African Union lifts suspension of Sudan

2019-09-07 12:27

The African Union (AU) has lifted its suspension of Sudan's membership in the bloc, ending a three-month freeze that had been in place pending the installation of a civilian-led government after the removal of long-term President Omar al-Bashir.

'Game changer for Africa' as leaders launch 'historic' free trade deal

2019-07-07 22:28

African nations officially launched a landmark trade agreement at the African Union summit in Niger on Sunday, with the long sought-after agreement hailed as a historic step towards "peace and prosperity" across the continent.

Coup 'not appropriate response' to Sudan's challenges: AU

2019-04-12 07:04

The African Union on Thursday criticised the military ouster of Sudan's veteran president Omar al-Bashir and called for calm and restraint.

African Union calls for peace conference on Libya in July

2019-02-13 11:46

The goal of the summit would be to set the framework for nationwide polls to take place in October.

As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

2019-02-10 17:24

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.

UN chief sees 'wind of hope' in African peace deals, elections

2019-02-10 14:14

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that a slew of peaceful elections and truces in Africa were signs of a "wind of hope" on the continent.

Sahel leaders seek UN help against jihadist attacks

2019-02-07 20:57

Five nations waging a battle against jihadi fighters in the Sahel has asked the UN for money and other aid to help tackle a scourge which claimed more lives even as officials met.

UN chief urges countries to back CAR peace deal

2019-02-07 15:51

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on countries to back a peace deal signed between the government of the Central African Republic and armed groups that control most the country's territory.

DRC's disputed presidential election

2019-01-24 15:13

Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in as the Democratic Republic of Congo's new president after an election fraught with delays and doubts.

US recognises Tshisekedi after controversial DRC vote

2019-01-24 07:30

The United States has recognised Felix Tshisekedi as the next president of DR Congo, casting aside concerns over the election as it hailed a historic peaceful transfer of power.


Silencing the guns in Africa to top agenda of UN Security Council - Pandor

2019-07-11 22:29

South Africa's foreign policy will place greater emphasis on the African continent, the minister said.

AU suspends Sudan until civilian-led authority established

2019-06-07 05:23

The African Union (AU) suspended Sudan demanding a "civilian-led transitional authority" to resolve an entrenched and bloody crisis.

Withdrawal of 1 000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia begins

2019-02-22 12:41

An official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1 000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun.

Egypt's el- Sisi elected new chairperson of African Union

2019-02-10 19:22

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been elected chairperson of the African Union at the continental body's summit in Ethiopia.

African leaders unveil statue of Ethiopia's last emperor

2019-02-10 15:21

A statue of Ethiopia's Emperor Haile Selassie has been unveiled at the headquarters of the African Union.

Seeking influence, Egypt's Sisi to chair African Union

2019-02-09 12:39

Nearly six years after the African Union shut it out in the cold, Egypt will take the organisation's helm - and strengthening multilateral powers is unlikely to be on the agenda.

Central African peace deal still not fully signed: minister

2019-02-07 20:57

Several parties to the Central African Republic's peace accord have yet to sign the much-trumpeted deal, a minister has said.

ANC raises concerns over DRC, Zim instability

2019-01-25 06:37

The ANC has said that it has noted with concern the political situations in both Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

DRC's Kabila urges unity on eve of new president's inauguration

2019-01-24 10:19

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in as Democratic Republic of Congo's next president, sources in Kinshasa have said, as outgoing President Joseph Kabila called for national unity.

EU, AU urge DRC leader to unite country after tense polls

2019-01-23 15:54

The European Union and African Union has committed to work closely with Democratic Republic of Congo's president-elect Felix Tshisekedi, backing off reservations about the disputed vote.

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