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African Union: Supranational union
The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of 55 member states located on the continent of Africa. The AU was announced in the Sirte Declaration in Sirte, Libya on 9 September 1999, calling for the establishment of the African Union. The bloc was founded on 26 May 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and launched on 9 July 2002 in Durban, South Africa. The intention of the AU was to replace the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa by 32 signatory governments; the OAU was disbanded on 9 July 2002. The most important decisions of the AU are made by the Assembly of the African Union, a semi-annual meeting of the heads of state and government of its member states. The AU's secretariat, the African Union Commission, is based in Addis Ababa. The largest city in the AU is Lagos, Nigeria while the largest urban agglomeration is Cairo, Egypt.

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African Union urges Britain to cede Chagos Islands, end 'colonial' rule

The African Union on Friday called on Britain to withdraw from the Chagos Islands and end its "continued colonial administration" there after a U.N. deadline for it to do so expired.
Reuters - Published

Rwanda opens doors to refugees

Rwanda is taking in refugees and asylum-seekers under an emergency programme agreed with the African Union and the UN. The asylum-seekers, many of whom are from Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia,..
France 24 - Published

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At least 90 killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast [Video]At least 90 killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast

An explosion at a bustling checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday (December 28) killed at least 90 people and wounded dozens, an ambulance service official said, the latest in a string..

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AU calls for lifting of economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe

au calls for lifting of economic sanctions imposed on zimbabwe
ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has called for the immediate removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. According to an AU..
WorldNews - Published

Regionalism, security, and development

regionalism, security, and development
Good morning! It is always a joy to be in Ouagadougou. Each time I am here, I’m struck by the warmth and friendliness of the people. I find in most Burkinabe the warmth and conviviality of the..
WorldNews - Published

China, AU pledge to build closer community of shared future

china, au pledge to build closer community of shared future
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat pledged on Tuesday to work together to build a closer community of shared future..
WorldNews - Published

Pik pgs Nigeria, Xenophobia and Ramaphosa’s apology

pik pgs nigeria, xenophobia and ramaphosa’s apology
Tuesday by Reuben Abati We are told that South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa apologised on Saturday for the xenophobic attacks against foreigners living in South Africa, particularly persons..
WorldNews - Published

UNHCR hails African action for refugee evacuation from Libya

unhcr hails african action for refugee evacuation from libya
GENEVA, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Filippo Grandi, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR), on Friday welcomed this week's agreement with the African Union (AU) and Rwanda to set up a..
WorldNews - Published

African refugees held in Libya to be evacuated to Rwanda: U.N.

African refugees being held in squalid conditions in detention in Libya will be evacuated to Rwanda under an agreement reached with Kigali and the African Union, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on..
Reuters - Published

African Union lifts Sudan suspension after transitional government appointed

The African Union (AU) on Friday lifted its suspension of Sudan's membership in the bloc, ending a three-month freeze that had been in place pending the installation of a civilian government after the..
Reuters - Published

Ramaphosa blasts ‘unacceptable’ anti-foreigner violence in South Africa

Five people have been killed in a surge of xenophobic violence in South Africa, police said on Tuesday, as President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to clamp down and the African Union, Nigeria and Zambia..
France 24 - Published

Sudan urges UNSC to withdraw all peacekeepers by June 2020; African Union says region 'remains volatile'

Sudan urged the UNSC to lift its suspension of troop withdrawals and ensure all peacekeepers leave Darfur by June 2020, but the African Union said overall security in the vast western region 'remains..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •France 24

After Sudan's power-sharing deal, can the military be trusted?

FRANCE 24 spoke to Mohamed El Hacen Lebatt, African Union (AU) mediator for Sudan, on the August 4 power-sharing deal between the military and the country’s protest leaders following seven months of..
France 24 - Published

Hard-won Sudan deal averts potential disaster

hard-won sudan deal averts potential disaster
KHARTOUM - A hard-won deal between Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders has averted a slide into chaos or even civil war but many questions remain about its implementation, analysts say. Under..
WorldNews - Published

African Union envoy: Sudanese finalize power-sharing deal

african union envoy: sudanese finalize power-sharing deal
The African Union envoy to Sudan said Saturday the pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council have finalized a power-sharing agreement. Mohammed el-Hassan Lebatt said the two sides have..
WorldNews - Published

