ARTICLES RELATING TO AU

Sing AU anthem, Dlamini-Zuma tells Africa

2014-04-16 13:46

African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana-Zuma has reportedly called on AU member states to sing the Union’s anthem alongside their national hymns at all official functions.

Zim 'misses out on chance to address key issues'

2014-04-03 14:01

Zimbabwe has missed out on a chance to address key issues like sanctions after President Robert Mugabe boycotted an EU-Africa summit currently under way in Brussels, EU ambassador to Zimbabwe says.

Zim 'can't influence SA foreign policy'

2014-04-02 12:54

Zimbabwe's outspoken foreign affairs deputy minister says Zimbabwe should stop fooling itself to think that it could influence SA's foreign policy.

Tension ahead of EU-Africa summit

2014-04-01 11:49

Ministers from the African continent have already gathered in Brussels for a two-day EU-AU summit scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, a report says.

Mugabe under fire over summit boycott

2014-03-31 10:11

Zimbabwe's president has reportedly come under fire from opposition parties following reports that he will boycott a crucial summit in Brussels because his wife was denied a visa to enter Europe.

Zimbabwe peeved over Mugabe's wife

2014-03-30 22:15

Zimbabwe has called on African leaders to boycott a European Union-Africa summit in Brussels because President Robert Mugabe's wife has not been granted a visa to travel with him.

AU brands CAR militia 'terrorists'

2014-03-26 14:42

The AU has branded militia targeting Muslims in CAR as “terrorists” and said they would be treated as enemy combatants, a day after a Congolese peacekeeper was killed.

EU-AU summit: Mugabe's wife not invited

2014-03-25 14:53

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson has reportedly taken a swipe at the EU's "attempt to stop the first lady from travelling with her husband" who is set to attend an EU-AU summit in Belgium next week.

Africa's food crisis discussed in Durban

2014-03-18 12:48

Durban is currently hosting talks with various governments and scientific organisations to help Africans better utilise science to address their food needs.

Youth gangs watch over troubled CAR capital

2014-03-14 09:18

Small bands of youths have taken up stations on the roads into their home districts of violence-ridden Bangui, ready to warn residents of the arrival of looters and armed gangs.

AU sets April deadline for Sudan peace deal

2014-03-12 20:35

Sudan's government and rebels in war-torn Blue Nile and South Kordofan states have until 30 April to reach a peace deal, the AU says.

Somalia: Al-Shabaab flees 5 towns

2014-03-11 16:26

Columns of AU and Somalia troops are moving deeper into land controlled by al-Qaeda-linked militants, forcing fighters to flee five towns in quick succession in a further squeezing of al-Shabaab’s strongholds.

Sudan-rebel peace talks set to resume

2014-02-25 22:04

The African Union hopes a resumption of peace talks between Khartoum and rebels this week will lead to their joining a broader dialogue about Sudan's political future.

Russia, China hail Mugabe – report

2014-02-24 10:02
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Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping have reportedly praised Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe for his “astute leadership in spearheading Africa’s fight for self-determination”.

ICC launches CAR war crimes probe

2014-02-08 09:06

The International Criminal Court says it has opened an initial probe into war crimes in the Central African Republic, where another lynching underscored spiralling sectarian violence.

Mugabe’s AU post 'insignificant'

2014-02-06 15:16

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's recent election to a top AU position should not be seen as significant, the ISS says, quashing reports that the veteran leader’s appointment could give him some form of credibility.

Keep your 'dirty hands' off Africa - Mugabe

2014-02-03 15:10
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has launched a scathing attack on Europe for trying to keep its "dirty hands" on Africa.

Africa: No EU-AU summit without Mugabe

2014-02-03 09:10
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African leaders have reportedly resolved not to attend the European Union-AU summit scheduled for Brussels in April if Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is not invited.

AU urges united stand against ICC trials

2014-02-01 19:58

The African Union has urged its members to "speak with one voice" against criminal proceedings at the International Criminal Court against sitting presidents.

Africa leaders tackle CAR, S Sudan conflict

2014-01-31 14:43

Africa’s leaders have met for the final day of a summit dominated by conflict in South Sudan and CAR, with the AU drumming up support for a peacekeeping mission on the ground.

AU auditorium named after Mandela

2014-01-31 09:57

The main auditorium of the African Union headquarters has reportedly been renamed Nelson Mandela Plenary in honour of the late struggle icon.

African leaders meet in Ethiopia

2014-01-30 19:04

The African Union summit has opened in Ethiopia with food security and the South Sudan crisis on the agenda.

AU to drum up support for CAR troops

2014-01-30 08:44

African leaders and Western diplomats will hold a pledging conference to raise cash for the African Union-led Misca mission in war-torn CAR, officials say.

Dlamini-Zuma quashes ANC rumours

2014-01-29 21:11

AU commission chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says she would stay on in her post, dismissing reports she was standing down to represent the ruling ANC in parliament in South Africa.

Botswana 'breaks ranks with SADC, AU'

2014-01-27 12:03
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Botswana President Ian Khama says his country won’t participate in future SADC election observer missions after he noted what he says were irregularities in Zimbabwe’s last year elections.

