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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.
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 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".
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.
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.
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.
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's ambassador to the African Union has said that Qatar must mediate with neighbouring Djibouti over the two countries' disputed border.
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.
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 Moussa Faki Mahamat has "strongly condemned" an attempted coup by rebel soldiers in the Gabonese capital on Monday.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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