Recent News Headlines : African Union

TOGO ONLY AFRICAN NATION TO BACK TRUMP ON JERUSALEM VOTE DESPITE A.U. STANCE


Togo on Thursday voted with the United States in Washington's resolution to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel... READ MORE

22nd December, 2017 153

MOROCCO: VISA FOR MUSIC SHOWCASES AFRICA AND MIDDLE-EAST ARTISTS


Mokoomba, from Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls, performs in English and various African languages... READ MORE

20th December, 2017 0

CYRIL RAMAPHOSA WINS ANC LEADERSHIP VOTE


South Africa's deputy president beats Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in leadership race in the ruling African National Congress... READ MORE

18th December, 2017 992

ONE LAST PUSH TO END SOUTH SUDAN'S DEADLY CIVIL WAR


Malakal used to be South Sudan's second largest city after the capital, Juba... READ MORE

15th December, 2017 674

ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT NAMES NEW HEAD OF STATE INTELLIGENCE OUTFIT


No one was immediately available to comment in President Emmerson Mnangagwa's office... READ MORE

10th December, 2017 3

ETHIOPIA BACKS A.U. STANCE ON JERUSALEM, SAYS NO PLANS TO RELOCATE EMBASSY


The European Union, the United Nations and African Union have all expressed worry over Trump's move... READ MORE

10th December, 2017 152

AFRICAN AND EUROPEAN LEADERS WANT TO EVACUATE THOUSANDS MIRED IN LIBYAN SLAVE TRADE


Before Gaddafi's fall, Libya drew West African migrants who intended to stay there and work in its lucrative oil and agricultural industries... READ MORE

30th November, 2017 999

AU CHIDES ABUSES OF AFRICAN MIGRANTS IN LIBYA


I am very disappointed by the fact that the African Union allowed Colonel Gaddafi to be killed, he said... READ MORE

29th November, 2017 258

MNANGAGWA SWORN IN AS ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT


Mnangagwa became Zimbabwe's second president since the nation attained independence from the United Kingdom in 1980... READ MORE

25th November, 2017 0

ZIMBABWE'S INCOMING LEADER HERALDS A NEW ERA TO CHEERING CROWDS


Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa declares a new era of democracy... READ MORE

22nd November, 2017 13

"THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN," SAYS ZIMBABWE'S NEW LEADER


Zimbabwe's former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is due to be sworn in to replace Robert Mugabe as President, addresses supporters in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 22, 2017... READ MORE

22nd November, 2017 453

"THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN," SAYS ZIMBABWE'S NEW LEADER


Zimbabwe's former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is due to be sworn in to replace Robert Mugabe as President, addresses supporters in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 22, 2017... READ MORE

22nd November, 2017 368

AFRICAN LEADERS SAW ROBERT MUGABE AS 'EMBARRASSMENT' AND WANTED HIM TO GO, SECRET CABLE SHOWS


African leaders were embarrassed by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and already encouraging him to step down before the army began moves last week to ou... READ MORE

22nd November, 2017 2

LIBYA AUCTIONS OF MIGRANTS SOLD AS SLAVES MAY BE CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY


High commission for human rights, his envoy in Libya Ghassan Salame, the U.N... READ MORE

21st November, 2017 16

TOGOLESE PROTESTERS CONTINUE TO DEMAND PRESIDENT'S RESIGNATION


ACROSS AFRICA In this week's edition protests in Togo continue and hundreds are forced to cross the border into Ghana the Triplets Ghetto Kids show u..... READ MORE

19th November, 2017 4

US CARRIES OUT 3 DRONE STRIKES AGAINST EXTREMISTS IN SOMALIA


Local Somalia time and it killed one fighter for the extremists group, al-Shabab, said a U.S. Africa command statement... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 7

US CARRIES OUT THREE DRONE STRIKES AGAINST EXTREMISTS IN SOMALIA


Local Somalia time and it killed one fighter for the extremists group, al-Shabab, said a US Africa command statement... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 102

RUSSIA TO BUILD NUCLEAR PLANTS IN NIGERIA


Russia has signed a deal to build two nuclear power plants in Nigeria, as Africa's largest economy seeks to end its energy crisis... READ MORE

1st November, 2017 1245

SOMALIA FIRES POLICE, INTELLIGENCE CHIEF AFTER MOGADISHU ATTACK


Somali security forces have ended a night-long siege by al-Shabab attackers at a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu... READ MORE

29th October, 2017 1026

ROBERT MUGABE REMOVED AS WHO GOODWILL AMBASSADOR AFTER OUTCRY


Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of His Excellency President Robert Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador for NCDs in Africa... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 10398

