ARTICLES RELATING TO AU

UN, EU, Africa urge dialogue in Burundi after politician's killing

2015-05-25 09:54

The UN, the EU and African nations have urged Burundi’s government and the opposition not to let violence derail dialogue after an opposition politician was shot dead.

Malawi pays high price for child hunger

2015-05-13 19:55

Child malnutrition costs Malawi about $600m a year, with more than half of children aged between 18 and 23 months are suffering from stunted growth.

AU warns Burundi environment 'not conducive' for polls

2015-05-07 16:41

The AU has warned that the situation in Burundi is not suitable to hold elections, saying it could not send poll observers after deadly protest triggered by the president’s bid for a third term in power.

EU court dismisses Zimbabwe sanctions appeal

2015-04-22 12:31

A top European Union court has dismissed an appeal by Zimbabwe’s attorney general and more than 100 other figures linked to the Harare government to have sanctions removed.

Ethiopia to hold national mourning after ISIS kills Christians

2015-04-20 18:45

Ethiopia will hold three days of national mourning for Ethiopian Christians killed by ISIS militants in Libya, the government says.

Xenophobic attacks: Mugabe under fire

2015-04-16 16:56

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe who also chairs the SADC and the AU has come under fire over his silence as xenophobic attacks targeting foreign nationals spread from Durban to Johannesburg.

AU welcomes Buhari's Nigeria win

2015-04-01 13:25

AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has congratulated Muhammadu Buhari for winning Nigeria’s presidential election, praising outgoing leader Goodluck Jonathan for "graciously accepting the results".

Mobilise own funds to ensure a free Africa, Mugabe tells AU

2015-03-24 15:02

The AU chairperson, President Robert Mugabe has urged the bloc to ensure a "free" and "independent" Africa through the mobilisation of "local" resources to fund its own operations, a report says.

Somali, AU troops repel al-Shabaab attack

2015-03-11 14:12

Somali and AU troops have repelled an attack by al-Shabaab militants against the southern town of Wanla Weyn, police and residents say.

AU endorses plan for anti-Boko Haram force

2015-03-07 10:56

The African Union has endorsed the creation of a regional force of up to 10 000 men to join the fight against the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, diplomats say.

 

Dlamini-Zuma, Mugabe meet ahead of AU summit

2015-05-19 12:12

The African Union Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has met with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Harare ahead of the continental bloc’s summit next month.

Africa peacekeeping force may be on the way

2015-05-12 17:05

A continental peacekeeping force could come closer to reality, as AU ministers of defence are meeting in Zimbabwe to review progress made in the establishment of the African Standby Force, reports say.

Sudan accuses Darfur peacekeepers of killing 7 civilians

2015-04-27 07:23

Sudan's government has accused peacekeepers in Darfur of killing seven civilians, disputing the UN-African Union mission's version of events in which it says its forces had repelled two attacks by gunmen.

AU: Somalia sex abuse allegations largely unproven

2015-04-22 08:25

Allegations implicating African Union troops in Somalia in many cases of rape and sex abuse are largely unproven, the AU insists in a long-awaited reply to a damning rights report.

Xenophobia: Zimbabweans to march to SA embassy

2015-04-17 10:48

Zimbabweans have taken to social media to mobilise for a "Black Friday" campaign following the deadly xenophobic attacks targeting foreign nationals in South Africa.

Zim, SA to talk business

2015-04-09 07:52

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s two-day state visit to South Africa ends on Thursday with meetings between the countries’ business delegations.

Zuma extends troop deployments

2015-03-31 17:31

President Jacob Zuma has extended the deployment of South African troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Southern African and Indian ocean coast, and Sudan.

West causing many of Africa's troubles - Mugabe

2015-03-16 11:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says the West is the cause of many of Africa’s problems, urging the continent to "build resistance against them", according to a report.

Niger, Chad troops fight Boko Haram

2015-03-08 18:30

A source says the armies of Niger and Chad have launched a major ground and air offensive against Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.

UN-AU mission in Darfur cuts 770 jobs

2015-03-01 13:38

The UN-AU mission in Sudan's Darfur says it will cut 770 civilian jobs, as it faces pressure from Khartoum to withdraw from the war-torn western region.

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