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.

AU buckles on Burundi force

2016-01-31 21:08

African leaders have failed to authorise a proposed peacekeeping force to stem violence in Burundi in the face of vehement opposition from the government in Bujumbura.

Burundi opposition urges support for AU intervention force

2016-01-28 22:26

Burundi's main opposition grouping has urged the international community and the African Union to approve plans to send an AU peacekeeping force to the strife-torn country.

Zuma to lead delegation to AU summit

2016-01-28 17:18

President Jacob Zuma will lead a delegation to the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this weekend.

Mugabe meets Burundi envoy ahead of AU summit

2016-01-27 14:07

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is reported to have met with a special envoy of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, ahead of the upcoming AU summit in Ethiopia.

Burundi president rejects UN help

2016-01-23 22:41

UN Security Council ambassadors have turned to the African Union to map out the next steps to end violence in Burundi after President Pierre Nkurunziza rejected talks and peacekeepers.

At least 3 killed as Somali extremists attack restaurant

2016-01-21 22:18

A Somali police official says a suicide car bomber rammed the gates of a restaurant near a beach in the capital before gunmen fought their way into the building.

UN ambassadors head to Burundi

2016-01-21 07:49

UN Security Council ambassadors have headed to Burundi to push the government to open up serious talks with the opposition and agree to an African Union force that could prevent a slide to all-out war.

Shabaab claims capturing Kenyan soldiers

2016-01-17 16:27

The Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab says it captured some Kenyan soldiers during its attack on a base of AU peacekeepers in southwestern Somalia.

Burundi president warns AU to stay away

2015-12-30 21:53

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza says he will fight a proposed African Union peacekeeping force if they set foot on Burundian soil.


South Sudan troops suffocated 50 people in container

2016-02-01 13:01

South Sudan government troops have killed some 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat, ceasefire monitors say in a report.

Burundi defiant as Africa leaders debate peacekeeping force

2016-01-30 10:58

African Union efforts to approve a peacekeeping force for troubled Burundi faced tough challenges as leaders met ahead of an unprecedented vote on the potential deployment of 5 000 troops.

African Union hopeful of Burundi force approval

2016-01-28 19:41

The African Union is determined to end the crisis in Burundi as it readies for a key summit where leaders face an unprecedented vote on deploying a 5 000-strong peacekeeping force.

African leaders to vote on Burundi force at annual summit

2016-01-28 11:40

African leaders face an unprecedented vote on deploying a 5 000-strong peacekeeping force to troubled Burundi despite the country's vehement opposition when they meet for their annual summit this week.

Outgoing AU chair Mugabe leaves 'lasting impression'

2016-01-25 12:30

As his tenure as chairperson of the AU comes to a close, state-run media in Zimbabwe have taken a reflective look at President Robert Mugabe's term and praised him for leaving a "lasting impression".

UN council meets African Union for Burundi crisis talks

2016-01-23 15:37

UN Security Council ambassadors and African Union leaders met for crisis talks on Burundi, after the government refused a proposed AU force to stem violence in the troubled country.

AU backs UN bid to push Burundi peacekeeping

2016-01-21 16:46

The African Union has expressed hope that UN Security Council ambassadors will persuade Burundi to begin serious talks and agree to the deployment of peacekeepers.

Peacekeepers worried over new fighting in Darfur

2016-01-18 05:53

The UN-AU peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur says it is "deeply concerned" about an surge in fighting between government forces and rebels in the conflict-hit western region.

African Union threatens Burundi sanctions

2015-12-31 06:12

The African Union has threatened to sanction Burundi's rival factions if they failed to attend peace talks next month, as it pushes the government to accept a peacekeeping force.

Burundi rivals in Uganda for peace talks

2015-12-28 16:01

Rival Burundi factions have arrived in Uganda to resume long-stalled talks aimed at ending months of violence that has raised fears of a return to civil war.

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