African Union recalls observer team for Guinea vote

2020-02-28 22:51

The African Union says it is recalling a team to observe a constitutional referendum and legislative elections in Guinea on Sunday that have been overshadowed by fears of violence.

Togo opposition leader files suit over election result

2020-02-26 19:33

Togolese opposition leader Agbeyome Kodjo says he has filed a suit to overturn the result of presidential elections in which he placed a distant second to incumbent Faure Gnassingbe.

African Union to boost Libya peace efforts

2020-02-10 20:01

The African Union has vowed to boost efforts to end the crisis in Libya and support a faltering UN-led peace process, the AU's Peace and Security Council chief says.

Some African countries refuse entry to own citizens coming from China amid coronavirus fears - Africa CDC

2020-02-10 10:46

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says it has received reports that some African countries are refusing entry to their own citizens returning from China in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Ramaphosa says Libya, South Sudan will be AU priorities, while Pandor warns about Islamic State in Mozambique

2020-01-28 16:54

President Cyril Ramaphosa has identified the "intractable conflicts" in Libya and South Sudan as a focus for South Africa when it will be chairing the African Union (AU) this year.

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.


African Union preparing 3 000-troop deployment to Sahel

2020-02-27 20:53

The African Union says that it expects to send a temporary deployment of 3 000 troops to West Africa's Sahel region, where regional forces are struggling to respond to a nearly eight-year-old insurgency by armed Islamists.

AU baptism of fire: Ramaphosa gets taste of task facing him as AU chair

2020-02-11 11:23

President Cyril Ramaphosa has had a rough debut as chair of the African Union, even threatening to leave an ordinary session before it concluded.

WATCH | AU calls sanctions against Zimbabwe 'immoral', wants more involvement in Libya

2020-02-10 17:49

The African Union gears up to send its own observer mission with cooperation from the United Nations to war-torn Libya. It also calls for an end to sanctions against Zimbabwe and Sudan.

Ramaphosa to steer Africa's Peer Review Mechanism to greater heights

2020-02-08 18:47

President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to be a more vigilant in monitoring countries who fail to implement recommendations taken by the Africa Peer Review Mechanism.

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.

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