African Union

Russia’s Cooperation Agreement with African Union. Economic and Geopolitical Implications

On November 16, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held diplomatic talks with his counterpart, Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, who paid a working visit to Moscow, Russia. The talks, intended to strengthen political dialogue, also focused on…

“A Moral Catastrophe”: Africa CDC Head Says Lack of Vaccines for the Continent Will Imperil World

Countries across the African continent are facing a second COVID-19 outbreak, linked to a variant first found in South Africa that has been detected in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Comoros and Zambia and more than 20 non-African countries so far. There…

African Women Stress the Need for a Horn of Africa Peace Initiative

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.”…

U.S. Recognizes Morocco’s Occupation of Western Sahara in Latest Betrayal of Sahrawi People

We continue to examine the U.S.-brokered deal between Morocco and Israel to normalize relations. As part of the deal, the U.S. will become the first country in the world to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, which Morocco has occupied…

The African Union welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN

Addis Ababa, 7 October 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the awarding of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). He congratulates ICAN, and expresses…

New report shows way out of persistent conflict in Africa

By Devendra Kamarajan for In Depth News. For quite some time, Africa has been hosting at least three-quarters of the world’s UN Peacekeepers which South African President Thabo Mbeki and Algerian UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi bemoan as “a sad fact”.…

Africa, Resolved to Address African Problems With African Solutions

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ISTANBUL, Turkey , May 22 2016 (IPS) – The African Union (AU) representing 54 countries and home to 1,2 billion inhabitants, will be in Istanbul to participate in the May 23-24, 2016, first-ever World…

Africa Focuses on Women Rights, Reaffirms Solidarity with Sahrawi People in Struggle for Self Determination

Human Wrongs Watch The African Union (AU) will hold it 26th Summit from 21st to the 31st January 2016, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the Summit is: “2016: African Year of Human Rights with particular…

Former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré’s July trial by African Union

What former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré’s July trial in Senegal means for his victims by Jacqueline Moudeina Read this article in [ Bangla ( Bangladesh)] [ Bahasa ( Indonesia)] [Nepalis ( Nepal) ] [ Sinhala ( Sri Lanka) ] On…

Equatorial Guinea: African Union Discusses Creation of African Monetary Fund

Malabo, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A project to create an African Monetary Fund is among the proposals being presented by regional leaders attending the 23rd Summit of the African Union (AU), which concludes its sessions in Equatorial Guinea”s capital today.…