LRA rebels in CAR kidnap 344 people in six months

2016-07-21 16:18

Rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army have kidnapped a record 344 civilians in the Central African Republic in the first half of 2016, according to two specialised NGOs.

Morocco asks to rejoin the African Union after 32 years

2016-07-18 21:51

More than three decades after leaving in a row over membership of Western Sahara, Morocco wants to return to the bloc.

Dlamini-Zuma remains AU head as commission fails to elect new leader

2016-07-18 15:20

The African heads of state meeting in Kigali has failed to elect a new head of the African Union and will try again in January.

South Sudan struggles to avert 'catastrophe'

2016-07-18 12:36

Street sweepers in South Sudan's capital Juba have cleaned up the blood and bullet casings after gun battles at the presidential palace, but salvaging peace will be a far harder task, analysts warn.

SA coughs up over R470m for AU in 2015/16

2016-07-18 09:35

South Africa is set to contribute even more to the African Union under a new self-funding model adopted at the continental body’s summit in Kigali.

Morocco wants to rejoin African Union: king

2016-07-18 07:17

Morocco wants to rejoin the African Union, 32 years after quitting the bloc in protest at its decision to accept Western Sahara as a member, King Mohammed VI said.

South Sudan violence tops AU summit agenda

2016-07-17 15:49

Renewed fighting in South Sudan that has claimed more than 300 lives is set to dominate an African Union summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali.

Africa Union step closer to cut reliance on donors

2016-07-17 14:07

The Africa Union has adopted a new funding formula that will help the bloc generate $1.2bn from next year and cut reliance on donors.

AU exploring more ways to fund peacekeeping

2016-07-16 17:21

The African Union currently takes almost six months to intervene in a conflict on the continent, but it wanted to cut that time by more than half, AU Commission chairperson Erastus Mwencha says.

AU to withdraw troops from Somalia in 2020

2016-07-07 20:06

The African Union said it plans to pull its soldiers out of Somalia where they are fighting jihadists by December 2020.


Dlamini-Zuma for ANC president?

2016-07-19 09:28

African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has given the strongest indication yet that she is in the running for ANC president come 2017.

EXCLUSIVE: Staying at AU is service to the continent - Dlamini-Zuma

2016-07-18 20:03

African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says staying another nine months in her position after elections failed to produce a successor is service to the continent.

AU moves towards self-funding

2016-07-18 12:45

The African Union has resolved that all me.ber states are to charge a 0,2 percent levy on all eligible imports, in a move to limit donor dependency.

BREAKING: First round of AU elections fails to produce Dlamini-Zuma successor

2016-07-18 11:26

Voting for African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s successor has failed to produce a two-thirds majority for any of the three candidates that were up for nomination.

African passport 'launched' at AU summit

2016-07-18 09:29

Outgoing African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has managed to tick at least two big items off the to-do list she had in her term at the helm of the continental body.

Global concerns over SA's human rights policy - SAHRC to minister

2016-07-17 21:44

The SAHRC says there is global concern over SA's human rights policy.

Lobbying intensifies as race to elect new AU chair heats up

2016-07-17 14:45

Hours before elections are due to kick off for a successor to AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, lobbying has intensified - and not just for the three candidates nominated to take her place.

Dlamini-Zuma to stay at AU a bit longer?

2016-07-16 13:02

With her four-year term as African Union Commission chairperson coming to an end, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma might have to stay put for another six months if a worthy successor isn't elected .

Activists plead for ICC support ahead of African summit

2016-07-06 15:41

Activists from across Africa have launched a campaign to try pressure the African Union member states to change their stance on withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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