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Contradicting the AMISOM claims, al-Shabab's military operations spokesperson Abdiaziz Abu Mus'ab told Al Jazeera on Sunday that the group lost only 14 fighters and killed dozens of African Union soldiers. "The Mujahideen fighters entered the crusaders' base and killed at least 59 of them. Our fighters ...
A Somali military officer says heavily armed extremist fighters have launched an attack on an African Union military base in southern Somalia. April 1, 2018, at 9:17 a.m.. April 1, 2018, at 9:17 a.m.. U.S. News & World Report. Extremists Attack African Union Base in Southern Somalia. More. MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A ...

Addis Ababa, 20 March 2018: The Head of the African Union Election Observation Mission to Sierra Leone, H.E. Kgalema Motlanthe recalls the interim statement that AUEOM issued immediately after the General Election of 7 March 2018. In that statement the AUEOM congratulated all political stakeholders ...
African leaders are poised to sign a deal that would unite the 55 member countries of the African Union in tariff-free trade across the continent. According to the African Union, this would consolidate a market of 1.2 billion people, and a gross domestic product of $2.5 trillion. But, Nigerian President ...
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will not attend the African Union summit in Rwanda this week, an official statement said Sunday, in a blow to plans to launch a major free trade treaty across 54 countries. The meeting in Kigali is intended to formally launch the African Continental Free Trade Area ...
At the invitation of the Government and National Elections Commission of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, has approved the deployment of a Short-Term Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to Egypt to observe ...

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) - Africa's leaders will gather in Rwanda on Wednesday (March 21) to launch what they say will be the world's largest free trade area but Nigeria has already pulled out, highlighting the challenge in getting the continent to sign up. Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area ...
African Union (AU) Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has offered his services to the government of Ethiopia amid political upheaval in the country. After months of anti-government protests and security force action, the government earlier this year decided to release several political prisoners. Unrest ...
The International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) have signed their first practical arrangements for the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies for sustainable development in Africa. The arrangements, which cover four-years to 2022, provide a ...
On 7-9 March, the Political and Security Committee of the European Union (EU PSC) travelled to the Central African Republic (CAR) for a joint field visit with the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU PSC). The two PSCs met with the President and the cabinet of ministers of CAR, with the ...
Addis Ababa, 15 March 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, wishes to congratulate the people of Sierra Leone for peaceful, transparent and credible General Elections. The Chairperson has taken note of the peaceful atmosphere within which the 7 March 2018 ...
African Union (AU) Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has offered his services to the government of Ethiopia amid political upheaval in the country. After months of anti-government protests and security force action, the government earlier this year decided to release several political prisoners. Unrest ...
On 15 February 2018, the IAEA and the African Union Commission (AUC) concluded Practical Arrangements for the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies for sustainable development in Africa. AUC Chairperson H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat and IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano signed ...
Under the gaze of dozens of African heads of state, Rwanda's President Paul Kagame strode up to the main podium of the Nelson Mandela Plenary Hall in the African Union (AU)'s headquarters in Addis Ababa. After shaking hands with the body's most senior officials, Kagame settled into his first speech as ...
U.S Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has commended members of African Union, AU for cooperating to fight corruption in the continent. Tillerson who is on a week's tour of Africa gave the commendation when he met with the AU Commission Chairperson, Moussa Mahamat in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
African Union leader says Trump 'sh*thole' comments don't matter but we beg to differ ... According to Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairman of the African Union commission, the President smoothed over insults he infamously made toward the African nations calling them s—hole countries—just in time for ...
ADDIS ABABA, March 9. /TASS/. Russia intends to expand ties with the African Union in all areas and is ready to establish even more instruments for cooperation, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following the meeting with the Chairperson of the Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on ...

