ARTICLES RELATING TO AU

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.

AU says it was aware of Dlamini-Zuma plot

2015-02-26 15:11

The African Union has assured the public its chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is safe, and says it was aware of a 2012 plot to assassinate her.

A shot at ANC deputy president for unhappy Dlamini-Zuma?

2015-02-25 09:01

For months rumours have circulated about why AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma may not seek a second term. Now the SA spy cables may help explain why, writes Ferial Haffajee .

Spy Cables reveal plot to kill Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

2015-02-24 20:05

Leaked intelligence documents show there was a plot to assassinate African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Ethiopia days after she assumed the position in 2012.

SANDF ready to help in Africa, says Zuma

2015-02-21 15:14

An SANDF battalion is being prepared to be deployed by the African Union if required to assist in peace and security on the continent, President Jacob Zuma says.

Give more help to Africans - Hollande

2015-02-06 05:00

President Francois Hollande has called on the international community "to act" in the fight against extremism in Africa rather than "give lessons", saying France can't go it alone.

Mugabe may be granted EU entry as AU chair

2015-02-04 10:44

Despite a long-standing travel ban, President Robert Mugabe may be allowed into the European Union to attend meetings in his new role as African Union chairperson.

SA to host next AU summit

2015-02-01 21:47

South Africa will host the 25th African Union summit in Johannesburg in mid-2015, the presidency says.

 

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.

Dlamini-Zuma spy cable claims ‘absolute rubbish’

2015-02-25 18:48

The United States has rubbished claims in recently leaked intelligence documents that it opposed AU commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s bid for the position in 2012.

Intense lobbying around Dlamini-Zuma election

2015-02-24 20:05

Intense lobbying by South Africa, the US, and other countries, characterised the election of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as AU Commission chairperson in 2012, leaked cables have revealed.

Nigeria struggling with Boko Haram crisis

2015-02-24 15:42

Low morale, lack of resources and information leaks are hampering the Nigerian military in tackling the terror group Boko Haram, an international law expert says.

SA has 'no qualms' about Mugabe's AU role

2015-02-09 13:12

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe chaired the African Union's heads of state summit in a professional manner.

AU meets on force to fight Boko Haram

2015-02-05 14:48

AU officials are finalising plans for a multinational force to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists though there are questions about funding.

South Sudan's factions sign another peace deal

2015-02-03 19:51

South Sudan's warring factions have signed another peace deal in the latest effort to end hostilities that have raged for more than a year, but analysts expressed doubt about whether it will hold.

Africa adores Mugabe: Zanu-PF

2015-02-01 16:52

Africa "completely and absolutely adores President Robert Mugabe", that is why he has been elected head of the African Union, his Zanu-PF party says.

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