SOMALI PRESIDENT TO DECLARE WAR ON AL-SHABAB AFTER DEADLY TRUCK BLAST


Somali president to declare war on al-Shabab after deadly truck blast... READ MORE

21st October, 2017 0

MUGABE NAMED AS GOODWILL AMBASSADOR BY WHO


The World Health Organization WHO has appointed President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe as a goodwill ambassador to help tackle non-communicable diseases... READ MORE

21st October, 2017 38195

DOZENS STILL MISSING AS SOMALIA TRUCK BOMBING DEATH TOLL SURPASSES 300


Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group, al-Shabaab has waged war in Somalia for more than a decade, often targeting high-profile areas of the capital... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1489

MOGADISHU BOMBING: AL-SHABAAB BEHIND DEADLY BLAST, OFFICIALS SAY


Al-Shabaab do not care about civilian deaths, said Rasheed Abdi, an expert in Somalia with the International Crisis Group in Nairobi... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1445

DEATH TOLL RISES TO OVER 300 AFTER DEADLIEST SINGLE ATTACK IN SOMALIA HISTORY


Saturday's truck bombing targeted a crowded street in Mogadishu, and about 300 others were injured... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 352

MORE THAN 200 DIE IN SOMALIA CAR BOMBINGS


It is one of the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 298

REVOLTING WORLD REACTS TO DEVASTATING SOMALIA ATTACK


My condolences to the government and the people of Somalia... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 40437

MOGADISHU TRUCK BOMBINGS ARE DEADLIEST ATTACK IN DECADES


One of the strikes, on July 30, killed Ali Jabal, a Shabab commander who led forces and conducted attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere in Somalia... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 21736

HUGE BLAST ROCKS SOMALIAS CAPITAL; POLICE SAY 20 KILLED


A man runs through the scene of a massive explosion in front of Safari Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, Oct. 1, 2017... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 68

BLAST ROCKS SOMALIA'S CAPITAL; POLICE SAY DEATH TOLL RISES TO 20


The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab recently stepped up attacks on army bases across south and central Somalia... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 34

Trending News Headlines : African Union

SOUTH AFRICA'S LONG WALK TO DECLINE


Omar al-Bashir who has tormented Sudan for 26 years was an honoured guest of Mr Zuma at an African Union summit in Johannesburg... READ MORE

19th June, 2015 7782

THE GAMBIA OPPOSITION WARNS YAHYA JAMMEH TO STEP ASIDE


Gambia closes two private radio stations amid crisis Jammeh railed against the West African regional bloc ECOWAS that has urged him to step down... READ MORE

3rd January, 2017 5811

HOW WILL DONALD TRUMP DEAL WITH AFRICA?


As a businessman Trump will want something in return and it's unlikely he will get his sort of returns on investment from most African countries... READ MORE

16th November, 2016 4618

OBAMA SAYS I COULD WIN 3RD TERM AS PRESIDENT


Nobody should be president for life Mr. Obama declared in a speech at the African Union the continent's umbrella organization... READ MORE

28th July, 2015 4405

SOUTH AFRICA TO QUIT INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT


The document was dated October 19, and signed by Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South Africa's minister of international relations and cooperation... READ MORE

21st October, 2016 3614

AU TO CEASE RECOGNISING JAMMEH AS GAMBIA'S PRESIDENT


Jammeh, whose authoritarian rule began with a 1994 coup, lost the December 1 election to Adama Barrow by a slim margin... READ MORE

13th January, 2017 2838

CHAD'S MOUSSA FAKI MAHAMAT NAMED AU COMMISSION CHAIR


After seven rounds of voting, the Chadian foreign affairs minister defeated favourites Amina Mohamed of Kenya and Senegal's Abdoulaye Bathily... READ MORE

31st January, 2017 2386

ANALYSIS | ETHIOPIA'S CANDIDATE FOR THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DOESN'T LIKE MENTIONING A CERTAIN DISEASE


Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is a candidate for director general of the World Health Organization... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 2360

FOR OBAMA PERSONAL AND PRESIDENTIAL INTERSECT IN KENYA


Two advocacy groups, Haki Africa and Muslims for Human Rights, or Muhuri, were placed on a list of entities suspected of ties to the Shabab... READ MORE

25th July, 2015 2299

SOUTH AFRICAN MERCENARIES FIGHT AGAINST BOKO HARAM


They're relics of apartheid, Jakkie Cilliers, executive director of the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, said of the South African mercenaries in Nigeria... READ MORE

