ARTICLES RELATING TO AU

South Sudan peace deal welcomed with optimism, caution

2015-08-27 13:49

A deal signed by South Sudan’s president aimed at ending 20 months of civil war has been given a cautious welcome, with both sides in the conflict urged to show good faith.

Burundi president to be sworn in for 3rd term

2015-08-20 12:07

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is set to be sworn in for a controversial third term in power, a top official says, following elections last month, weeks of protests and a failed coup.

South Sudan a disaster without deal

2015-08-20 05:16

South Sudan's warring rivals will bring disaster on themselves and the region if no peace deal is signed, the African Union has warned.

South Sudan rivals restart peace talks

2015-08-06 19:02

South Sudan's rival forces have restarted peace talks as international pressure mounts to strike a deal to end 19 months of civil war.

International outcry after Burundian rights activist shot

2015-08-05 11:57

The attempted killing of a leading rights activist, shot in the face by a gunman, has triggered international outrage and stoked fears of worsening violence in Burundi.

Mugabe 'unmoved' after Obama snubs him

2015-07-29 15:01

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson has reportedly described President Barack Obama’s visit to the African Union headquarters as 'just a visit by another visitor'.

Obama urges Africa to end 'cancer of corruption', embrace democracy

2015-07-28 14:46

US President Barack Obama has called on Africa to end 'the cancer of corruption' and embrace democracy to ensure continued progress, in a speech to the African Union.

Somali, AU troops capture Shabaab stronghold - minister

2015-07-24 15:28

Somali government troops backed by AU forces have captured the Shabaab stronghold of Dinsor, the second town seized from al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamists this week, the defence minister says.

AU troops deny killing Somali civilians

2015-07-22 10:02

AU troops in Somalia have dismissed reports they killed several civilians during fighting, saying those shot were all al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab insurgents.

Mugabe embarks on his 22nd foreign trip this year

2015-07-08 18:59

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly left Harare for the UN in New York, in what media reports say is his 22nd foreign trip this year.

 

Burundi president says God on his side

2015-08-20 18:30

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has warned rebels that they will be crushed by God after being sworn in for a controversial third term following weeks of protests.

South Sudan peace deal in tatters as rivals blame each other

2015-08-20 11:01

Peace efforts in South Sudan are in tatters as warring rivals blame each other for attacks and the army claims that the rebels broke their own peace deal hours after signing.

Zim media hails Mugabe’s SADC tenure

2015-08-17 11:56

Zimbabwe’s state-run media has hailed President Robert Mugabe’s SADC tenure as "successful" and "historic", but critics say it exposed his "fading legacy".

We have no right to violate AU rules: Zuma on Bashir

2015-08-06 16:11

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir did not come to the country on South Africa's invitation, President Jacob Zuma has said in the National Assembly.

Nigeria, Cameroon seek closer partnership

2015-07-29 19:32

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a two-day visit to Cameroon in a bid to soothe fractious ties between the West African neighbours.

Obama warns African leaders who refuse to step down

2015-07-29 06:39

Barack Obama has condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end ‘the cancer of corruption’, in the first ever address to the African Union by a US president.

Obama to be first US president to address AU

2015-07-28 06:07

Barack Obama will be the first-ever US president to address the African Union, in the culmination of a short tour of the region that has seen him focus on security and human rights.

Somali troops capture key town from al-Shabaab

2015-07-23 12:58

Somali and AU troops have taken the south-western city of Baardheere, one of the last ones controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabaab in the Horn of Africa country, military sources say.

Senegal to stage 'historic' trial of Chadian former despot Habre

2015-07-19 12:03

Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre is set to make history as he goes on trial in Senegal over his regime's brutality - the first time a despot from one African country has been called to account by another.

SADC may soon have own standby force – report

2015-07-07 12:47

A SADC standby force could soon be a reality, as a Special Forces planning conference in Kariba, Zimbabwe looks into the final logistics of its establishment, according to a report.

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