AU urges international police force for Burundi

2016-05-21 07:15

An African Union human rights report has called for an international police force and more military and rights observers to be sent to troubled Burundi.

African Union happy with Chad polls, despite anomalies

2016-04-13 09:12

Chad's presidential election allowed voters to "freely choose their leaders" without fraud, despite certain anomalies, African Union observers said Tuesday, after polls expected to see President Idriss Deby extend his 26-year rule.

No clarity on Dlamini-Zuma's plans after AU

2016-04-08 08:03

While there has been speculation that AU chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, may be returning to South African politics when she steps down later this year, her office says it is unaware of her future plans.

AU chief Dlamini-Zuma to step down in July

2016-04-06 20:58

African Union Commission head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will step down at the end of her four-year term in July.

Mugabe donates 300 cows to African Union

2016-02-27 09:03

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has donated 300 cattle to the African Union to help it become less dependent on outside donors, says a legislator.

Don't heed Mugabe's call, African countries told

2016-02-01 16:29

Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly described as 'absurd' President Robert Mugabe's anti-UN and West speech at the just-ended AU summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

AU buckles on Burundi force

2016-01-31 21:08

African leaders have failed to authorise a proposed peacekeeping force to stem violence in Burundi in the face of vehement opposition from the government in Bujumbura.

Burundi opposition urges support for AU intervention force

2016-01-28 22:26

Burundi's main opposition grouping has urged the international community and the African Union to approve plans to send an AU peacekeeping force to the strife-torn country.

Zuma to lead delegation to AU summit

2016-01-28 17:18

President Jacob Zuma will lead a delegation to the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this weekend.

Mugabe meets Burundi envoy ahead of AU summit

2016-01-27 14:07

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is reported to have met with a special envoy of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, ahead of the upcoming AU summit in Ethiopia.


African nations back moves to arm Libya govt

2016-05-18 18:01

The AU has thrown its weight behind Italian and US-led moves to stabilise Libya that include arming a national unity government to fight Islamic State militants.

Mugabe 'fails to deliver 300 cows pledged to AU'

2016-04-12 18:41

Zimbabwe has not yet handed over the 300 cattle promised to the African Union by President Robert Mugabe before he stepped down as its head in February.

AU readmits Central African Republic

2016-04-07 19:03

The African Union has readmitted the Central African Republic, ending a three-year suspension following a coup that sparked the country's worst sectarian bloodletting.

South Africa, Nigeria and Iran, Saudi Arabia relations swing

2016-03-31 20:00

Diplomatic posturing between South Africa and Saudi Arabia suggests a new era in African relations.

Mugabe's ex-deputy Joice Mujuru sets up rival Zim party

2016-02-17 13:37

Zimbabwean former vice president Joice Mujuru announced that she is forming a new party to challenge Mugabe's all-powerful ZANU-PF, in a move that could shake up the country's politics.

South Sudan troops suffocated 50 people in container

2016-02-01 13:01

South Sudan government troops have killed some 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat, ceasefire monitors say in a report.

Burundi defiant as Africa leaders debate peacekeeping force

2016-01-30 10:58

African Union efforts to approve a peacekeeping force for troubled Burundi faced tough challenges as leaders met ahead of an unprecedented vote on the potential deployment of 5 000 troops.

African Union hopeful of Burundi force approval

2016-01-28 19:41

The African Union is determined to end the crisis in Burundi as it readies for a key summit where leaders face an unprecedented vote on deploying a 5 000-strong peacekeeping force.

African leaders to vote on Burundi force at annual summit

2016-01-28 11:40

African leaders face an unprecedented vote on deploying a 5 000-strong peacekeeping force to troubled Burundi despite the country's vehement opposition when they meet for their annual summit this week.

Outgoing AU chair Mugabe leaves 'lasting impression'

2016-01-25 12:30

As his tenure as chairperson of the AU comes to a close, state-run media in Zimbabwe have taken a reflective look at President Robert Mugabe's term and praised him for leaving a "lasting impression".

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