ARTICLES RELATING TO AU

DRC urged to break crisis 'impasse' by UN, AU, EU

2017-02-17 16:32

The international community has urged government and opposition parties in Democratic Republic of Congo to restart deadlocked talks to set up a transition regime ahead of elections due late this year.

AU 'far from its vision, lacks new Mbekis, Obasanjos to drive it'

2017-02-15 10:04

The African Union lacks new Mbekis, Obasanjos and Bouteflikas to drive it, analyst Sibusiso Nkomo from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation has said.

We’ll know you by your fans

2017-02-12 06:06

Last week, former African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma returned home after a four-year absence, during which she held a job she did not really want and clearly did not enjoy, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Top Africa stories: Zim, CAR, Zambia

2017-02-08 20:31

Former Zimbabwean vice president Joice Mujuru has expelled several key allies from her ZimPF party, and Edgar Lungu says he would consult widely before pulling his country out from the ICC.

Polisario mulls 'all options' for W Sahara independence

2017-02-06 06:10

The Polisario Front chief has said "all options are open" for Western Sahara's independence struggle and voiced hope for renewed talks with Morocco after its readmission to the African Union.

AU is cleaning house with reforms aplenty

2017-02-05 06:05

Future chairpersons of the African Union Commission will be able to appoint their own team of commissioners under sweeping reforms planned for the body to help them push their programmes more effectively.

Chad's Deby postpones elections, citing lack of funds

2017-02-03 18:32

Chad's veteran President Idriss Deby has announced a further postponement of parliamentary elections initially due in 2015, blaming a lack of funds as the oil-exporter struggles with a drop in oil prices.

Top Africa stories: Mawarire, AU, Malema

2017-02-01 19:46

Zimbabwe's pastor Mwarire has been detained at the Harare International Airport, and African leaders have adopted a strategy calling for a collective withdrawal from the ICC.

AU leaders 'endorse' Dlamini-Zuma for SA's next president as they say goodbye

2017-02-01 08:32

African Union leaders bade farewell to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma by giving her ringing endorsements for her battle back home.

Guinea's Conde lays down law with tardy lax presidents

2017-01-31 20:17

African presidents who wander into meetings hours late, or don't bother showing up at all, received a slap on the wrists from new African Union leader, Guinea's Alpha Conde.

 

Top Africa stories: Zim, Africa, Guinea

2017-02-15 20:02

Zimbabwe's Joice Mujuru has moved to consolidate her position in the crisis-riddled ZimPF party, and an analyst says the AU lacks the new Mbekis, Obasanjos and Bouteflikas to drive it.

SA 'not declining as continental power' under Zuma

2017-02-14 18:42

Is South Africa declining in stature as a power in Africa? It depends on how you look at it, ANC MP and chair of Parliament’s porftolio committee on international relations, Siposezwe Masango, has said.

Somalia's quarter century of chaos

2017-02-09 18:48

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected Somali president, in the second presidential election since 1991 held amid tight security due to clashes between Al-Qaeda-linked fighters and African Union peacekeepers.

Zambia's Lungu 'to consult widely before pulling out of ICC'

2017-02-08 16:05

Zambian leader Edgar Lungu says he would consult widely before pulling his country out from the International Criminal Court, a report says.

Morocco will never recognise W Sahara: deputy FM

2017-02-05 20:30

Morocco will "never recognise" Western Sahara's independence despite rejoining the African Union after a decades-long dispute over the territory, Deputy Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita says.

SA is the biggest loser at AU

2017-02-05 06:05

After four years at the helm, South Africa’s influence seems to be slipping, with many major policy decisions not going its way.

Will AU be able to fund itself?

2017-02-02 17:12

Less than half of the African Union’s member states paid their dues last year, despite the continental body’s repeatedly stated ambitions to become entirely self-funding.

AU's strategy on ICC 'went through with many reservations'

2017-02-01 10:31

African leaders' adoption of a strategy for mass withdrawal from the ICC "went through with many reservations", a South African delegate at the just ended AU summit in Addis Ababa says.

BREAKING: African leaders OK strategy for mass withdrawal from ICC

2017-02-01 06:03

African leaders have adopted a strategy calling for a collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. The non-binding decision came behind closed doors near the end of an AU summit.

Moroccans welcome 'victorious return' to African Union

2017-01-31 20:17

Moroccans welcomed their country's "victorious return" to the African Union as their king on Tuesday took a seat at the bloc's Ethiopian headquarters for the first time in decades.

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