Nigeria has formally requested the African Union (AU) to declare corruption a crime against humanity.
The country blamed the impoverishment of African people on corrupt leaders.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said on Wednesday at the inaugural JF Ade Ajayi Memorial Lecture held at the University of Lagos, that the request had been tabled.
The late Ajayi was one of Nigeria’s foremost history scholars, and former vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos.
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Prof Osinbajo said the problem of corruption must be escalated as the […]
The International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards has commended the African Union for the launch of a single, common electronic passport for all Africans at the just concluded 27th AU Summit, in Kigali, Rwanda.
It also applauded the ultimate goal of the single passport, which is set to realize the dream of visa-free travel for African citizens within the African continent by 2020.
In the same vein, the AU’s single, common electronic passport throughout the continent falls squarely within the […]
The African Union, AU, is working to produce a common electronic passport that will grant holders visa-free access to all 54 member-countries.
This was contained in a statement by the union on Wednesday.
AU said the passport was a step towards the fulfilment of the continent’s aspirations as enshrined in Agenda 2063 action plan, which is “to promote greater continental integration and forge a united Africa”.
AU disclosed that the passports will be distributed to all African citizens by 2018, a plan that […]
Newsmen gathered that the Africa Union is mooting the idea to adopt a single currency as part of the Agenda 2063 roadmap worked out by the organization, Anthony Mothae Maruping, AU Commissioner for Economic Affairs, said on Thursday.
The aim is to connect Africa through world class infrastructure, with a concerted push to finance and implement major projects, Maruping said on the sidelines of the 25th AU Summit taking place in Johannesburg.
African central bank governors have already met and deliberated on […]
It was made known that the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union has suggested that African countries should team up and quickly move towards the creation of the United States of Africa.
The ECOSOCC said this in its reaction to the xenophobic violence against migrants and migrant workers, including Nigerians, by South African citizens.
The Presiding Officer of ECOSOCC, Joseph Chilengi, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said the creation of the USA was the only way Africans […]
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According to AU commission, Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, The African Union called Friday for a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to defeat the “horrendous” rise of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militants. See Excerpts detailed:
“Boko Haram’s horrendous abuses, unspeakable cruelty, total disregard for human lives, and wanton destruction of property are unmatched,” Dlamini-Zuma said in a statement after the bloc’s Peace and Security Council met late Thursday, ahead of a full AU […]