New Tax for AU Member States?

The African Union has reportedly proposed a new tax on the tourism sector of member states to fund the organisation amid discussions about pressing security and development issues.
  • Zambia:  Sata Opposes AU Proposed Tax Hike

    The Times of Zambia, 26 May 2013

    PRESIDENT Michael Sata has opposed a new tax proposal by the African Union (AU) which seeks member States to contribute more from tourism earnings in form of ticket and hotel ... read more »

Nkosaza Dlamini-Zuma the AU Commission Chair.

  • Zambia:  Let's Solve Our Problems Pragmatically - Kenneth Kaunda

    The Times of Zambia, 26 May 2013

    FIRST Republican President Kenneth Kaunda says the commemoration of 50 years of the African Union (AU) should inspire renewed efforts towards tackling challenges facing the ... read more »

  • Kenya:  President Kenyatta's Inaugural Speech At 21st AU Ordinary Session

    Capital FM, 26 May 2013

    I am delighted to be among brothers and sisters at this eminent Assembly that marks the 50th Anniversary of the launch of our premier multilateral institution of the Organization ... read more »

  • Africa:  Banda Launches Aids Commission

    The Herald, 27 May 2013

    Malawian President Joyce Banda, who is in Addis Ababa for the 21st African Union Summit, yesterday launched a new Commission — “From Aids to Sustainable Health”, ... read more »

  • Africa:  On Africa Day, UN Chief Says Continent's Future Full of Opportunity and Hope

    UN News Service, 25 May 2013

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today declared that while Africans forge ahead with "a new narrative" for their continent, the United Nations will support them as they faced any ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  AU Summit - Jonathan Didn't Miss Slot to Speak - Presidency

    Leadership, 27 May 2013

    President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, denied that he was missing in action when he was called upon to address a special summit of African Heads of State and Government to ... read more »

  • Africa:  Helen Clark - Africa's Renaissance and the Rise of the South

    United Nations Development Programme, 26 May 2013

    It is a great pleasure to be here in Addis Ababa to mark fifty years of African unity in the city where the OAU charter was first signed. read more »

  • Africa:  Climate Change Still Haunts AU

    The Herald, 27 May 2013

    Fifty years on, the African Union has encountered sizeable successes and numerous challenges in politics and economics. One of the biggest forceful challenges it faces today, which ... read more »

  • Africa:  African Union Opens 50th Anniversary Celebrations

    Deutsche Welle, 25 May 2013

    At a ceremony in Addis Ababa, leaders from around the world gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the African Union's existence. The ceremony highlights five decades of ... read more »

  • Angola:  President Highlights Peace As Crucial for Integration

    Angola Press Agency, 25 May 2013

    The Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, Saturday in Luanda considered that the integration of the continent can only be achieved gradually , based on peace and ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Ruto Calls for Increased Intra-African Trade

    Capital FM, 25 May 2013

    Deputy President William Ruto has emphasized the need for increased intra-African Trade in the continent pointing out that this will boost individual country economies. The deputy ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Uhuru Spells Out Way Forward for Africa's Future

    Capital FM, 25 May 2013

    Africa must develop its economies, democratize governance, manage its diversity and ensure equitable distribution of resources in order to secure its future in the face of complex ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Africa Celebrates 50th Years of Unity

    Sudan Tribune, 24 May 2013

    African countries are marking the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) with was replaced by the African Union (AU) in 2002. read more »

  • Sudan:  50 Years On, Africa Awaits Long Journey Ahead

    Sudan Tribune, 25 May 2013

    African leaders on Saturday gathered at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa where they began a two-day meeting to consult and exchange views on the continent's ... read more »