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Uganda to deploy 160 police peacekeepers in Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda will deploy a contingent of 160 police personnel to Somalia for peacekeeping operations, the Uganda Police Force said on Thursday. The officers have finished a six-month training course and will be deployed in December under the African Union Mission in Somalia, the police tweeted. …

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Military coup in Guinea condemned by UN, regional bodies

Conakry, Guinea | Xinhua | International organizations such as the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as well as some governments condemned the military coup in Guinea on Sunday and called for release of the country’s president. Earlier on Sunday, heavy …

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AU urges restraint from all forms of violence in Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia | Xinhua | The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Tuesday urged rejection of all forms of violence, but political dialogue to resolve the current problems in Tunisia. The Chairperson made the remarks during a telephone conversation with foreign minister of the northern African …

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AU suspends Mali until restoration of constitutional order

AU calls on military to ‘urgently and unconditionally return to barracks’ and to refrain from further interference in Mali’s political process. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The African Union (AU) Commission has suspended Mali from the pan-African bloc until normal constitutional order is restored in the country following the latest …

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Uganda MPs swear-in at Pan African Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five Members of Parliament have been sworn in to join the Pan African Parliament representing Uganda at the continental institution based in Midrand, South Africa. The Pan African Parliament is the legislative arm of the African Union comprising Members from National Parliaments of AU member states. …

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African Union marks 27 years of Rwanda genocide

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A number of diplomats from the African Union and Western countries are meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to mark the 27th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide. April 7, is dedicated as a day of remembrance of the victims of the 1994 genocide …

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Sudan urges AU to support completion of peace process

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Thursday urged the African Union (AU) to support completion of the peace process in Sudan by bringing in the non-signatory groups. Al-Burhan issued the call while meeting at the presidential palace with the visiting delegation of the …

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Egyptian FM, UN chief discuss Ethiopia’s disputed Nile dam

Cairo, Egypt  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday exchanged views on the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). During a phone conversation, Shoukry voiced his concern over the stalled African Union-led negotiations on filling and operating the GERD, according to …

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