ARTICLES RELATING TO AU

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.

Several dead in Somali heavy fighting

2014-06-11 11:08

At least 12 people have died in heavy fighting between rival militia in central Somalia, the latest surge of violence amid warning of a worsening humanitarian crisis.

New round of S Sudan peace talks delayed

2014-06-04 13:43

A new round of talks on ending South Sudan's nearly six-month-old civil war have been delayed, mediators said Wednesday.

Mali says 50 soldiers killed in Kidal fighting

2014-05-26 12:13

50 Malian soldiers died this week during a failed army attempt to seize the Tuareg separatist northern town of Kidal, the West African country's defence minister said on Sunday.

Zuma condemns Nigeria kidnappings, Kenya blast

2014-05-19 13:25

President Jacob Zuma has expressed concern about the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria and has denounced last week’s bombing in Kenya, saying targeting unarmed civilians is deplorable.

UDM joins call for release of kidnapped Nigerian girls

2014-05-16 15:59

The United Democratic Movement has urged the AU to help ensure that more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria are found.

Bomb rocks Somali town

2014-05-12 19:10

At least 10 people have been killed in a huge explosion targeting a senior official in the southern Somali town of Baidoa.

SA welcomes international election observers

2014-05-05 20:20

The government has welcomed international election observers to SA ahead of the general elections.

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.

 

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.

AU ends Egypt, Guinea Bissau suspensions

2014-06-18 05:00

The African Union has ended the suspension of Egypt and Guinea Bissau from the grouping after the two countries elected new leaders.

Somali warlord quits Shabaab extremists

2014-06-08 15:45

A notorious Somali warlord allied to the Islamist Shabaab and on the UN sanction lists has agreed to quit the extremists, the information ministry says.

Mali's defence minister replaced

2014-05-28 12:54

Mali's defence minister has resigned, less than a week after an embarrassing defeat of army forces by Tuareg separatist rebels who seized several northern towns.

Nigeria girl abduction not Islamic, says AU chief

2014-05-26 10:04

The abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria was "contrary to the teachings of Islam", the head of the African Union (AU) has said.

Armed rebels worry Zuma

2014-05-18 20:21
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President Jacob Zuma has expressed concern over the activities of armed rebels and called on the AU to bring stability on the African continent.

Death toll doubles to 19 in Somali attack

2014-05-13 10:08

AU forces in Somalia say a "cowardly" bomb attack the previous day killed 19 people, nearly double the number initially reported.

Elections free, fair: AU observers

2014-05-09 13:17

The 2014 general elections have been free and fair, African Union election observer missions say.

Many SA leaders not following Mandela - De Klerk

2014-04-21 18:51

Many South African leaders are not following Nelson Mandela's example and see government office as a "means to self-enrichment", says FW de Klerk, who won the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela.

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.

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