The mission was originally supposed to end in 2020 but the ousting of president Omar al Bashir and a recommendation by the new government led the UN to extend the mission and maintain the presence of 7,800 peacekeepers.
Under the AfCFTA agreement, the African continent aims to narrow down its trade disputes and work in tandem towards achieving continent-wide prosperity.
African nations have for years called for more money from rich countries to help them combat global warming and integrate climate risks into their long-term economic planning - and that plea will be heard in New York again this week.
The destruction of telecom towers in Somalia, allegedly by Kenyan forces, will damage Somalia's economy and could destabilise the entire Horn of Africa.
The roots of this violence and anti-immigrant sentiments run deep and a mélange of factors collide, dissolve and divide, often crisscrossing social, economic and political lines.
The country's military and civilian opposition leaders signed a power-sharing agreement on Saturday, putting an end to months of uncertainty after the previous president was deposed in a coup.
In any country in the world, the resignation of the health minister days after the declaration of an international health emergency should not only be worrying but alarming.
The Sudanese revolution followed failed negotiations between protestors and the Transitional Military Council. Now it is time to establish a civil government, one the Sudanese can look up to for decades.
Algeria has been rocked by months of protests finds a moment of unity as the country wins the African Cup of Nations for the second time.
Restrictions on travelling to the Democratic Republic of Congo would "impede our ability to effectively control" Ebola virus, Dr John N Nkengasong, a top health officer at African Union said.
AU estimates the agreement –– which cuts tariffs between African nations –– will lead to a 60-percent boost in intra-African trade by 2022.
The idea of the single currency for the West African region was first mooted almost 30 years ago in the hope of boosting cross border trade and economic development.
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