Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Top scientists, researchers and ministers of health rose from a two-day virtual conference on Thursday to discuss a roadmap towards a coronavirus vaccine, calling for the lifting of intellectual property rights likely to limit access to a global vaccine and its fair distribution in Africa

©- - 25 june 2020 - 21:33:41 - thread União Africana (653 words)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the African Union to work with countries, researchers, scientists and vaccine developers to produce a roadmap on how to develop an effective and an affordable coronavirus vaccine for the African population

©- - 25 june 2020 - 14:35:24 - thread União Africana (508 words)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) will provide funding to the most promising coronavirus vaccine initiatives and ensure funding is available to produce doses of the coronavirus for wider distribution, Director-General Tedros Adhanom said on Wednesday

©- - 24 june 2020 - 22:55:50 - thread União Africana (375 words)

Bamako, Mali (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has said he is deeply concerned by the serious crisis prevailing in Mali since the popular demonstrations on June 5

©- - 23 june 2020 - 14:32:11 - thread União Africana (326 words)

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday called on President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as the African Union (AU) Chairman, to demand that the Zimbabwean government stops the harassment of members of the opposition and the immediate release of three female opposition leaders who were arrested earlier this month

©- - 18 june 2020 - 13:20:15 - thread União Africana (338 words)

Addis Ababa, Ryhiopia (PANA) - For the first time, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has successfully deployed 28 frontline responders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali and Niger through the activation of the African Union Strategic Lift Capability

©- - 31 may 2020 - 15:31:50 - thread União Africana (514 words)

Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mic Commhelle Bachelet on Thursday condemned the killing of George Floyd, an African American man whose death in police custody on Monday was captured on video and has led to serious ongoing protests in Minneapolis, in the United States

©- - 29 may 2020 - 15:43:05 - thread União Africana (478 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The delivery life-saving medical supplies needed to support the treatment of coronavirus patients was done successfully in all African countries except Egypt and Morocco, where supplies were interrupted due to airspace lockdown, a senior African Union official said on Thursday

©- - 29 may 2020 - 10:53:07 - thread União Africana (675 words)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The use of lethal force and the militarisation of the state to enforce measures aimed at slowing down the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Africa is a major threat to the achievement of the silencing of the gun initiative, which aims to eradicate conflicts in Africa

©- - 28 may 2020 - 14:11:31 - thread União Africana (728 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Algeria has expressed regret over the conflicting international and regional agendas in Libya, saying that the conflicts have kept Libya in a state of anarchy and makes it the scene of a proxy war and an arena for settling accounts at the expense of Libyans

©- - 27 may 2020 - 18:20:27 - thread União Africana (350 words)

Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - In a statement issued on Monday, the anniversary of the creation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the forerunner of the African Union (AU), Guinean Foreign Minister, Mamady Touré, said that this 57th anniversary is "an opportune moment" to assess the progress made since 1963 towards the effective realization of the integration of our continent

©- - 25 may 2020 - 16:44:29 - thread União Africana (493 words)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Africa’s scorecard after s half a century of independence and freedom leaves people in doubt, despite the huge economic potential, its rich, young and dynamic human capital, African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said on Monday

©- - 25 may 2020 - 13:14:05 - thread União Africana (497 words)

New York, US (PANA) - African countries have “demonstrated commendable leadership” battling the COVID-19 pandemic, but more nations across the continent where conflict prevails, should heed the UN call for a global ceasefire to push back the deadly virus, said the Secretary-General on Monday

©- - 25 may 2020 - 06:04:23 - thread União Africana (492 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The African Union (AU) contact group on Libya Wednesday reaffirmed its appeal to “Libyan actors to put the interest of their country over all other considerations and observe immediate and unconditional ceasefire, an official source told PANA here

©- - 20 may 2020 - 23:37:26 - thread União Africana (883 words)

Vienna, Austria (PANA) - Lockdowns, travel restrictions, resource cutbacks and other measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus are putting victims of human trafficking at risk of further exploitation, while organised crime networks could further profit from the pandemic, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

©- - 07 may 2020 - 05:50:30 - thread União Africana (516 words)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – A High-Level Meeting on Somalia, organized by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union, has encouraged the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and its Federal Member States (FMS) to continue engaging in regular political dialogue at all levels and strengthen technical level engagement on security cooperation and development

©- - 03 may 2020 - 19:49:22 - thread União Africana (776 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - African Union's top organ, the Bureau of Heads of State, has called for a global debt relief for African countries to help address the adverse effects of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic

©- - 04 april 2020 - 20:10:58 - thread União Africana (606 words)

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The members of the Contact Group of the High Level Committee of the African Union (AU) on Libya, who met on Thursday in Oyo, about 400 km from Brazzaville, have decided to hold the Intra-Libyan national conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, next July

©- - 13 march 2020 - 11:30:14 - thread União Africana (637 words)

Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - President Alpha Condé Friday evening announced a “slight postponement” of the double referendum and parliamentary elections scheduled for Sunday and boycotted by several opposition parties, an official source told PANA here

©- - 29 february 2020 - 00:03:57 - thread União Africana (359 words)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has prepared a health task force made of 50 personnel to be deployed to its member states to bolster efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), its Centre for Disease Control said on Tuesday

©- - 18 february 2020 - 14:35:15 - thread União Africana (537 words)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union will intensify the training of healthcare workers and the availability of testing kits for the effective handling of the coronavirus (COVID-19) following the confirmation of the first case of the virus in Egypt, a senior health official said on Saturday

©- - 15 february 2020 - 23:09:24 - thread União Africana (508 words)

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Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - For the first time the escalating terrorist threat in Mozambique has been discussed by African leaders, at the 33rd African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia, last week –  more than two years after the insurgency started in the northern Cabo Delgado province

©- - 13 february 2020 - 15:13:50 - thread União Africana (1150 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The 33rd summit of the African Union (AU), held on 9 and 10 February in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, affirmed the African Organization's support for the holding of a Reconciliation Conference among Libyans to strengthen the ceasefire and start a political dialogue

©- - 11 february 2020 - 18:47:48 - thread União Africana (543 words)

Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – As South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa begins his term of office as the chairperson of the African Union (AU), a human rights watchdog is asking him to use his leadership to promote human rights and justice for violations across the continent

©- - 11 february 2020 - 07:39:09 - thread União Africana (484 words)

Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - DR Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said here Monday that his election as vice-president of the African Union (AU) for 2020 and chairman for 2021 marked the return of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the African scene, a presidential press release copied to PANA said

©- - 10 february 2020 - 20:45:14 - thread União Africana (226 words)

Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Acting Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sabri Bachtobji has submitted the instruments of ratification of the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption to  AU legal counsel Nemira Najm

©- - 10 february 2020 - 18:03:30 - thread União Africana (160 words)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has met with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdouk on the margins of the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the two are present

©- - 09 february 2020 - 19:20:43 - thread União Africana (121 words)

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The African Union Peace and Security Council, which met the day before the summit of African Union summit opened in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday, has proposed three concrete measures to be examine immediately to end the fighting in Libya and help end the crisis

©- - 09 february 2020 - 19:14:23 - thread União Africana (361 words)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The challenges facing African nations are “complex, multi-faceted and far-reaching" but a “collective, comprehensive and coordinated” response by the global community will build on the momentum that already exists to help the continent thrive, the UN secretary-General told the African Union Summit on Sunday

©- - 09 february 2020 - 18:18:33 - thread União Africana (766 words)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, said that member States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are mobilising with “renewed vigour,” their own resources to combat Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorism

©- - 09 february 2020 - 10:43:47 - thread União Africana (553 words)