Tag Archives: African Union

30Jan/17

Chad’s foreign minister secures top post at African Union

African Union leaders choose Chad’s candidate, Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat, to chair the 54-nation body.

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30Jan/17

U.S. travel ban heralds “turbulent times” for Africa, says AU chief

African Union head says U.S. travel ban on seven muslim-majority countries including three in Africa heralds turbulent times for the continent.

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10Dec/16

African Union holds historic first ever debate for chairperson candidates

The first ever public debate is held in Ethiopia between the candidates for chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission.

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19Jul/16

South Sudan conflict tops agenda at African Union summit

The 27th ordinary session of Africa’s Assembly of Heads of State and Government kicks off in Kigali, Rwanda with renewed fighting in South Sudan dominating the agenda.

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13Jan/16
Splendour Joe Abisoye a 9-year-old Nigerian writer

Quotable African quotes of 2015

From a 9-year-old published author in Nigeria to an activist spreading the word on why gender violence must stop, there were several memorable African voices this year.

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26Jul/15

US President Obama arrives in Ethiopia

US president Barack Obama arrives in Ethiopia for a two-day visit, where he is expected to discuss regional security and address the African Union.

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25Jun/15

South Africa to review ICC membership

South Africa says it is considering withdrawing its membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC), after a dispute over the country’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

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14Jun/15

Bashir to leave South Africa , as planned, at the end of the AU summit -Sudan FM

Sudanese Foreign Minister says President Bashir is in South Africa to attend AU summit and will leave as scheduled despite South African court order preventing him from leaving.

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