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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.
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.
The African Union on Thursday criticised the military ouster of Sudan's veteran president Omar al-Bashir and called for calm and restraint.
The goal of the summit would be to set the framework for nationwide polls to take place in October.
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.
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.
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 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.
Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in as the Democratic Republic of Congo's new president after an election fraught with delays and doubts.
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.
South Africa's foreign policy will place greater emphasis on the African continent, the minister said.
The African Union (AU) suspended Sudan demanding a "civilian-led transitional authority" to resolve an entrenched and bloody crisis.
An official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1 000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been elected chairperson of the African Union at the continental body's summit in Ethiopia.
A statue of Ethiopia's Emperor Haile Selassie has been unveiled at the headquarters of the African Union.
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.
Several parties to the Central African Republic's peace accord have yet to sign the much-trumpeted deal, a minister has said.
The ANC has said that it has noted with concern the political situations in both Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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.
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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