African Union

Buhari puts off ACFTA free trade deal signing

“This is to allow more time for input from Nigerian stakeholders”.

Buhari puts off ACFTA free trade deal signing

Africa

African Union Mission in Somalia to withdraw troops

Officials from the five countries contributing to the African Union Mission to Somalia, know as AMISOM, are discussing plans to withdraw their troops by the end of 2020.

South Sudan

UN report: South Sudan destruction 'defies description'

More than 40 South Sudanese officials may be guilty of crimes against humanity, the UN says.

South Sudan officials may be guilty of war crimes: UN report

Inside Story

Can the African Union reform itself?

African Union leaders hold annual meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

African Union

AU summit: Corruption and conflict were on the agenda

The African Union has concluded its summit and has issued warnings to those blocking the resolution of the continent's worst conflicts.

Opinion

How the African Union got it wrong on Zimbabwe

By tacitly supporting a de facto coup in Zimbabwe, the AU has damaged the region's efforts to end politics by force.

Philip Roessler

by Philip Roessler

Philip Roessler

Libya

Libya to allow emergency repatriation of refugees

Announcement at African-EU summit follows reports that African asylum seekers and migrants were being sold into slavery.

Inside Story

Is the African Union still relevant?

African leaders are meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for a summit focusing on youth investment.

African Union

AU calls for calm amid Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions

African Union says it will send a 'fact-finding mission' to the countries as tensions between the neighbours mount.

AU calls for calm amid Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions

Africa

Senegal court upholds life sentence of Chad's ex-leader

Victims celebrate court ruling for Hissene Habre, who is convicted of human rights abuses against thousands.

Court upholds life sentence of Chad's Hissene Habre

Politics

Morocco will never recognise W Sahara: deputy FM

Nasser Bourita says Rabat will never change stance that Western Sahara is an integral part of its territory.

Morocco will never recognise W Sahara: deputy FM

Africa

Inside the African Union race: Why the favourites lost

How did Kenya's Amina and Senegal's Bathily lose the election for African Union Commission chairperson?

Inside the African Union race: Why the favourites lost

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.