Category Archives: African Union

South Sudan conflict: African Union approves regional force

By BBC Africa   Image copyright AFP Image captionAU troops will have a more robust mandate than the 12,000-strong UN force South Sudan st [...]

Burundi president faces emerging armed rebellion as vote looms

By Staff Reporter Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza speaks during a news conference in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 17, 2015. REUTERS/G [...]

Why the fuss over Mugabe?

Opinion Uproar over Mugabe’s AU chairmanship says much about the relationship between Africa and the West. Mugabe was nearly the only [...]

African Union goes backward by appointing Mugabe as annual Chair

By Staff Reporter ©AFP Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s divisive president, assumed the chairmanship of the African Union with an acceptance sp [...]

Africa’s leaders and hunger for power

By Staff Reporter President Mugabe is currently Africa’s oldest leader and has been in office since 1980. Rank Name Country Office Ten [...]

Obama directs funds to fight terrorists in Africa

By Staff Reporter This Aug. 6, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama as he takes a question at a news conference at the end of the U [...]

Ebola has infected public discourse with a new xenophobia

By Staff Reporter My midwives refused to see me after my trip to Nigeria, which didn’t surprise me, given the reckless reporting of th [...]

Africa must not make this a begging forum #USA-AfricaSummit

By Staff Reporter The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit blog series is a collection of posts discussing efforts to strengthen ties between the Un [...]

Obama aims to bridge gap as China takes pole position in Africa

By Staff Reporter U.S. President Barack Obama signs into law S. 517, Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, in the Oval Off [...]

Central African Republic death toll could exceed previous estimates #MSF

By Staff Reporter Médecins sans Frontières survey of refugees reveals that families buried dead in secret amid safety concerns Central Afr [...]

Islamic militants siege on Libya international airport. Libya on the brink..

By Staff Reporter Smoke billows near Tripoli international airport as militias continued to battle for control on July 20, 2014. Fierce figh [...]

Has Kenya Destroyed the ICC?

By MICHELA WRONG The author is a trustee of Human Rights Watch’s Africa Division, serving in an independent, advisory capacity.   [...]

New report dismisses Zimbabwe’s 2013 poll

By Staff Reporter A new report by the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Zimbabwe (CCJPZ) has strongly criticized the way last year [...]

Prominent African Leaders write to Kiir and Machar on eve of Peace Agreement

By Staff Reporter Re: A Message of Peace from Eminent African Leaders  Your Excellency President Salva Kiir, Your Excellency Dr. Riek Macha [...]

Kenyatta and Odinga division- a gift to al Shabaab?

By Staff Reporter People cheer during a rally organized by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy in Nairobi, July 7, 2014. (Siegfried Mod [...]

China Touts $14.4 Billion in Foreign Aid, Half of Which Went to Africa

By Staff Reporter   Reuters China’s government has put a value on the aid largess that makes its leaders welcome visitors in many of [...]

African leaders vote themselves immunity from new human rights court

By Staff Reporter Heads of state at African Union summit vote to strip the African court of justice and human rights of power to prosecute t [...]

UN Chief welcomes AU declaration of “2016 African Year of Human Rights” with focus on “Rights of Women”

By Staff Reporter Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the 23rd African Union (AU) Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. UN Photo/Eskinder [...]

When a sitting President alleges vote rigging-Malawi

‪#‎MalawiVote2014‬ Full statement by President Joyce Banda alleging that Elections have been rigged My Fellow Malawians I wish to than [...]

Illicit financial flows-Africa’s new imperialism?

By Staff Reporter Special Report The Relevance of Curtailing Illicit Financial Flows  The African Union Commission (AUC) has turned the spo [...]

Why is dotAfrica Important for the African Continent?

By Staff Reporter Ask any African…one of most vexing mistakes someone from the West can ever make is to assume that Africa is a country, y [...]

ICC dismisses accusations of African bias

By Staff Reporter ICC has dismissed all “African bias” claims The International Criminal Court (ICC) has dismissed accusations o [...]

Kerry calls for more African troops to South Sudan

By Staff Reporter Secretary of State John Kerry took a “selfie” with workers at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Thursday [...]

Mass exodus of Muslims from Bangui as CAR disintergrates

By Staff Reporter Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) – Some 1,300 Muslims fearing attack by mainly Christian militias left the Ce [...]

Republic of Northern Central Africa – CAR Muslims want to breakaway

By Staff Reporter Muslims fleeing Christian mobs say new state needed as UN warns of ‘ethnic-religious cleansing’ but analysts d [...]

Kerry hopes to bring peace to Africa

Will focus on peace and democracy efforts in various countries Washington: Top US diplomat John Kerry heads on his first major tour of sub-S [...]

South Sudan drops treason charges to promote peace

By Staff Reporter Pagan Amum was once a staunch ally of the president South Sudan strife South Sudan is withdrawing the case against four to [...]

The Union of Nigeria stronger than Boko Haram-Jonathan

By Staff Reporter Boko Haram can’t disintegrate Nigeria, says Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday assured Nigerians that member [...]

Central African Republic; where the state has disappeared and violence reigns

By Koert Lindijer Koert Lindijer is an award-winning journalist with the Dutch daily NRC-Handelsblad. His articles are not usually widely re [...]

Greenpeace wants SA election to focus on renewal energy

By Staff Reporter Greenpeace unveiled its ‘Energy Manifesto’ at a press briefing in Johannesburg, on Tuesday.(Lebo Tshangela Greenpe [...]

4,000 African and Middle East migrants rescued by Italy in last 48 hours

By Staff Reporter Boats from Africa and Middle East are arriving at the fastest rate since a naval operation to handle influx began last yea [...]
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