AU pledges Ebola fund

2015-01-28 19:07

The African Union plans to launch an Ebola Solidarity Fund as aid agency Oxfam warned the continent's leaders needed to keep their promises to boost healthcare.

AU urges action against Boko Haram attacks

2015-01-21 15:49

Defeating Nigeria’s "dastardly" Boko Haram insurgents requires support from across the continent, the AU chief says, urging increased backing for Nigeria and affected neighbouring countries.

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.

Zambia succession battle spills to courts

2014-11-13 15:14

The battle to succeed late Zambian president Michael Sata has entered the courts, with supporters of one contender claiming that his right to take over as interim president has been unlawfully denied.

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.

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.

Lift Ebola travel bans, urges AU

2014-09-08 18:42

Member states of the African Union are calling for the removal of travel bans imposed to stem the Ebola epidemic in order to open up economic activities.

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.

AU wants easy visa process for tourists

2014-05-09 16:17

A number of steps are required to ensure Africa increases its share of the global tourism market, says African Union head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

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.

Japan woos Africa with $320m for peace

2014-01-14 18:30

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged financial packages to boost peace and security on the continent, which has become a key trading partner with China.

Dlamini-Zuma dedicates 'emotional goodbye' to Mandela

2013-12-09 07:41

AU leaders have gathered to mourn the death of Nelson Mandela, honouring the former anti-apartheid leader’s fight for pan-Africanism and liberation on the continent.

CAR crisis: Dlamini-Zuma, Ban to meet African leaders

2013-12-04 08:55

A meeting on CAR is scheduled to take place between 10 heads of states, AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon on the sidelines of a France-Africa summit, a source says.

Dlamini-Zuma asks UN about Kenya ICC deferral

2013-10-09 07:49

AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has asked the UN how they might react if she asked to defer the ICC trials of Kenya's leaders so they can deal with the aftermath of the Nairobi mall attack, diplomats say.

Defence chiefs meet over DRC

2013-09-04 17:42

Defence chiefs and foreign ministers from Africa's Great Lakes region have met in the latest bid to end fighting in resource rich eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Tsvangirai warns of election fraud

2013-07-26 16:18

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has warned that next week’s election is strongly at risk of being rigged, as he condemned the AU's upbeat assessment of the poll preparations.

AU happy with Zim poll preps - Dlamini-Zuma

2013-07-25 09:09

The AU is happy with the progress made by Zimbabwe so far in preparation for the 31 July harmonised elections, AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says, according to a report.

Polls: Dlamini-Zuma expected in Zim

2013-07-23 11:06

AU chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected in Zimbabwe to assess the political situation in the country ahead of the 31 July polls, a report says.

AU suspends Egypt after Morsi ousting

2013-07-05 13:38

The African Union has suspended Egypt from the continental body after the ousting of president Mohammed Morsi, in line with its strict rules against unconstitutional changes of government.

MTN woos AU chief with gifts

2013-06-30 09:02

MTN, which recently extricated itself from claims of bribery and political interference in Iran, is now lavishing gifts on the new African Union head, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

AU urges Egypt, Ethiopia to hold talks

2013-06-12 14:45

The AU has urged Egypt and Ethiopia to come together for talks to solve a bitter dispute over the sharing of Nile river waters amid Ethiopia’s building of a new dam, the AU chief says.

AU opens 50th anniversary celebrations

2013-05-25 11:00

African leaders have opened extravagant celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the continental bloc, with Africa's myriad problems set aside for a day to mark the progress that has been made.

ANC, govt work must coincide - Mantashe

2013-05-04 07:18

Work the ANC is doing in terms of international relations needs to complement government's work, Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says.

AU salutes 'peaceful elections' in Kenya

2013-03-11 13:28

The African Union has saluted the Kenyan people for holding successful and peaceful elections, AU commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says.


AU, China agree big infrastructure deal

2015-01-27 22:23

China and the African Union have agreed an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across the continent.

Dlamini-Zuma congratulates Zambia after polls

2015-01-25 14:06

The AU commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has congratulated Zambia for holding successful elections, which set an example for the rest of the continent.

ANCWL to push for woman president

2014-12-14 11:09

The ANC Women's League has said it will lobby for a woman to succeed President Jacob Zuma - a move that is set to threaten Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s political future.

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.

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.

SA condemns Egypt attack

2014-10-29 11:42

The South African government has condemned last week’s attack in Egypt in which at least 30 soldiers were killed.

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.

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.

Zuma's daughter gets top govt job

2014-07-25 10:56

Questions are being asked following the appointment of President Jacob Zuma’s 25-year-old daughter as the head of a Cabinet minister’s office.

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.

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.

Mandela death passing of an era - Radebe

2013-12-10 11:05

The death of former president Nelson Mandela marks the passing of an era, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says on the sidelines of the official memorial at the FNB Stadium in Soweto.

AU praises 'pan-African icon' Mandela

2013-12-06 15:18

The AU has mourned the passing of former president Nelson Mandela and ordered its flags to fly at half-mast as it praised the "pan-African icon", a report says.

AU warns Abyei vote 'threat to peace'

2013-10-28 18:26

African Union chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has warned that a vote in the flashpoint Abyei region claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan was illegal and risked sparking a return to war.

Leaders meet to broker end of DRC war

2013-09-05 13:15

Presidents from Africa's Great Lakes region have gathered in Uganda for a fresh bid to broker a deal to end fighting in resource-rich eastern DRC.

Zim: Tsvangirai slams poll preparations

2013-07-26 22:24

Zimbabwe's PM says he is deeply disturbed by chaotic preparations for make-or-break elections on 31 July despite the AU’s approval of the process.

Zim: Obasanjo to lead AU observer mission

2013-07-26 11:46

AU Observer Mission Chairperson and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo is expected in Zimbabwe to lead the team in observing the 31 July harmonised elections, a report says.

AU chief arrives in Zimbabwe

2013-07-24 20:13

African Union Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has arrived in Harare to assess Zimbabwe's preparedness for next week's elections.

Zuma repositions himself ahead of 2014

2013-07-09 17:42

With less than a year to go to the 2014 elections, President Jacob Zuma has axed allies and ousted Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

African Union to talk about Egypt crisis

2013-07-04 22:14

The African Union is to meet on Egypt's political crisis and could suspend the country's AU membership.

Ethiopia won't back down from Nile dam

2013-06-12 22:48

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr is expected to travel to Addis Ababa for talks on a giant dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile.

Well-wishes pour in for Mandela

2013-06-10 19:45

Well-wishes were pouring in for former president Nelson Mandela after he spent a third day at a hospital in Pretoria.

Africa celebrates progress and 'unity'

2013-05-25 08:33

African leaders have gathered ahead of extravagant celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the continental bloc, with Africa's problems set aside for a day to mark the progress that has been made.

We're corruption-busters, says Zuma

2013-04-27 22:28

The fight against crime is more intense in SA than it is in many other countries, President Jacob Zuma says, adding that a total of 718 people are currently under investigation for "corrupt activities".

SA women face rights challenges

2013-03-09 12:11

Women continue to face challenges in accessing their rights, the Human Rights Commission says.

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