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.

127 000 Burundians flee amid unrest, says UN

2015-06-26 17:00

Nearly 127 000 Burundians have registered as refugees in neighbouring countries as many more have likely fled under the radar from the troubled central African nation, the UN says.

'Tyrant' Mugabe ideal candidate for ICC prosecution – ex-minister

2015-06-24 16:27

President Robert Mugabe and his cabal are ideal candidates for international criminal prosecution and that is why he is pushing AU states to pull out of the ICC, a former Zimbabwean minister says.

Botched rebranding

2015-06-24 07:43

The AU is simply the old OAU with new paint on a badly damaged body, says Solly Moeng.

Obama to become first US president to visit Ethiopia

2015-06-19 22:50

US President Barack Obama will in late July become the first sitting American leader to visit Ethiopia and the headquarters of the African Union, the White House has said.


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.

NDPP mulling over Al-Bashir judgment

2015-06-25 11:04

The National Director of Public Prosecutions has yet to determine what steps to take following the court's recommendation that it investigate the controversy around Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

Court invites criminal probe into Al-Bashir saga

2015-06-24 14:56

The High Court in Pretoria has suggested that the NDPP investigate how South Africa violated a court order preventing Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from evading arrest for alleged crimes against humanity.

Date set for Bashir case

2015-06-22 19:55

The findings of an investigation into how Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir managed to leave SA while a court order blocking his departure was in place is expected to be heard in the High Court in Pretoria.

Zuma, ministers hatched plot to allow Al-Bashir’s escape - report

2015-06-19 15:46

President Jacob Zuma and four Cabinet ministers hatched a plot to ensure Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s safe travel out of South Africa, it has been reported.

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