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Somalia rejects AU proposal for hybrid forces

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The Somali government has rejected an African Union (AU) proposal for a joint stabilization mission with the United Nations (UN) to spearhead peacekeeping operations in the country. It said on Tuesday that the Africa Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) did not consider Somalia’s views, including …

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AU suspends membership of coup-engrossed Guinea

The African Union said on Friday it was suspending Guinea after a coup in the West African country that saw its president Alpha Condé arrested Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The African Union (AU) has suspended the membership of Guinea after the West African nation had been gripped by a …

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Huawei, ATU sign MOU to boost digital transformation in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The African Telecommunications Union (ATU), a specialized agency of the African Union (AU) and China’s technology firm, Huawei on Thursday in Nairobi signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost capacity for ICT transformation in the continent. John Omo, ATU secretary-general said under the agreement, Huawei …

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Colonel Assimi Goita sworn in as transitional president of Mali

Bamako, Mali | XINHUA | Colonel Assimi Goita was officially sworn in as Mali’s transitional president by the Supreme Court on Monday. In a speech, the new Malian transitional president called for cohesion to meet all challenges, including the organization of fair, credible and transparent elections at the expected time. …

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Somalia’s death knell of democracy

How a toxic political and security order backed by the AU is destroying the glorious past of Africa’s first democrats COMMENT | ABDI ISAMIL SAMATAR | By the mid-1990s, it was clear to the world that Somalia had become Africa’s first failed post-colonial state. But this vast country of just …

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