AU, France warn against 'unconstitutional change' in Gabon

2019-01-07 15:22

The African Union and France have warned against any "unconstitutional" change of power in Gabon, whose government have claimed to have foiled an attempted takeover.

Austrian leader watches on as AU chair laments Europe's failure to sign migration pact

2018-12-18 16:01

AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has expressed disappointment at the failure of some European countries to sign a recent global compact that will help manage migration around the world.

African Union chief says 'time to act' on South Sudan

2018-07-01 11:06

African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has called for measures against the key players in the conflict in South Sudan, saying "we are used to them not respecting their commitments".

Kabila agrees to UN chief's request to visit DRC ahead of elections

2018-02-28 10:09

DRC President Jospeh Kabila has agreed to a request from the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to visit his country ahead of elections later this year, the United Nations spokesperson says.

Mugabe tells AU envoy he resigned 'for the sake of peace, development'

2018-02-22 13:38

Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe has reportedly told the visiting AU commission chairperson that he stepped down from his post for the sake of peace and development following a military intervention in November.

African Union head calls China spying report 'lies'

2018-02-08 15:37

The AU's chairperson has dismissed during a visit to Beijing, a French newspaper report alleging that China spied on the continental body as "lies" intended to derail co-operation.

Mugabe 'will be remembered as a fearless pan-Africanist liberation fighter', says AU

2017-11-23 19:38

The AU has welcomed Robert Mugabe's decision to step down as president of Zimbabwe, saying the people have expressed their will for a "peaceful transfer of power".

Eritrea says Qatar must mediate border dispute

2017-07-04 20:01

Eritrea's ambassador to the African Union has said that Qatar must mediate with neighbouring Djibouti over the two countries' disputed border.

AU chief 'frustrated' by African inaction on famine

2017-07-03 21:23

African Union head Moussa Faki Mahamat on Monday criticised member states for a lack of solidarity shown to nations on the continent who are facing famine and drought.

SA is the biggest loser at AU

2017-02-05 06:05

After four years at the helm, South Africa’s influence seems to be slipping, with many major policy decisions not going its way.


African Union chief 'strongly condemns' Gabon coup attempt

2019-01-07 13:50

African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has "strongly condemned" an attempted coup by rebel soldiers in the Gabonese capital on Monday.

Sexual harassment widespread at African Union, inquiry says

2018-11-24 14:22

An internal investigation into sexual harassment claims at the AU has found widespread reports of mistreatment of women, especially interns, youth volunteers and short-term staffers who are "exploited for sex in exchange for jobs".

AU chief meets Tillerson, says Trump slur 'in the past'

2018-03-08 15:18

Washington's top diplomat has begun his first Africa tour by meeting with the African Union chief, who said the continent has moved on from a reported insult by President Donald Trump.

My wife Grace 'is being harassed... she cries daily', Mugabe tells AU

2018-02-24 07:09

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe says his wife is being harassed and cries daily, three months after he was forced to step down in the wake of a military takeover, a report says.

Mugabe's nephew 'reacts angrily' as AU supports Mnangagwa' – report

2018-02-21 13:11

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe's nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, has reportedly reacted "angrily" after an AU envoy Moussa Faki Mahamat praised the Zimbabwean government for the country's "peaceful political transition" last year.

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa, Libya,Togo,

2017-12-01 08:52

Zimbabwe's ex-vice president Phekezela Mphoko has reportedly been given up to December 1 to leave Botswana, and the African Union says 3 800 migrants in Libya need urgent repatriation.

AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping

2017-07-06 11:53

The African Union's new chair Moussa Faki Mahamat has questioned US commitment to fighting terrorism on the continent after it blocked efforts to get UN funding for an anti-jihadist force in the Sahel.

AU sends delegation to Eritrea amid Djibouti border tensions

2017-07-04 17:29

The African Union says it will send a delegation to Eritrea as tensions grow between that country and neighboring Djibouti after the abrupt withdrawal of Qatar peacekeeping troops from a disputed border area.

AU is cleaning house with reforms aplenty

2017-02-05 06:05

Future chairpersons of the African Union Commission will be able to appoint their own team of commissioners under sweeping reforms planned for the body to help them push their programmes more effectively.

Top Africa stories: Mawarire, AU, Malema

2017-02-01 19:46

Zimbabwe's pastor Mwarire has been detained at the Harare International Airport, and African leaders have adopted a strategy calling for a collective withdrawal from the ICC.

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