The AU

Its Permanent Representative

and the African Diaspora

 

The African Union (AU) Mission to the United States of America will host the first-ever Miss AU Diaspora Pageant 2018 on December 7, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington DC, at 7 pm. The aim of the Pageant is to promote the work of the African Union in the United States and the Americas; create awareness about issues affecting Africans and those in the Diaspora and promote African attire, traditions, food and other social and cultural aspects.

Twenty-six contestants from African countries and those in the Diaspora will take part in the Pageant. The winner of the contest will serve as AU Goodwill Ambassador for a year, carrying the continental body’s key messages to various global audiences. She will also take part in activities to showcase the work of the organization.

Two days prior to the contest, there will be preliminary auditions and coaching at the same venue, at which twenty-six contestants representing Africa’s six geopolitical regions, including the Diaspora, will receive necessary training and information regarding the pageant. They will be briefed on the African Union and its mandate, as well as receive training in business and marketing skills, etiquette and diplomacy.

Click below to buy tickets for the event and for other details:

Tickets:

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Vendors:

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Contestants:

https://missafricanunionpageant.org/2018-contestants/

Hotel Reservations:

https://missafricanunionpageant.org/hotel-venue-reservation/

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Visit the official pageant website at MissAfricanUnionPageant.org

Africa Feeds | Mon, Nov 19, 2018

Among the reforms adopted is the strengthening of the sanctions regime for non-payment of Member State contributions to address late payment.

by Isaac Kaledzi

Heads of African Union (AU) Member States have adopted new reforms aimed at transforming the African Union.

The adoption of the reforms took place at a special summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The summit was chaired by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda in his capacity as Chairperson of the AU.

The reforms, whose implementation was assigned to President Kagame by his continental peers last year, have an ultimate aim of weaning Africa off dependence on external aid by making it economically independent.

Among the reforms adopted is the strengthening of the sanctions regime for non-payment of Member State contributions to address late payment.

Decisions were also made on new competency-based selection, election procedures for the senior Leadership positions.

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