Africa Russia World 

AU condemns reported ill treatment of Africans trying to leave Ukraine

– – The current Chair of the African Union and President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, have condemned reported ill treatment of Africans trying to flee the conflict in Ukraine. The AU said its leaders have been “following closely the developments in Ukraine and are particularly disturbed… Read More
Africa Senegal World 

35th African Union summit opens in Addis Ababa

– – The 35th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and government opened on Saturday in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Last year’s summit was held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic but this year’s event has brought together the African leaders for an in-person event. The 55-member union is holding this summit for the next two… Read More
Africa Senegal World 

35th African Union summit opens in Addis Ababa

– – The 35th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and government opened on Saturday in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Last year’s summit was held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic but this year’s event has brought together the African leaders for an in-person event. The 55-member union is holding this summit for the next two… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

African Union, Ecowas condemn attempted coup in Guinea-Bissau

– – The African Union and the West African regional bloc, ECOWAS have all condemned what they called an attempted coup in Guinea-Bissau. Gunfire was heard near a ministerial building in Guinea-Bissau where President Umaro Sissoco Embaló and Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam were having a meeting on Tuesday. At least one police officer was killed in the gunfire in… Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

APRM and AU’s Peace and Security Council hold first joint meeting

– – Members of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and the African Union’s Peace and Security Council are holding their first joint retreat in Durban, South Africa. The meeting is affording the two organizations the opportunity to discuss ways of better collaborating in identifying early warning signs of conflicts in Africa and devising the best way of tackling them.… Read More
Africa Featured West Africa World 

KAIPTC and AU hold workshop to promote women peace agenda

– – The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the African Union Commission have organized a training of trainers workshop to promote the Women Peace and Security(WPS) agenda in Africa. The workshop focused on the need to use the Continental Results Framework (CRF) to monitor and report on the WPS agenda. It brought together actors from some member… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for Somali blast

– – Militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s explosion outside a school in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. The explosion killed at least eight people, including school children as emergency workers continue search for more victims. 17 others are reported to have been wounded, according to police spokesman Abdifatah Adam Hassan. “We counted eight dead people and 17 others including… Read More
Africa Business Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

AU Commission calls for removal of sanctions on Zimbabwe

– – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has called for the removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. In a statement Mr. Mahamat said he was “concerned by the negative impact of continued sanctions against the Republic of Zimbabwe to the country’s socio-economic development and recovery efforts.” Zimbabweans led by their president, Emmerson Mnangagwa in 2019… Read More
Africa World 

Accountability Music Awards opens nominations for 2021

– – Nominations have officially opened for the 2021 Accountability Music Awards (AMAs). The 2021 AMAs are a collaboration between Accountability Lab, the ONE Campaign and the African Union to honour African musicians whose music calls out the vice of corruption or advocates for good governance through the fight against corruption. By providing a platform for conscious musicians, the AMAs… Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

African Union calls for peace in South Africa amid deadly unrest

– – Firefighters are also cleaning up the mess, helped by local residents wielding brooms. Police have also arrested hundreds of people for the violent unrest as the military makes efforts to bring the rioting under control. South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa met with leaders of political parties on Wednesday to discuss ways to address the unrest. “President Ramaphosa welcomed… Read More