African Union Current Affairs, GK & News

European Union-African Union Summit

The Sixth European Union-African Union Summit was held from 17th to 18th February 2022.  This summit took place in Brussels, Belgium. Overview: The event was scheduled for October 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed.  The summit was co-chaired by Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Macky Sall, President of ..

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African Union Summit

The 35th African Union summit was held at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Security and pandemic were given top priority at the summit. Key Points on the summit The countries discussed about the unavailability of COVID vaccines to many African countries Lately African Union has been facing institutional failures because of insurgencies and coup. This fact ..

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What is Great Green Wall Initiative?

The Great Green Wall for Sahel and Sahara Initiative recently received 14 billion USD funds at the recent One Planet Summit for Biodiversity. The funding is to be used to restore degraded land, strengthen resilience, create green jobs and protect biodiversity. Among the financiers, the World Bank has committed 5 billion USD, African Development Bank ..

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India’s New representative of UN; India to become member of UNSC

The 1985 Indian Foreign Officer T S Trimurti is to succeed Syed Akbaruddin as the permanent representative of the United Nations. Mr Trimurti was serving as the Secretary to Economic relations. The appointment announcement was made by the External Affairs ministry. Recently, announcement was made that India is to become a member of UNSC. Permanent ..

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33rd African Union (AU) summit held in Ethiopia

The 33rd African Union (AU) summit has commenced recently in Addis Ababa, the capital of the African nation Ethiopia. The summit is being held under the theme ‘Silencing the Guns: Creating conducive conditions for Africa’s development’. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, took over as the African Union chair, from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Heads of countries and government ..

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External Affairs Minister inaugurated MGICC in Niger

The External Affairs Minister of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar during his 2-day visit to the western African country, Niger, inaugurated the first-ever convention centre to be built in the Africa continent by India. The USD 56 million convention center built in the landlocked country, Niger is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, and has been named ‘Mahatma Gandhi ..

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