ARTICLES RELATING TO AU

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.

Mugabe shrugs off concerns over AU-West relations

2015-01-31 22:23

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has shrugged off concerns that his appointment as new African Union chairman will harm relations between the pan-African bloc and the West.

AU threatens South Sudan factions with sanctions

2015-01-31 19:38

The African Union has joined regional and international organisations in threatening South Sudan's warring factions with sanctions.

 

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.

Ebola reveals shortcomings of African solidarity

2015-02-01 09:00

As Africa's leaders meet in Ethiopia to discuss the Ebola crisis, expectations of firm action will be tempered by criticism over the continent's poor record in the early stages of the epidemic.

Zuma congratulates Karim on AU award

2015-01-31 21:14

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Professor Salim Abdool Karim for receiving a science award from the African Union, the presidency says.>

UN chief backs African force to fight Boko Haram

2015-01-31 14:04

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed an African Union proposal to set up a regional five-nation force of 7 500 troops to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants.

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