Africa East Africa World 

Ethiopia: Tigray conflict factions agree to ceasefire

– – Factions in the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray have agreed to ceasefire, according to mediators. On Wednesday in the South African capital Pretoria, the agreement was signed which is expected to allow humanitarian supplies to Tigray to be restored. African Union mediator Olusegun Obasanjo, who welcomed delegates from the government and the Tigray forces to the… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Ethiopia: AU condemned over delayed Tigrayan peace talks

– – Some political parties in the rebel-held Tigray region of Ethiopia have condemned the African Union mediation efforts aimed at ending the conflict in the region. Last weekend the African Union was expected to mediate talks in South Africa. This time, the AU special envoy and former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, with the support of former Kenyan President Uhuru… Read More
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