JOHANNESBURG - Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies and his deputy, Bulelani Magwanishe are expected to attend the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday. Davies and Magwanishe arrived on Thursday night, the department of trade and industry (dti) said.
"I believe that this incident is of the past," African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki said at a news conference with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The two were questioned repeatedly by U.S. and international media about the January incident, in which Trump referred in a private ...
African Union Commission chair says he considers Trump's slur about Africa to be an incident "of the past," Tillerson urges more freedom in Ethiopia. ... "I believe that this incident is of the past," African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki said at a news conference with visiting U.S. Secretary of State ...
... 'In The Past'. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and AU commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat discussed security and counter-terrorism, trade and development, corruption and conflict in an hour-long meeting at the continental body's headquarters in the Ethiopian capital. AFP. Updated:March 8, 2018, 4:52 PM IST.
Earlier this year, Le Monde reported (in French) that confidential data on the IT network of the Chinese-built African Union headquarters in Ethiopia was being siphoned off to Shanghai every night between 2012 and 2017. Despite denials from China and the African Union, the alleged espionage is worth ...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The chairman of the African Union Commission says he considers President Donald Trump's slur about Africa to be an incident “of the past.” Chairman Moussa Faki and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were questioned during a news conference in Addis Ababa about ...
The African Union Commission (AUC) has endorsed the 30th edition of the African Public Relations Association Conference (APRA), titled APRA Botswana 2018. African Union Commission endorses 30th edition of APRA. The deputy chairperson, HE Kwesi Quartey, accepted APRA's invitation ...
Addis Ababa, 5th March, 2018 – The Special Envoy of the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson H.E. Amira El-Fadil, AUC Commissioner for Social Affairs on 5th March 2018, briefed the African Union and European Union Member States about the situation of the stranded African migrants in Libya.
Over the past few days, Shabaab, al Qaeda's branch in Somalia and East Africa, has claimed several attacks on Somali and African Union troops across southern Somalia. The first attack was an attempted suicide bombing on a Somali military base near the town of Afgoye, just north of Mogadishu.
For a period of 5 years, China continued to spy on all electronic communications at the African Union's headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Chinese spy operation continued throughout this period without being detected until some network administrators at the AU's headquarters discovered it in ...
Though the box-office hit “Black Panther” has already made history as the highest grossing superhero film of all time, its magnetic story of a highly civilized, technologized African world is also making its making a huge impact upon members across the African Union. In launching the “African Diaspora ...
COSATU represents more than 2 million workers in South Africa. Attending a summit in Kigali, Rwanda, last week, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa did not immediately sign the African Union's proposed free trade agreement. The agreement posits a free trade area between its 55 member states.
Acknowledging these impacts, and driven by a desire to make progress towards the African Union's (AU) Agenda 2063, the Continental Education Strategy for Africa 2016-2025 (CESA 16-25) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many African countries have successfully implemented school ...
Officials from the five countries contributing to the African Union force in Somalia are in Uganda's capital, discussing plans to withdraw their troops by the end of 2020. The force known as AMISOM has been battling al-Shabab fighters for 10 years. It's now training local police forces to prepare them for the ...
The AU chairperson said the African Union Commission would send technical experts to work with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission at least a month before the vote to organize and conduct the elections. The opposition says Zimbabwe has not held free and fair elections in nearly two decades. Mugabe ...
The meeting came as the African Union Commissioner in charge of political affairs, Mrs Minata Samate Cessouna, met Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) officials and gave thumbs up to the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) being used for the forthcoming polls. President Mnangagwa briefed Mr Faki ...
The current Chair of the African Union, Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, began the session on a cheerful note by quoting the President of the African Development Bank's statement that the continent's GDP had grown by three per cent; that Liberia had elected footballer George Weah as their new ...
The African Union (AU) has deployed its election observers to Djibouti, for the legislative elections scheduled to take place on Friday in the Horn of African nation. The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Mahamat, has deployed the AU Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) led by Anicet-Georges ...
Our approach to malfunctioning institutions is not very practical. When things do not work, we do not repair or close them down. We rename them and hope for the best. Thus, in 2002 we renamed the OAU and it became the African Union (AU). Fifteen years since the birth of the AU and we still stumble upon ...
In the world of statehood, spying on your friends is nothing new; a lesson the African Union (AU) learned last year when it was discovered that China had been downloading sensitive files from the organization's main database for the past 5 years. The revelation, exposed by France's Le Monde, proved to ...
For a period of 5 years, China continued to spy on all electronic communications at the African Union's headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Chinese spy operation continued throughout this period without being detected until some network administrators at the AU's headquarters discovered it in ...
For a period of 5 years, China continued to spy on all electronic communications at the African Union's headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Chinese spy operation continued throughout this period without being detected until some network administrators at the AU's headquarters discovered it in ...
CAF and the African Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 14 July 2012 and in this context various actions have been carried out. It includes organisation of a match to raise funds at the height of the famine in the Horn of Africa region and various campaigns at CAF competitions on themes ...
The African Union Commission has endorsed the 30th edition of the African Public Relations Association Conference tagged 'APRA Botswana 2018'. A statement quoted the Deputy Chairperson, AUC, Kwesi Quartey, as saying this after accepting APRA's invitation to be the special guest at the conference ...
Luanda — Angola is celebrating on February 12th the 42nd anniversary since the country joined the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor of the African Union (AU,) reads a note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The source recalls that the country's admission happened at 26th Conference ...
Jakkie Cilliers, head of African Futures and Innovation at the Institute for Security Studies, describes this new approach as follows: 'Mbeki led the charge in making a deal with the West. Instead of imposing the Bretton Woods institutions upon Africa, Africa would assume ownership and self-regulate (through ...
“During his meeting with the African Group of Ambassadors, the Chairperson of the Commission briefed them on his mission, including the planned establishment of an African Union representational office in Beijing. The Chairperson also led an interactive discussion on the institutional reform of the African ...
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, speaks with Chairman of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat after a joint press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Chinese and African officials have lashed out at a recent report alleging Chinese ...
African leaders were very close to officially demanding US President Donald Trump publicly apologize for reportedly crude remarks about the continent and immigration, but backed off, reports say. The African Union drafted its response to the president at a summit this week. The draft warned that Trump's ...
Khartoum — The Technical Committee of the Cabinet's Government and Administration Sector, in a meeting which was chaired b the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Dr Omer Mohamed Salih , Tuesday, approved the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption.
China planted bugs to spy on discussions at the glittering African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa that it built five years ago, it has been claimed. The alleged hack was discovered when IT engineers investigated why the centre's computer servers reached a peak for data activity between midnight and ...
Welcome back from the African Union (AU) meeting in Addis Ababa, Madam Vice President of Zambia. Although we were informed that you went for a meeting to discuss corruption in Africa, we are informed that one of the other meetings you may have attended was one about a proposal for a self-financing ...


 

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