ARTICLES RELATING TO AU

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.

Obama unlikely to meet AU chair Mugabe – report

2015-07-02 14:19

US President Barack Obama will be touring the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia during his visit to Africa but will likely not meet the AU chairperson Robert Mugabe.

Voting in Burundi 'slow' in several districts

2015-06-30 07:34

Voting in Burundi’s parliamentary elections appeared slow in several districts after the opposition boycotted the polls protesting against President Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to win a third term in office.

At least 15 killed in fighting between Somali army, al-Shabaab

2015-06-29 15:12

At least 15 people have been killed in clashes pitting Somali and African Union troops against the Islamist group al-Shabaab near the southern port of Kismayo, officials said.

Top Burundi official flees on eve of controversial vote

2015-06-29 09:53

The head of Burundi’s parliament has fled the country following weeks of violence, denouncing the president’s "illegal" third term bid.

Burundi: Key facts about a troubled country

2015-06-29 08:18

Burundi is holding parliamentary and local elections on after weeks of unrest, recalling its long history of conflict and ethnic massacres.

AU will not be observer in Burundi elections

2015-06-28 21:12

The AU says it would not act as observer in Burundi's parliamentary elections because conditions are unsuitable for free, fair, transparent and credible elections.

 

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.

UN extends Darfur peacekeeping force despite Sudan protest

2015-06-30 10:17

The Security Council has unanimously approved a one-year extension of the joint UN-AU peacekeeping force in Sudan’s western Darfur region where conflict is intensifying.

Chadian dictator's trial to feature 4 000 victims - lawyers

2015-06-29 21:52

More than 4 000 victims have been registered in the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre for atrocities committed during his presidency, their lawyers say.

Burundians electing Parliament in poll overshadowed by violence

2015-06-29 12:04

Polling stations have opened in Burundi for parliamentary elections overshadowed by violence, boycotted by the opposition and criticised by the international community.

Government appealing Bashir ruling

2015-06-29 09:50

Government will appeal the High Court in Pretoria's ruling regarding Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

Burundi goes to polls, defies violence

2015-06-29 07:24

Burundi goes to the polls with the president defiant in his controversial bid for a third term in power, despite weeks of unrest that forced thousands to flee and prompted international calls for a delay.

AU calls on UK to release Rwanda's spy chief

2015-06-26 21:01

The African Union has called for Britain to release Rwanda's intelligence chief after his arrest on a warrant issued by Spain, which accuses him of killings after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda's foreign minister says.

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