12th March, 2015 2173

SOUTH AFRICAN COURT SAID TO BLOCK SUDAN LEADERS DEPARTURE


The International Criminal Court in The Hague had called on South Africa to arrest Mr... READ MORE

14th June, 2015 1987

AU TROOPS KILLED IN AL-SHABAB ATTACK


Somalia african union troops killed in al-shabab attack... READ MORE

26th December, 2014 1883

CALLS FOR CALM AHEAD OF ANTI-MIGRANT PRETORIA RALLY


Gigaba said that South African authorities were in talks with organisers of Friday's march, and that the police would ensure there was no violence... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 1801

SOUTH AFRICA 'TO WITHDRAW FROM WAR CRIMES COURT'


South Africa has formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court ICC, accusing it of bias against Africa, media say... READ MORE

21st October, 2016 1772

OBAMA IN ETHIOPIA PLANS TO ADDRESS SOUTH SUDAN CONFLICT


ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia For President Obama the birth of South Sudan four years ago was the capstone of his Africa policy... READ MORE

27th July, 2015 1770

SOUTH AFRICA HIGH COURT SAYS ALLOWING BASHIR TO LEAVE VIOLATED CONSTITUTION


Bashir, who had been in South Africa to attend an African Union meeting with other African leaders, was already halfway to Khartoum, Sudan's capital... READ MORE

15th June, 2015 1718

KENYAN CLOSURE OF DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP BLOCKED BY HIGH COURT


The High Court in Kenya has blocked the government's bid to close the largest refugee camp in the world... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 1674

CAR BOMB BLAST KILLS SOLDIERS NEAR SOMALI PARLIAMENT


Al-Shabab claims responsibility for suicide car bomb attack targeting army convoy in the capital Mogadishu... READ MORE

5th November, 2016 1651

AFRICAN EXODUS FROM ICC MUST BE STOPPED, SAYS KOFI ANNAN


African exodus from ICC must be stopped, says Kofi Annan... READ MORE

18th November, 2016 1548

SOMALI BOMB EXPLODES NEAR UN CONVOY


Al-Shabab, linked to al-Qaeda, has often carried out attacks in Somalia and neighbouring Kenya... READ MORE

3rd December, 2014 1371

OBAMA ON CHINAS TURF PRESENTS US AS A BETTER PARTNER FOR AFRICA


China has far outpaced the United States in economic interaction with Africa since Mr. Obama took office... READ MORE

29th July, 2015 1349

SOUTH AFRICAN JUDGE BLOCKS ATTEMPT TO WITHDRAW FROM ICC


A South African judge has blocked the country's planned withdrawal from the international criminal court ICC, saying the move is unconstitutional without prior parliamentary approval... READ MORE

22nd February, 2017 1320

ISRAEL-AFRICA SUMMIT CANCELLED AS TOGO UNREST CONTINUES


And there was a rejection from some members of the African Union of Israel's participation in light of their continued occupation of Palestinians... READ MORE

12th September, 2017 1291

AFRICA SETS UP $28.5M CRISIS FUND


Of the West African countries hit by the 11-month outbreak, Liberia has seen the most deaths... READ MORE

9th November, 2014 1276

AFRICA URGED TO ACT OVER BOKO HARAM


Boko Haram seized the north-eastern Nigerian town of Monguno on Sunday, raising further doubts about whether elections could be held across the country on 14 February... READ MORE

26th January, 2015 1232

CAR BOMB TARGETS RESTAURANT IN SOMALIA'S MOGADISHU


Heavy gunfire followed the attack claimed by the armed group al-Shabab... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 1226

REGIONAL AFRICAN POWERS REJECT FOREIGN INTERVENTION IN LIBYA


Saturday's meeting was attended by the foreign ministers of Egypt, Chad, Niger, Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia... READ MORE

22nd January, 2017 1197

OBAMA TO PRESS AFRICAN LEADERS ON RIGHTS AND CORRUPTION


President Obama said the US would continue to co-operate with Kenya and other East African nations to counter the threats from Islamist extremists groups... READ MORE

24th July, 2015 1172

BURKINA FASO ARMY TOLD TO HAND OVER POWER


Col Zida told diplomats and journalists in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, that the military had no plan to usurp power... READ MORE

4th November, 2014 1160

MILITANTS KILL AT LEAST 10 AT POPULAR HOTEL IN SOMALIA


Several Shabab fighters then scrambled into the hotel, shooting guests... READ MORE

1st November, 2015 1152


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