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AU Summit 2020: Highlights Special of the 33rd AU Summit

The 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union opened at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the goal of silencing the guns in Africa by 2020....

AU Summit 2020: Unpacking key outcomes from the 2020 AU Summit

Africa stands on the cusp of a transformation that may forever change its fortunes for the better. The formal beginning of trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area in July promises to usher in a new chapter in the continent's storied history, marking its strongest attempt yet to create the one continent promised by independence fathers such as Kwame Nkrumah. So the question is, are we there yet?...

AU Summit 2020: AFCFTA: How prepared is Africa for July 1st?

The Commissioner for Trade and Industry at the African Union, Albert Muchanga, says the union is ready for the commencement of trade under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement on the first of July this year. While speaking to CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa, Muchanga added that the union is almost done with its work on the rules of origin. They discussed this and more on the sidelines of the 33rd African Union Summit.

AU Summit 2020: Opening ceremony of the 33rd AU Summit

The 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union opened at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the goal of silencing the guns in Africa by 2020....

AU Summit 2020: Chileshe Kapwepwe brekas down COMESA’s 3 pillars of development

The Community for Eastern and Southern African States (COMESA) sees the creation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area as further enhancement of its work and a bigger opportunity for business from the region rather than as a threat. CNBC Africa caught up with the COMESA Secretary General, Chileshe Kapwepwe on the side-lines of the AU summit.

AU Summit 2020: UNECA on the role of women in promoting development & security in Africa

Silencing the guns is a slogan at this year’s AU summit as part of this the continental body held discussions on the role of women in this initiative. CNBC Africa spoke to UNECA's Executive Director, Vera Songwe for more.

AU Summit 2020: Minister Mthembu on SA’s agenda at the summit

Minister in the presidency, Jackson Mthembu spoke to CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa on the side-lines of the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa about South Africa's approach to its stewardship of the continent following its first stint 2002.

AU Summit 2020: Africa’s youth are our greatest asset & we have to invest in them – Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has warned that a failure to end conflicts on the continent will undermine plans to accelerate economic integration on the continent. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina spoke to CNBC Africa on the side-lines of the on-going African Union Summit.

AU Summit 2020: Afreximbank President Oramah: Political will remains key to African free trade

The President of African Export-Import Bank, Benedict Oramah says there is political will and support towards initiatives and tasks set out by the bank across Africa. He spoke to CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa on the sidelines of the 33rd African Union Summit to share his thought on political support on the continent.

AU Summit 2020: Dlamini-Zuma on the progress of Agenda 2063

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former AU Chairperson and South Africa's Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs spoke with CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa on the progress of Agenda 2063 and the work that needs to done to achieve the goals.

AU Summit 2020: 37th HSGOC Session – Kagame tasked with driving Agenda 2063

The 37th African Union Development Agency - NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) Session took place over the weekend and there, Rwandan President Paul Kagame was elected Chairperson of one of its new agencies that will drive the continent towards achieving Agenda 2063 . CNBC Africa spoke to Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD, for more.

AU Summit 2020: Ramaphosa on assuming the AU Chairmanship & what it means for SA

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa flew off from Waterkloof air base near Johannesburg to take up the reins of the African Union. He is on the way to Addis Ababa to take up the chair of the AU on behalf of South Africa. CNBC Africa's Kopano Gumbi filed this report.

AU Summit 2020: Addressing conflicts on the continent key to achieving Agenda 2063 goals – Naledi Pandor

The second day of the African Union is underway and CNBC Africa's Godfrey Mutizwa asked South African Minister of International and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor, about key issues that have been addressed so far and what agenda South Africa is bringing to the African Union as chair.

AU Summit 2020: “By enhancing efficiency, Africa can reach universal primary education” – AfDB’s Hanan Morsy

Director of Macroeconomic Forecasting and Research at African Development Bank (AfDB), Hanan Morsy says Africa is the least efficient in spending on education despite the very strong commitment of African governments. CNBC Africa's Godfrey Mutizwa caught up with her on the side-lines of the Africa Union Summit for more.

AU Summit 2020: Afreximbank: Why Africa should speak with one voice on trade

Ahead of the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Commission Summit in Addis Ababa, CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa spoke to Dr. Hippolyte Fofack, Chief Economist and Director, Research and International Cooperation at Afreximbank on why Africa should speak with one voice on trade as a way to consolidate its bargaining power on the global stage.

AU Summit 2020: AfDB’s Vincent Nmehielle on measures to drive inclusive economic growth in Africa

As the 33rd African Union Summit is underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa spoke to Secretary General of the African Development Bank Group, Vincent Nmehielle for more.

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