'Child brides' suffer, but AU seeks to end custom

2015-11-25 14:50

The African Union is set to meet in Zambia this week to hold its first conference on "Ending Child Marriage in Africa" –m a small step in efforts to protect the girl child.

Africa blasts ICC as world crimes court members meet

2015-11-19 07:44

The AU has blasted the world’s only permanent war crimes court for its unrelenting focus on the continent, as it called for a case against Kenya’s deputy president to be dropped.

Interference in the Middle East leads to 'endless conflict' - Zuma

2015-11-17 19:27

The use of military force and interference in some Middle East and North African countries has been a cause of "endless conflict", President Jacob Zuma says.

AU head warns against migrant reception centres

2015-11-12 10:14

The head of the African Union has warned against setting up migrant reception centres in Africa where people are held until they can be granted asylum or be sent home.

Burundi crisis poses 'devastating' risk for region - AU

2015-11-05 09:51

The African Union has warned of its “deep concern” for troubled Burundi and the wider region if rivals do not resolve political differences peacefully.

UN backs tougher African Union stance on Burundi

2015-10-29 08:23

The UN Security Council has backed an African Union decision to investigate human rights abuses in Burundi, and says it too is ready to take action over the continuing violence.

Sudan govt accepts invitation to talks with rebels

2015-10-22 11:53

The Sudanese government says it has accepted an invitation from the AU to attend peace talks with the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North in Addis Ababa next month.

AU peacekeepers on their way to SA

2015-10-08 12:45

Thousands of peacekeepers from around Africa are on their way to the Northern Cape. But don't be alarmed, they're only here for a field training exercise.

SA soldier killed in Darfur ambush

2015-09-27 18:00

A South African soldier has been killed and another badly wounded after they were ambushed in Sudan's Darfur region, the SANDF says.

Mugabe might quit before end of tenure – Zanu-PF officials

2015-09-21 18:03

Senior officials from the ruling Zanu-PF party have reportedly indicated that President Robert Mugabe might be forced to quit before his current tenure ends in 2018 due to “explosive succession and economic problems”.


Sudan peace talks break without deal, AU says

2015-11-24 13:50

Peace talks between Sudan’s government and rebels have adjourned without a deal after a week of negotiations in Ethiopia, AU mediators says.

Sudan rivals ready for peace talks

2015-11-17 21:30

Sudanese government delegates have arrived in Ethiopia for African Union-mediated peace talks with rebels aimed at stopping civil war.

Call for urgent Burundi unity meeting

2015-11-12 21:07

The United Nations, European Union and African Union have called for an urgent meeting between Burundi's government and opposition to be held outside the country.

Group issues Burundi 'conflict' warning

2015-11-06 12:23

After months of violence, troubled Burundi risks sliding into civil war, a leading tank has warned, issuing a "conflict alert" after a string of battled between gunmen.

Africa puts security hopes in foreign-funded, home-grown strike force

2015-10-29 14:34

Backed by tanks, armoured vehicles and plenty of EU cash, thousands of African soldiers took to an imaginary enemy in the arid heart of SA this week, the last joint exercises before a home-grown continental strike force goes live.

AU: War crimes, forced cannibalism in South Sudan conflict

2015-10-28 17:32

Both government and rebels in South Sudan carried out war crimes against civilians and should face justice, an African Union human rights inquiry has said.

AU urges faster troop deployment to Burundi

2015-10-17 22:07

The African Union's peace and security council has recommended the organisation hasten plans for sending troops to Burundi should violence worsen and called for investigations into rights abuses there.

Clinton, UN agencies slam Mugabe's gay remarks

2015-10-05 13:31

Several UN aid agencies have reportedly condemned Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s recent remarks on homosexuality at the United Nations General Assembly.

Burkina Faso coup general defies deadline

2015-09-22 22:02

The Burkina Faso coup leader has refused to heed the deadline as loyal soldiers converge on the capital.

Burkina Faso crisis: AU threatens sanctions

2015-09-19 10:28

The African Union will impose sanctions on Burkina Faso’s coup leaders if they do not restore the interim government, the AU says in a statement.

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