The African Union Chairperson for 2017 will be announced on Monday.
The fighting that erupted in July in Juba South Sudan has reversed all the gains that have been made and now the country is back to square one.
Thabo Mbeki says after a marathon of discussions the government of President Omar al-Bashir and the opposition groups have agreed in principle to constitute an interim government.
President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Ethiopia for the 28th African Union (AU) ordinary session of the assembly of heads of state and government.
African Union mediator in the Sudanese conflict Thabo Mbeki has expressed optimism about the peace process in the troubled country.
Heads of state and government have started arriving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the African Union Summit.
Al Shabaab said its fighters killed dozens of Kenyan troops when the Islamist group attacked a remote military base in Somalia on Friday.
Member countries to the African Union will be paying a 0.2% levy on eligible imports as a way to finance the organisation.
Hunger, malnutrition and death threaten 6.5 million children in the impoverished dry lands of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya due to back-to-back droughts.
Cameroon's Camrail bears "total and entire responsibility" for a passenger train accident that killed at least 79 people in 2017.
Thousands of people lined the streets of Gambia's capital Banjul on Thursday to welcome home new President Adama Barrow days after authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh fled into exile .
The time has come for the African governments to address the alienation of young people which fuels frustrations and create a sense of helplessness, says the AU’s Dr Aisha Abdullahi.
A Kenyan labour court has given the country's doctors' union five days to call off its on-going strike by medics in the public health sector.
Gambian President Adama Barrow, who was inaugurated in neighbouring Senegal as mediators engineered an exit deal for predecessor Yahya Jammeh, is to return to Gambia on Thursday.
The outgoing chair of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has called on African leaders to stay determined and take charge of their destiny and unity.
Islamist militants rammed a car bomb into the gate of a hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and stormed inside, killing at least 15 people, government officials said.
Equatorial Guinea has confirmed that it is hosting ousted Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh.
SA’s decision not to avail outgoing African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to serve for a second term has been described as a missed opportunity.
Femi Kuti has urged his fellow celebrities and their fans to pressure the government to do more to help millions of people struggling to survive in Boko Haram-hit north-east Nigeria.
Dr Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma is stepping down as the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, after four and a half years.
Commentators are doubtful that former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh will ever return to his country, despite a joint statement that Jammeh will only be leaving the country temporarily.
Youth empowerment and food security on the African continent are at the centre of discussions at the economic development conference underway at Alexandria in the Eastern Cape.
The Southern African Development Community Oversight Committee mandated to be an early warning mechanism for instability in Lesotho is on its second mission in the mountain kingdom this week.
Gambians celebrated in the streets on Sunday after a West African regional military force entered the capital city of Banjul and took control of the presidential palace.
Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh on Saturday flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost a December election.
Gambian refugees are not ready to go home yet despite Yahya Jammeh's concession to step down.
The party of former Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru, Zimbabwe People First, is standing in an electoral contest for the first time on Saturday.
South Africa has welcomed former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh's decision to step down without a fight.
Gambia's long time ruler Yahya Jammeh, who refused to accept his election defeat last month, has agreed to go into exile, a senior adviser to new President Adama Barrow said on Friday.
Kenya has started a digital skills training programme to enable 1 million young people to secure freelance online work in the next year.