ARTICLES RELATING TO AU

From exile to appeal: Key dates since Habre fled Chad

2017-04-26 07:30

Key dates in Chad since the overthrow of former dictator Hissene Habre to his appeal against a life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity alleged to have occurred between 1982 and 1990:

NDZ, you ain’t no populist

2017-04-23 06:17

Somebody, anybody – a sister, a brother, a friend, a daughter, a nephew, a niece, a cousin or even an ex-husband – please tell Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma that this populism thing is not for her, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Now is not the time for the UN to run from the DRC

2017-04-21 10:22

The Democratic Republic of Congo desperately needs a peaceful election but with the UN threatening to scale back its DRC mission, the likelihood of a successful poll is being threatened, writes Reuben Loffman.

Peacekeeping chief expects 3 mission to close by March 2018

2017-03-24 22:00

The UN peacekeeping chief says he expects the missions in Haiti, Ivory Coast and Liberia to end by March 2018 which will save hundreds of millions of dollars

AU force in Somalia needs troop surge, chief says

2017-03-11 19:30

The head of the AU mission in Somalia is seeking a surge in troops to help the country's military control areas won back from extremist group al-Shabaab, saying the Somali National Army has been unable to take charge as expected.

Top Africa stories: Buhari, Jammeh, Zim

2017-03-10 19:48

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has arrived back home after treatment in the UK, and Tsvangirai says his MDC party will take part in an anti-government protest on March 22.

UN chief: Steady funding needed for AU troops in Somalia

2017-03-09 06:11

The UN secretary general has urged more funding for African Union troops in Somalia battling Islamic extremists trying to take over the country.

Nigeria urges AU to intervene over 'SA killings'

2017-02-20 21:37

Nigeria on Monday urged the African Union to step in to stop what it said were "xenophobic attacks" on its citizens and other Africans in South Africa.

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.

 

Chad's Habre awaits appeal verdict for war crimes

2017-04-25 16:00

Chad's former president Hissene Habre is set to hear the final decision on an appeal against a life sentence for war crimes following his landmark conviction last year.

Kenyan army attacks al-Shabaab base

2017-04-22 07:12

The Kenyan army says it killed a number of al-Shabaab fighters in a dawn raid in neighbouring Somalia.

APRM’s new mandate

2017-04-02 07:49

Governance is no longer viewed as an externally imposed agenda, but rather as an essential ingredient to claiming the African century, writes Eddy Maloka.

Zuma faces a Cabinet reshuffle conundrum

2017-03-19 06:07

With former African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma back in the country, and available, the impending Cabinet reshuffle should start in earnest, writes Rapule Tabane.

African Union force in Somalia needs troop surge, chief says

2017-03-10 21:48

The head of the African Union mission in Somalia is seeking a surge in troops to help the country's security forces control areas won back from the extremist group al-Shabaab.

Dlamini-Zuma to officially handover to incoming chair of AU Commission

2017-03-10 06:02

Outgoing chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is set to officially handover to the incoming chair Faki Mahamat on March 14 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a statement says.

Team-Dlamini Zuma powers on

2017-02-26 11:04

Former African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma continued with her campaign this weekend to become the first female president of the ANC.

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.

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