Sudanese factions agree plan to pave way for transitional government

Sudan's military council and the main opposition coalition have reached an agreement to usher in a new period of transitional government, African Union mediator for Sudan Mohamed Hassan Lebatt told a..
Reuters - Published

Sudan's military council and main opposition coalition agree to a constitutional declaration

Sudan's military council and its main opposition coalition have agreed on a constitutional declaration to usher in a new period of transitional government, an African Union mediator told a news..
France 24 - Published

AU mediator urges prompt trial for killers of Sudanese school children

The African Union's mediator for Sudan called on Wednesday for a speedy trial for those responsible for killing school children at a protest in the city of El-Obeid.
Reuters - Published

Nigeria signs African free trade area agreement

The African Union estimates that the agreement could boost intra-African trade by 60% by 2022.
BBC News - Published

Leaders sign landmark trade deal at African Union summit

African leaders met Sunday in Niger for the African Union (AU) summit, to sign a landmark free-trade agreement and address looming security and migration crises on the continent.
France 24 - Published

African Union summit: Continent leaders to meet and sign landmark free trade agreement, discuss looming migration crisis

African leaders will meet on Sunday in Niger for the African Union (AU) summit, to sign a landmark free trade agreement and to discuss looming security and migration crises on the continent. Nigeria's..
Firstpost - Published

Sudan protesters, generals resume talks over civilian rule

sudan protesters, generals resume talks over civilian rule
Sudan's protest leaders and ruling generals resumed talks Wednesday over forming a new governing body, the first such negotiations since a deadly crackdown on demonstrators last month. The dialogue..
WorldNews - Published

Sudan protest leaders agree to talks with ruling generals

sudan protest leaders agree to talks with ruling generals
KHARTOUM - Sudan's protest leaders Wednesday agreed to hold direct talks with the ruling generals after African Union and Ethiopian mediators urged the two sides to resume stalled negotiations about a..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24

U.N.'s Bachelet says Sudan protests biggest yet, time for transition

Sudanese authorities must ensure a swift transition to a civilian government, as desired by large segments of the population and the African Union, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a..
Reuters - Published

U.N.'s Bachelet calls for swift transition to civilian government in Sudan

Sudanese authorities must ensure a swift transition to a civilian government, as desired by large segments of the population and the African Union, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a..
Reuters - Published

Sudan's military council studies African Union, Ethiopia's proposal

Sudan's ruling military council said on Friday a proposal submitted by the African Union (AU) and Ethiopia received on June 27 is suitable for the resumption of talks with the opposition on a..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopian, African Union mediation needs to be unified: Sudan military council

Sudan's military council said on Sunday that Ethiopia and the African Union need to unify their efforts to mediate between the council and an opposition coalition on the structure of the country's..
Reuters - Published

India gives $15 million to Niger for African Union summit in July


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India provides assistance of over Rs 100 crore to Niger for African Union summit

The summit will take place on July 7-9 2019 in Niger capital Niamey.
DNA - Published

Sudan suspension, African Union’s bold move against Arab strongmen

The African Union’s suspension of Sudan over a paramilitary massacre of civilians this week has been welcomed by the international community. But can the bloc succeed in delivering African solutions..
France 24 - Published

African bloc suspends Sudan demanding end to military rule

The African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan until there was civilian rule, intensifying global pressure on its new military leaders to stand down after the worst violence since Omar al-Bashir's..
Reuters - Published

Sudan: Remove Rapid Support Forces from Khartoum streets immediately

sudan: remove rapid support forces from khartoum streets immediately
Following the suspension of Sudan from the African Union after the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led the horrific slaughter of more than 100 peaceful protestors over the past three days, Amnesty..
WorldNews - Published

African Union suspends Sudan until civilian government established

The African Union said on Thursday it had suspended Sudan until a civilian government was formed, intensifying international pressure on the country’s new military rulers to give up power.
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Sudan crisis: African Union membership suspended

sudan crisis: african union membership suspended
Sudan has seen a violent crackdown against protesters, which the opposition says killed 108 people.
BBC News - Published

African Union suspends Sudan

african union suspends sudan
Addis Ababa: The African Union on Thursday suspended Sudan, demanding a civilian-led transition authority to resolve the crisis which has claimed over 100 lives. “The AU Peace and Security Council..
WorldNews - Published

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