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African continental integration is long overdue  

COMMENT | Besi Ndereya | The 1960’s press clippings and portraits of African leaders still linger in the thoughts of many. Here was a generation of men standing at the precipice of an African renaissance. More often, each had courageously fought off the yoke of colonialism; liberating his people in the …

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DR Congo court to rule on disputed poll tonight

  Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo’s top court said it will give its verdict Saturday on the final election results which have been challenged both internationally and at home, spurning an appeal from the African Union to suspend the announcement. The Constitutional Court is urgently hearing an …

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Regional leaders head to Addis to discuss DRC situation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  African Regional leaders will meet in Addis Ababa tomorrow to help chat a way forward for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The meetings will start with a Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika Summit, that will be followed by a consultative meeting between …

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AU, France warn against ‘unconstitutional change’ in Gabon

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | The African Union and France warned against any “unconstitutional” change of power in Gabon, whose government on Monday claimed to have foiled an attempted takeover. AU chief Moussa Faki Mahamat, in a tweet, said his organisation “strongly condemns the coup attempt” in Gabon. “I …

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AU urges ‘respect’ for results of DR Congo vote

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat called Friday for the results of Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential vote to be respected, as tensions grow over delays in the counting process. The elections will determine who succeeds President Joseph Kabila, who has been at the …

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African leaders meet for ‘last push’ on AU reforms

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body. The changes seek to streamline and empower the African Union — an ambitious call for an organisation often seen as toothless and …

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UN-AU envoy urges ‘stern action’ against Darfur rebel chief

United Nations, United States | AFP | A special envoy urged the UN Security Council on Monday to consider “stern action” against rebel chief Abdul Wahid Nur for resisting efforts to bring peace to Sudan’s troubled Darfur region. Jeremiah Kingsley Mamabolo, the special representative of the United Nations and African …

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