African Union

Morocco rejoins the African Union after 33 years

Morocco rejoins the AU after a 33-year absence, despite resistance from member states over the status of Western Sahara.

Morocco rejoins the African Union after 33 years

Politics

Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat named AU Commission chair

Chadian diplomat elected as the new AU Commission chairperson after seven rounds of voting in Addis Adaba.

Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat named AU Commission chair

African Union

African heads of state gather to elect new AU leader

Leaders convene on Addis Ababa to choose one of five candidates in the running to lead 54-member bloc.

African Union

Leaders gather to elect AU chair, re-examine key issues

Five candidates are competing for Chairperson of the AU, succeeding South African politician Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Leaders gather to elect AU chair, re-examine key issues

Africa

African Union Commission: Who will be the next chair?

Electing the next new chair for the AU Commission, what type of leader is required to take the continent forward?

African Union Commission: Who will be the next chair?

War & Conflict

Dozens killed in Central African Republic massacre

The incident that took place in a village in the central part of the CAR marks the worst bloodshed in recent months.

Dozens killed in Central African Republic massacre

Human Rights

African Union peacekeepers accused of executions in CAR

Bodies of 12 people, including a pregnant woman, found more than a year after their disappearance in Boali town.

Africa

Morocco asks to rejoin the African Union after 32 years

More than three decades after leaving in row over membership of Western Sahara, Morocco wants to return to bloc.

Morocco asks to rejoin the African Union after 32 years

Politics

South Sudan conflict tops African summit agenda

Fresh fighting in South Sudan's capital has killed hundreds of people and forced thousands to flee their homes.

Security

Zuma: African Union to send monitors to Burundi

South African leader says Burundi agreed to allow pan-African body to send human rights and military monitors.

Zuma: African Union to send monitors to Burundi

War & Conflict

African Union will not send troops to battered Burundi

Pan-African body will not send troops to crisis-hit country after government said any such force would be an invasion.

African Union decides against peacekeepers for Burundi

War & Conflict

Deploying AU without Burundi's consent 'unimaginable'

AU official says no possibility of sending in troops without the approval of the Burundian government.

Deploying AU without Burundi's consent 'unimaginable'

Burundi

Burundi defiant ahead of AU vote on peacekeeping force

Violence-hit nation says it has backing of other countries to reject what it sees as a potential "invasion force".

Burundi crisis: AU to vote on peacekeeping mission

Opinion

Only mediation can stop the violence in Burundi

The African Union's decision on the use of troops is not a panacea for the crisis in the country.

Solomon Dersso

by Solomon Dersso

Solomon Dersso

War & Conflict

Rights group seeks AU probe into Somalia wedding deaths

Human Rights Watch demands independent investigation after claims that African Union troops killed six wedding guests.

Rights group seeks AU probe into Somalia wedding deaths