Press Release Nº25/27th AU SUMMIT – Summary of 27th AU Summit Decisions: tax imports to finance AU; establish Protocol to issue African passports to citizens; and extend mandate of Chairperson and Commission

The Twenty-Seventh Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) in Kigali, Rwanda, ended on an extremely high note. It was hailed by many, including the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as the best Summit ever.

​AU Foundation appoints its first ambassador.

The African Union Foundation (AU Foundation) recently appointed Ambassador Carl Masters as its first official Goodwill Ambassador. Ambassador Masters, who originates from Jamaica plays an active role in African affairs and over the years built a strong relationship with progressive African bodies, with the AU Foundation being one of the organisations he contributes positively too.

Press release: African Economic Platform launches during the AU Summit in Kigali

The African Economic Platform (AEP) has been formally launched at the 27th AU Summit in Kigali. The AEP, which will bring together African heads of state, captains of industry and academics to openly discuss the continent’s economic future and practical actions required in the implementation of priorities outlined in Agenda 2063, was adopted by African heads of state as a Summit Decision.

Press Releases: African Union to launch the African Economic Platform with governments, private sector and higher education sectors

The African Economic Platform will be launched in Port Louis, Mauritius, on 14 - 16 April, 2016. Announced by the AU Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma during the just concluded 26th AU Summit of Heads of State and Government, the African Economic Platform will contribute to fast track African economic transformation toward the realization of Africa’s Agenda 2063.

On African Skills. Building African Institutional Capacity to Deliver Agenda 2063

In order to leverage on and take full advantage of the current high growth opportunity, especially in the context of the African Union Commission’s Agenda 2063, and in the wake of the launch of the New BRICS Bank, all Africans of all shades and cultures need to raise their skills-game. The picture painted by the AU’s Agenda 2063 is the Africa that I want to live in, and that I want my children and their children to live in.