 

Botswana's Khama re-affirms SADC pull-out

2014-04-15 10:10

Botswana President Ian Khama has re-affirmed his decision to not send his country's officials to participate in future SADC election observer missions.

Zuma skipping EU summit over invitation list

2014-04-03 08:23
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President Jacob Zuma is reportedly skipping the EU-Africa summit in Brussels because he didn't like the way the summit was set up, with the EU deciding on who was invited.

EU-Africa summit tackles migration, trade, peace

2014-04-01 21:16

Conflict, illegal migration and fears of more jihadist turmoil look set to dominate a mammoth summit gathering leaders of some 80 African and European Union states in Brussels.

ICC indispensable - Motlanthe

2014-03-31 14:09

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says the International Criminal Court is an indispensable judicial organ, which should complement the African Court on Human Rights.

EU wants to divide Africa, says Sudan

2014-03-31 09:05

Sudan has accused the European Union of trying to divide Africa after the EU refused to invite President Omar al-Bashir to a major summit this week.

Africa calls for EU summit boycott – report

2014-03-27 09:37

An organ of the AU has reportedly urged a boycott of the EU-AU summit scheduled for next week in Brussels to protest what is seen as a "dictation" by the EU on who is eligible to attend the meeting.

Mugabe to boycott summit if wife not invited

2014-03-26 13:18

Zimbabwe says it would boycott a summit between the EU and African Union in Brussels next week if President Robert Mugabe’s wife is not granted a visa to travel with him.

Uganda warns of Somali Shabaab attacks

2014-03-18 13:22

Uganda has warned that Somalia’s al-Qaeda linked Shabaab insurgents are planning to use fuel tankers as bombs, one day after Kenya thwarted a “massive” car bomb attack.

Somali Islamists attack hotel in central region

2014-03-18 11:51

Somali Islamist militants have driven a car bomb at a hotel in a town in central Somalia that was being used by AU and Somali military forces, a resident and the militant group say.

Leaders gather for S Sudan crisis summit

2014-03-13 14:47

East African heads of state have gathered in the latest push for peace in war-torn South Sudan, where almost three months of conflict has left thousands dead.

AU opens probe into S Sudan atrocities

2014-03-12 12:21

The African Union has opened a commission of inquiry into atrocities carried out in the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.

CAR: UN force needed for survival

2014-03-07 07:45

CAR’s foreign minister says a UN peacekeeping mission is urgently needed in his country to bolster French and African troops struggling to contain sectarian killing between Muslims and Christians.

Africans should protect Africa - Mogoeng

2014-02-25 13:27
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Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says Africans should follow the example of other continents and not hang their dirty laundry out to the world.

Fleeing traders plunge CAR into food crisis

2014-02-11 15:17

Violence in CAR has forced many traders and herders to flee, exacerbating an already alarming food crisis, relief groups say.

Mugabe able to attend summit - EU envoy

2014-02-07 14:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been cleared to attend the EU-AU summit scheduled for Brussels in April, but this doesn’t signal a softening of the EU’s position on Zimbabwe, an envoy says.

Stop 'cycle of violence', US tells CAR

2014-02-06 07:40

The US has called for an end to the “cycle of violence” in the Central African Republic after soldiers publicly lynched a suspected ex-rebel following a military ceremony.

CAR fighters flee after surrendering

2014-02-03 10:58

At least 200 fighters in the strife-torn CAR who surrendered to AU troops at the weekend in a key northern town have fled, a military source says.

SA won't send troops to CAR - report

2014-02-02 12:34

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has reportedly stated that South Africa will not send troops to the Central African Republic, despite mounting pressure to do so.

African nations meet to raise cash for CAR force

2014-02-01 17:55

African countries have met to raise cash for the peacekeeping mission in the strife-torn Central African Republic amid warnings the violence there could tear the country apart.

S Sudan ceasefire monitors needed urgently

2014-01-31 12:33

Monitors of South Sudan’s fragile ceasefire must deploy immediately, top diplomats have warned, as regional leaders meet to bolster peace efforts for the war-torn young nation.

Mugabe gets top AU position

2014-01-31 08:49
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly been appointed first deputy chair of the AU executive council, a development that positions him to assume the organ’s chairmanship next year.

New Madagascar leader seeks donor meeting

2014-01-30 12:49

The new president of Madagascar has called for an international donor conference in the next three months to help his island state recover from a political and economic crisis.

CAR, South Sudan to dominate AU summit

2014-01-30 07:32

Conflict in CAR and South Sudan are set to dominate the agenda as Africa’s leaders gather for a two-day summit of the continental bloc in Ethiopia.

AU lifts suspension of Madagascar

2014-01-27 13:37

The AU has lifted its suspension of Madagascar’s membership after a new president took office following the island’s first election since a coup five years ago.

Luxury hotel offers no comfort for S Sudan misery

2014-01-23 16:33

As war rages in South Sudan, government and rebel peace delegates have spent weeks holed up in luxury in neighbouring Ethiopia, a far cry from the thousands of dead and half million homeless back home.

 
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