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Commission slums AU for ignoring grave rights violations

Launching its second volume of the African Human Rights Yearbook, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has published an article that denounced the African Union (AU) for“deliberately”showing reluctance towards grave human rights violations committed by its member states and governments.

First African Entrepreneur Forum held

Calling it “the United States’ firm commitment to Africa’s young people,” the United States Mission to the African Union and blueMoon Advisory Services hosted the first African Entrepreneur Forum in the midst of the gathering of the 32nd African Union Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, this week.

Commission urges states to join single air market

The African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) on Monday called up on African states to join the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), a year after its launch at the African Union heads of state and government summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.   

Dangote launches continental health coalition

Nigerian business mogul Aliko Dangote, through his foundation, the Aliko Dangote Foundation, today launched an African health coalition together with more than 10 companies joining the African Business Coalition on Health፡ "ABCHealth". 

Senior French official stops by ahead of Macron visit

In preparation for the state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron, which is scheduled for March 14-15, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, the French Secretary of State to the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs is paying a visit to Ethiopia this weekend.

On aftermath of controversy, Oxfam reignites activist role

A year after Oxfam admitted of making a “serious error” in the hiring of a dismissed employee stationed in Haiti and rehiring him in Ethiopia accused on sexual violations, the new country director of Oxfam Ethiopia, Gezahegn Kebede Gebrehana, said that the new process put in place has ended the prospect of someone being hired in its local operation.

Qatar, AU to partner on irregular migration epidemic

As the status of thousands of Africans stranded in Libya is becoming an urgent priority within the African Union, the State of Qatar has announced an investment of 20 million USD to help evacuate vulnerable populations, including women and children from the war-torn nation.