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The African Union at 20

Some reason to cheer, but lots of work ahead | CHRIS CHANGWE NSHIMBI | The European Union (EU) has lived up to the primary reason it was created – ensuring that member states will not wage physical war against one another, but settle their differences amicably. It owes some of …

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AU congratulates Macron on re-election as French President

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The African Union on Monday sent a congratulatory message to Emmanuel Macron on his re-election as French President. “I extend my warm congratulations to President Emmanuel Macron on his re-election,” AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat tweeted. “I’m happy to continue our commitment with him …

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AU suspends membership of unrest-hit Sudan

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The African Union (AU) on Wednesday announced it has suspended the membership of unrest-hit Sudan. In a press statement, the peace and security council of the AU, said Sudan’s membership has been suspended due to Monday’s “unconstitutional change of government”, which it said was an affront …

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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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