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The African Union Foundation (AU Foundation) mobilises resources in support of the African Union’s vision of an integrated, people-centred and prosperous Africa, at peace with itself and taking its rightful place in the world.

Launched in January 2015 following approval at the 21st Ordinary Assembly of Heads of States and Government in May 2013, the AU Foundation raises funds from the private sector and individuals on the continent and beyond towards the financing of African development priorities.

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Africa Visa Openness Index notes that Africans were able to travel more freely across the continent in 2016 compared to 2015

The African Development Bank in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum has launched the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index.

The Index analyses the visa regime in Africa and how open countries are in terms of relaxation or elimination of visa requirements for citizens from other African countries traveling to their countries. 

Message of solidarity on the occasion of the celebration of 23rd International African Writers Day

 Addis Ababa, 7 November 2016: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, HE Dr Dlamini Zuma congratulates African and Diaspora writers – past and present – on the occasion of the 23rd Anniversary of International African Writers Day, 7 November 2016. She recalls that the day coincides with the birth of the Pan African Writers Association, an organisation dedicated to promoting African classic works, and encouraging publishing and the culture of writing and reading on the continent.

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