ARTICLES RELATING TO AU

AU, Ecowas welcome new Burkina Faso leader

2014-11-17 22:29

The African Union and the West African regional bloc have welcomed the appointment of diplomat Michel Kafando as Burkina Faso's interim president.

Sudan warplanes bomb South Sudan border zones

2014-11-14 13:16

Sudanese warplanes have bombed South Sudan, wounding six civilians in areas bordering war zone regions where Khartoum is trying to crush rebel fighters, reports said Friday.

Burkina deadline dropped

2014-11-11 22:37

The African Union is still urging a transfer of power from the army to a transitional government in Burkina Faso, but is no longer threatening the country with sanctions if the handover is not done within two weeks.

AU chief in Burkina Faso for transition talks

2014-11-10 13:29

The chief of the African Union has arrived in Burkina Faso for urgent talks on the country’s political transition following the ouster of veteran president Blaise Compaore.

Burkina Faso leader angry at regional mediators

2014-11-07 08:15

Burkina Faso's military leader has lashed out at regional mediators, saying he wasn't concerned about a two-week deadline imposed by the AU for him to hand over power or face crippling sanctions.

Angola journalist criticises African Union

2014-11-05 18:28

An Angolan journalist and human rights campaigner says the AU should move its headquarters out of Ethiopia because of concerns about freedom of expression there.

AU gives Burkina military two weeks

2014-11-03 22:33

The African Union has give Burkina Faso military authorities two weeks to return power to a civilian government or face sanctions.

SA concerned by Burkina Faso protests

2014-10-31 17:46

Government have expressed concern at the political developments in Burkina Faso, the international relations department says.

SA soldiers ambushed in Sudan

2014-10-31 05:00
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Four SA National Defence Force soldiers deployed as part of a UN/African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan, have been wounded in an ambush near their base.

Dlamini-Zuma: Africa must pull together against Ebola

2014-10-17 09:11

Africa needs to provide more manpower to fight the Ebola epidemic striking the west of the continent, a top AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says.

Madagascar's ex-president returns from exile

2014-10-13 12:24

Former Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana, who has been living in exile in South Africa since his ouster in 2009, has returned home.

Somali troops celebrate port capture

2014-10-06 12:51

Somali military commanders have celebrated the capture of the last major port held by Islamist al-Shabaab insurgents, as the government secured control of the town for the first time in over two decades.

Ebola: SADC agrees on travel restrictions

2014-09-09 14:36

SADC has reportedly agreed to impose travel restrictions on people coming into the region from countries affected by the Ebola virus.

HRW: Amisom raped vulnerable Somalis

2014-09-08 14:43

Internationally-funded AU troops in war-torn Somalia have raped women and traded food aid for sex, Human rights Watch says in a damning report.

$600m needed to fight Ebola in West Africa

2014-09-04 14:44

The United Nations (UN) says $600m in supplies is required to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to reports, as the death toll passes 1 900.

African leaders may create fund to fight militants

2014-09-03 13:05

African leaders have proposed creating a special fund to combat Islamist militant groups growing in strength from Kenya to Nigeria.

9 killed in clashes between rivals in Somalia

2014-08-29 08:52

At least nine people have been killed in fighting between rival areas in Somalia's Somaliland region, residents say, highlighting the fragility of security improvements in the nation.

Somali Shebab say 18 dead in attack on govt troops

2014-08-09 17:08

Somalia's hardline Islamists have reported heavy fighting in battles against government and African Union troops in the central Hiran region.

Rising Islamist violence in focus at US-Africa summit

2014-08-04 11:15

Rising violence from brutal Islamist groups in Africa will be a key issue at an Africa summit US President Barack Obama is hosting in Washington this week.

'Shabaab commanders' killed in AU offensive

2014-07-25 13:14

AU troops in Somalia say they have killed two “senior” commanders of the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab insurgents, in the latest push of an offensive against the extremist fighters.

Africa's hope lies with our youth - Landers

2014-07-11 15:41

Young people should play a pivotal role if Africa's envisaged development is to be realised, Deputy International Relations Minister Luwellyn Landers says.

'Terrorist plague' tops agenda at AU summit

2014-06-27 06:20

African leaders have gathered for a summit dominated by fears over a rise in extremist groups sowing terror across the continent.

Al-Shabaab attack hotel in central Somalia

2014-06-26 10:08

Explosions and gunfire have been heard at a hotel in central Somalia used by Somali soldiers and Djibouti peacekeepers working for the African Union, residents say.

Kenyan jets kill 80 Shabaab militants – AU force

2014-06-23 14:12

At least 80 militants have been killed after Kenyan fighter jets attacked two bases belonging to Islamist al-Shabaab insurgents, AU peacekeepers say.

Malawi leader skips AU summit trip to save money

2014-06-19 14:34

Malawi’s new president Peter Mutharika has reportedly said he won't be attending the AU in late July due to economic constraints.

