenya to host CHAN 2018

    CASABLANCA, 2017/10/15 CAF’s Emergency Committee chaired by president Mr Ahmad Ahmad, met on Saturday in Lagos, Nigeria, and unanimously decided to grant the organization of the fifth edition of Africa second tier’s football competition to the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. The cities of Casablanca, Agadir, Marakech and Tangier have been selected to host the biannual tournament.
  • China Invites 5 Countries As Guests For BRICS Summit

    CHINA, 2017/09/04 China has invited Egypt, Guinea, Tajikistan, Mexico and Thailand as guest nations for the upcoming BRICS summit but clarified that the invitation is not an attempt to expand the group under its 'BRICS Plus'border. China will host the BRICS summit in Xiamen city from September 3 to 5 in which leaders of the five nations will participate, inclunding Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "We need to have some further explanation about the BRICS Plus to help people better understand the rationale of this idea," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Beijing, addressing the media about BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit.
  • Xi Jinping opens BRICS Summit in Xiamen, asks members to shelve differences

    CHINA, 2017/09/04 Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday asked BRICS members to shelve their differences and accommodate each other’s concerns by enhancing mutual trust and strategic communication, as he opened the 9th annual summit of the five member emerging economies. Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the opening ceremony of BRICS Summit in Xiamen called for mutual trust between member nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The opening ceremony of the three-day BRICS summit started with Brics Business Council amid a downpour triggered by typhoon Mawar which had caused widespread disruption to the summit preparations and the city’s traffic. The typhoon as well caused considerable disruption to the flights.