Africa

Libya, South Sudan high on agenda as AU summit starts

Ways to end violence in countries such as Libya and South Sudan high on agenda of African Union summit held in Ethiopia.

'Silencing the guns': AU leaders seek end to regional conflicts

Middle East

African Union: Leaders discuss Libya peace force

Leaders attended the 33rd African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Africa

Somalia security meeting: Delegates discuss AU troop withdrawal

Meeting to discuss security roadmap in the run-up to 2020 elections marred by two recent al-Shabab attacks.

Sudan

African Union lifts suspension of Sudan

AU says three-month freeze lifted after Khartoum installed a civilian government and named a new cabinet.

African Union lifts suspension of Sudan

Opinion

Is it time for the AU to lift Sudan's suspension?

If the African Union delays its decision to reinstate Sudan, it would harm the soon to be formed civilian government.

Adem K Abebe

by Adem K Abebe

Adem K Abebe

Sudan

Protesters, army finalise power-sharing deal

Protest leaders reach 'full agreement' with military on a hard-won constitutional declaration, says AU envoy.

Sudan protesters, army agree on constitutional declaration

Sudan

AU calls for trial of those behind Sudan school children killings

Protesters took to the streets on Wednesday, demanding justice for the six people killed on Monday, including children.

AU calls for trial of those behind Sudan school children killings

Ebola

African Union warns travel curbs would hurt DRC's Ebola response

Shutting of borders with Ebola-stricken DRC could 'impede' efforts to 'control the virus', AU health official says.

African Union warns travel curbs would hurt DRC's Ebola response

Opinion

It's time for the African Union to put a stop to 'third-termism'

The AU needs to take action against the Guinean president's attempt to change the constitution and extend his rule.

Adem K Abebe

by Adem K Abebe

Adem K Abebe

AJ Impact

Nigeria to sign African free-trade pact at AU meeting in Niger

If Nigeria signs up, it will clear a hurdle in the implementation of the African Continental Free-Trade Agreement.

Nigeria to sign African free-trade pact at AU meeting in Niger

Middle East

Sudan military calls for joint AU, Ethiopia transition plan

Ruling military council rejects Ethiopian initiative which proposed civilian-majority governing council.

Sudan military calls for joint AU, Ethiopia transition plan

Middle East

Sudan military admits it ordered brutal crackdown on protesters

Military council 'regrets that some mistakes happened' during crackdown on Khartoum sit-in, which left dozens dead.

Sudan military admits it ordered brutal crackdown on protesters

Opinion

Why the Sudanese people stand 'alone'

In Sudan the interests of powerful states are trumping values of multilateralism.

Nanjala Nyabola

by Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

Sudan

African Union suspends Sudan over military crackdown

Announcement comes after dozens of demonstrators were shot in the violent dispersal of a sit-in on Monday.

Sudan

African Union gives Sudan military further 60 days to cede power

New warning comes after Sudan's military council missed an earlier deadline to hand over control to civilians.

African Union gives Sudan military further 60 days to cede power