Uganda to be out of Somalia 'by 2017'

2016-06-23 21:50

Uganda, the largest contributor to an AU mission fighting jihadists in Somalia, will pull out its troops from next year, the head of the military says.

AU, editors meet to formulate ways of telling the 'African story'

2016-06-20 12:04

Editors drawn from various media houses across the continent have committed to play their part in the development of Africa through objective reporting and analysis of the African Union’s work through Agenda 2063.

Uganda to withdraw troops from CAR

2016-06-10 20:29

Uganda plans to withdraw all of its troops from a mission in the Central African whose goal is to hunt down members of the LRA rebel group.

Congolese peacekeepers linked to mass murders in CAR

2016-06-09 12:04

Human Rights Watch has raised the alarm over the murders of at least 18 people at the hands of peacekeepers in the Central African Republic between December 2013 and June 2015.

South Korea reaches out to Africa

2016-05-28 09:01

South Korea's president has urged African leaders to support international efforts to denuclearise North Korea.

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.


Africa summit tackles violence against albinos

2016-06-20 21:33

A "Miss and Mister Albino" contest, heavy sentences for ritual murder and concrete graves to ward off tomb raiders, have all been discussed at a UN summit on albinism in Tanzania.

Shabaab executs six 'spies' in Somalia

2016-06-11 22:25

Shabaab jihadists in Somalia have publicly executed six men they accused of spying, including one they claimed helped kill their supreme leader in a US drone strike.

Militants raid Ethiopian base in latest Somalia attack

2016-06-09 19:05

Shabaab fighters have attacked an Ethiopian army base in central Somalia in the latest raid targeting foreign soldiers deployed as part of an African Union force in the country.

UN and 3 global groups highlight election tensions in Congo

2016-06-07 08:34

The UN and 3 global organisations issue a rare joint statement highlighting growing global concern at rising political tensions in Congo.

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.

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