AU, UN Arrives Central African Republic For Peace Talks – African News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

African News

AU, UN Arrives Central African Republic For Peace Talks

Published

on

AU, UN Arrives Central African Republic For Peace Talks

African Union and the United Nations top officials have arrived in the Central African Republic on Tuesday in a bid to revive a peace process there.

The representatives were joined by officials from the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and others “to relaunch international efforts for lasting peace in the country.

READ:  AU Sets $100m Target To Sponsor Peace Fund

Rival militias have been battling each other since the 2013 overthrow of longtime leader Francois Bozize. Most of the country’s territory is overrun with armed groups despite the 2016 election of a new president.

READ:  Nine Dead As Fresh Clashes Erupt Near Libya Capital

This latest peace initiative, scheduled to run until Thursday, includes UN peacekeeping operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix and AU peace commissioner, Smail Chergui. A UN statement says, the aim is to promote “dialogue between the government and armed groups under a programme called the African Union initiative.

READ:  Chinese Geely Opens First Assembly Unit In Tunisia

Attempts by the AU  to set up negotiations with the militias and the government since 2017,have been termed inefficient by diplomats and observers who criticised the process.

African News

Ethiopian Airlines Says Compensation Payment To Victims’ Families Is Underway

Published

on

By

Ethiopian Airlines Says Compensation Payment To Victims' Families Is Underway

Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam says, the airline, has began distributing compensation payments to families of victims who died in last month’s devastating plane crash, near Addis Ababa.

All 157 persons on-board the Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 MAX 8 were killed when it came down shortly after take-off.

READ:  CAR's Forest Rangers In Rebels' Line Of Fire

Gebremariam said, the airline is working alongside insurance companies to establish victims’ identities to distribute compensation and the necessary authorities to follow up on the march tenth tragedy.

READ:  China Says Its Lawful Trade With Iran Should Be Respected

He says, Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet since the tragedy, and will decide on whether or not to continue future orders with Boeing once both parties make careful considerations and jointly find solutions to the issues.

READ:  Madagascar To Vote For Familiar Faces In Presidential Polls

Continue Reading

African News

US To Toughen Measures Against Africans Who Overstay Short-Term Visas

Published

on

By

US To Toughen Measures Against Africans Who Overstay Short-Term Visas

The United States has announced tough new measures against Africans who overstay their short-term visas in the country.  This is in concert with president Donald Trump’s efforts to curb immigration.

READ:  Chinese Geely Opens First Assembly Unit In Tunisia

The wall street journal reports African national with high overstay rates, including Nigeria, Chad, Eritrea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, could be affected by the clamp-down.

READ:  Central African Republic, Armed Groups To Hold Peace Talk In Khartoum - AU

In a 2017 report, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recorded the African countries to be among those, under the non-visa waiver program, whose nationals have the highest populations of overstays among non-immigrants in the United States.

READ:  AU Postpones Plan To Send Delegation To DR Congo Over Post-Election Crisis

Continue Reading

African News

Advisor To The Presidential Ivanka Trump And OPIC Chief Announce $1Billion Women’s Investment Initiative

Published

on

By

Advisor To The Presidential Ivanka Trump And OPIC Chief Announce $1Billion Women's Investment Initiative

Advisor and daughter of the US President, Ivanka Trump, has joined with David Bohigian, acting president and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, to announce the launch of OPIC’s initiative to support investment in women in Africa. The announcement was made during a U.S. government delegation to Ethiopia.

READ:  Zim Soldiers 'Run Amok, Fire Gunshots, Teargas At Farmers' - Reports

OPIC aims to unlock the full economic potential of women in Africa by catalyzing one billion dollars through the initiative, directly investing 350 million dollars in businesses and funds owned by women, led by women, or providing a good or service that intentionally empowers women on the continent.

READ:  Three Killed, 10 Injured In Ethiopian Military Helicopter Crash

The women’s initiative will advance the white house-led government commitment to empowering women globally.

Ivanka Trump said for women to succeed as entrepreneurs and job creators, they must have equal access to the financing necessary to start and grow their businesses,

READ:  U.S. And Taliban Draft Framework For Peace With Afghanistan

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, (OPIC), was established in 1971 as a self-sustaining U.S. government agency that helps American businesses invest in emerging markets.

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: