Seven years ago African leaders committed themselves to working towards an end to armed conflict. As they marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the African Union they swore to ensure lasting peace on the continent.
African Heads of State and Government are meeting today in their capacity as the Union’s Assembly Union, under the 2020 theme: SilencingtheGuns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development.
International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor says that resolving the conflict in Libya will take priority at the African Union Heads of State Summit taking place this weekend in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The African Union’s High Level Committee on Libya has expressed concern at “outside interference” in the besieged country and proposed the creation of a special joint UN and AU envoy.
The African Diaspora Forum (ADF) wants the African Union reconfigured and more power given to its secretariat. The organisation made the call as Africa celebrates Africa Month, which marks the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will take over the helm of the African Union in 2020.
African Union peacekeepers did not help in the arrest of a former al Shabaab leader that led to clashes in which 11 people were killed.
The African Union on Friday said an internal investigation had found sexual harassment to be “prevalent” within the organisation. The admission comes after a committee was established in May to investigate anonymous allegations.
Islamist insurgents battled for hours on Sunday with African Union troops after exploding a car bomb outside their base, Somali police, military and the militants said. Al Shabaab militants attacked the African Union (AU) peacekeepers’ base in the town Bulamarer, 130 kilometres southwest of the capital Mogadishu, around 9 a.m. local time, residents from the […]
Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies and his deputy, Bulelani Magwanishe are expected to attend the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday.