Africa World 

Why an Israeli diplomat was escorted from AU summit

African Union officials have been explaining why an Israeli diplomat was escorted from the African Union heads of state summit on Saturday. Sharon Bar-li, an Isreali diplomat was seen being escorted from the summit auditorium, sparking divergent reactions on social media. Video circulating online shows her being walked out of the meeting in Ethiopia by a security guard. After a short… Read More
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Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso seek re-entry into AU

Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso are seeking re-entry into the African Union. The foreign affairs ministers of these countries are in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, to lobby to be let back into the AU as this week’s summit opens. All three countries were suspended from the African Union and the regional grouping Ecowas following military coups. Mali’s foreign ministry said… Read More
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Ethiopia: New date set for Tigray peace talks in South Africa

– – Ethiopian government officials have said that a new date has been set by the African Union (AU) for the start of peace talks to resolve the Tigray conflict. The talks will now take place on Monday October 24 in South Africa, according to the Ethiopian government. Redwan Hussein, the Ethiopian prime minister’s national security adviser, confirmed that the… Read More
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AU chairman calls for lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe

– – The African Union chairman and president of Senegal President Macky Sall has called for the lifting of sanctions placed on Zimbabwe. Mr. Sall told the 77th UN General Assembly in New York that current sanctions against Zimbabwe were destructive and aggravating the suffering of citizens. For over two decades Zimbabwe has struggled to rebuild its economy and sanctions… Read More
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Omicron: AU, UN criticize travel restrictions on African countries

– – The African Union and United Nations have strongly criticized travel restrictions placed on several Southern African countries following the confirmation of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that the restrictions could lead to “travel apartheid”, describing them as “deeply unfair, punitive and ineffective” in stopping the spread of the variant. He said… Read More
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African Union welcomes Libyan interim unity government

– – The African Union has welcomed the setting up of a Libyan interim unity government which is expected to oversee elections in December this year. Delegates at a UN-led forum voted for a three-member presidential council as well as a prime minister. Mohamed Younes Menfi, a former ambassador to Greece, will be the head of the presidency council. Abdul… Read More
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The African Continental Free Trade Area is now operational

– – The much anticipated African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has become operational effective January 1, 2021 after months of delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Officials of the secretariat in-charge of executing the trade zone had promised the deal will be operational on July 1, 2020. But when the Covid-19 hit hard, it affected plans and forced the… Read More
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AU, Ecowas condemned for keeping mute on crisis in Nigeria

– – The African Union and West African regional bloc Ecowas have been condemned widely by many Africans for keeping silent on ongoing violence in Nigeria. Protesters in Nigeria have been demanding at end to police brutalities forcing the government to disband the notorious police unit called the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). The government then replaced the disbanded unit… Read More
Africa World 

Outrage over the sacking of AU Ambassador Chihombori-Quao

Many Africans in the Diaspora have been angered by the sacking of the African Union (AU) Permanent Ambassador in the United States. Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao appointed to the position in December 2016 and has been able to galvanize the support of peoples of African Descent in the U.S and beyond. Chihombori-Quao is very outspoken and has become a leading voice for… Read More
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AU lifts suspension on Sudan after transitional government deal

The African Union (AU) has now lifted its suspension of Sudan’s membership after a transitional government was put in place. The new government brings an end to months of violence and chaos following the toppling of former leader, Omar al-Bashir. The AU suspended Sudan for three months after the military initially refused to hand over power to a civilian regime… Read More