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Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission HE Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat on the occasion of the 54th Africa Day

It is with honour and utmost humility that I stand before you dear African Compatriots to pay tribute to our Founding Fathers, to bow to their unwavering commitment to an upright, free, united, interdependent and fraternal Africa. On this day of 25 May 2017, we celebrate the anniversary of the liberation of our Continent from the yoke of colonialism and the unity that our Founding Fathers so dreamt about and fought for. The establishment of our Organization, on this day, 25 May in 1963, in Addis Ababa, marked a pivotal turning point in the history of our Continent. 

Africa Visa Openness Index notes that Africans were able to travel more freely across the continent in 2016 compared to 2015

The African Development Bank in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum has launched the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index.

The Index analyses the visa regime in Africa and how open countries are in terms of relaxation or elimination of visa requirements for citizens from other African countries traveling to their countries. 

Five ways to Be Bold For Change this IWD

In 2015, my family and I made the decision to leave Geneva and relocate to Johannesburg so I could pursue a new professional challenge. My wife quit her job and, with our young children, came with me to Johannesburg, and then, a year later, they went with me to Accra, where we are currently based. Since these decisions, I have been questioning my own commitment to women’s economic empowerment.

Moussa Faki Mahamat lauds Dr. Dlamini Zuma for championing continental agenda, as he takes over as AU Commission Chairperson

The new Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, HE Moussa Faki Mahamat has lauded his immediate predecessor HE Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, for leading the process to formulate a continental vision, and for finding lasting solutions to the issue of financing the Union, amongst other things. HE Moussa Faki Mahamat renewed his strong commitment to continued implementation of the continental vision Agenda 2063, as he delivered his maiden address after taking over from Dr. Dlamini Zuma as the AU Commission Chairperson.