 

African Union welcomes new Burkina Faso leader

2014-11-17 11:30

The AU has welcomed the appointment of career diplomat Michel Kafando as Burkina Faso’s interim president following the ousting of its veteran leader.

Burkina army, civil groups agree transition pact

2014-11-14 09:26

Burkina Faso's army has reached an agreement with opposition parties, civil groups and religious leaders for a transition to civilian rule, after the ouster of president Blaise Compaore.

Time running out for deal on Burkina transition govt – AU chief

2014-11-11 12:05

The head of the AU has held talks in Burkina Faso on the west African country’s transition to civilian rule following the ouster of veteran president Blaise Compaore, warning time was running short.

Africa steps up Ebola fight with $28.5m fund

2014-11-08 19:08

The AU has raised $28.5m from the continent’s wealthiest individuals and firms for a fund to fight the Ebola outbreak ravaging three west African countries.

Sudan denies UN access in Darfur amid mass rape claims

2014-11-06 12:39

Sudanese troops have denied UN and AU peacekeepers access to a town in the country's western Darfur region to investigate reports of an alleged mass rape of some 200 women and girls.

AU names ex-Togo PM as Burkina Faso envoy

2014-11-04 22:49

The African Union has named Togo's former prime minister as special envoy to Burkina Faso following the popular uprising that toppled Blaise Compaore, a statement said Tuesday.

No update on SA soldiers wounded in Sudan

2014-11-02 14:47

There has been no update on the condition of two soldiers wounded in Sudan while on UN/African Union peacekeeping duties, the SANDF says.

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis - expert

2014-10-31 14:21

With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are being criticised for offering only marginal support as the continent faces Ebola, once again depending on the international community to save them.

East Africa to send 600 health workers for Ebola

2014-10-17 19:04

East African nations are sending over 600 health workers including 41 doctors to west Africa to combat the spread of Ebola, the regional five-nation bloc says.

Shabaab plot to attack Ethiopian capital, US says

2014-10-15 12:04

Somali Islamist insurgents are plotting to attack an upmarket area of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, the US embassy has warned, in a notice to citizens to avoid crowded areas.

SA woman not arrested in Morocco

2014-10-09 05:47

An African Union youth ambassador has not been arrested but is being held at a Moroccan airport because she has no visa to enter that country, the international relations department says.

Mbeki sees big step to end Sudan wars

2014-09-10 22:04

Efforts to end Sudan's wars and other crises have made a major advance, the African Union's chief mediator Thabo Mbeki said after talks in Khartoum.

AU: Efforts to stop Ebola are stigmatising

2014-09-08 14:43

The African Union says the largest Ebola outbreak in history is creating a sense of siege in affected communities.

African Union meets for Ebola crisis talks

2014-09-08 12:30

AU chiefs are holding an emergency meeting to hammer out a continent-wide strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic, which has taken over 2 000 people in West Africa.

African Union to hold emergency meeting on Ebola

2014-09-04 06:28

The African Union has announced that it will hold an emergency meeting next week aimed at hammering out a continent-wide strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic.

Mugabe: SA is failing AU because of whites

2014-08-31 20:20
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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says South Africa is failing to lead the economic development of countries in the African Union (AU) because its economy is in the hands of whites.

Kerry slams failed South Sudan peace deal

2014-08-12 10:45

The United States has lambasted South Sudan's warring factions after they missed a key deadline to forge a unity government.

US must take more interest in Africa: AU

2014-08-07 19:34

African Union commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says if the US does not take more interest in Africa it is going to lose out.

Intelligentsia needed to help Africa - Mbeki

2014-08-01 09:29

Former president Thabo Mbeki has suggested that African intelligentsia be brought back into crucial processes, as was the case in the 1960s and 70s, to help with the continent's "pressing strategic" problems.

US offers Egypt late invite to Africa summit

2014-07-15 10:39

The US has invited Egypt to an African leaders summit in Washington next month, after initially barring Cairo following the military’s coup against the former Muslim Brotherhood-led government.

CAR church compound attacked - 'many' dead

2014-07-07 21:44

Rebel fighters and armed Muslims have killed "many" people in an attack on a church compound in the Central African Republic where thousands of civilians have taken refuge, officials say.

We need to do more to address conflicts - Zuma

2014-06-26 11:57

President Jacob Zuma has urged closer co-operation between the AU's Peace and Security Council and the UN Security Council, in light of Africa's limited resources to tackle crises on its own.

Zuma in Equatorial Guinea for AU summit

2014-06-25 14:17

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, for the African Union Summit.

Kenya air strikes pound Somali Shabaab bases

2014-06-23 10:12

Kenyan fighter jets have bombed bases of Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab with scores of fighters killed, the AU force fighting the extremists says.

Egypt to be allowed back into AU

2014-06-18 10:34

The AU is set to readmit Egypt and end its nearly year-long suspension from the grouping because of the country’s military coup, an official says.

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