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The Race for AU Boss Is On – Why Does It...

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The African Union will hold its 18th Summit in Addis Ababa from January 23-30. Kenyans have not-too-fond memories of last January's summit -- at which the so-called shuttle diplomacy against Kenya's engagement with the International Criminal Court was launched. And the region as a whole was focused on the implications of external intervention under the "responsibility to protect" -- given the massive changes then underway in North Africa.

Africans Unite! Ethiopians Unite!

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AFRICANGLOBE - The process of unifying a people is difficult and the road to unity is often littered with the debris of historical grievances, rancor and bitterness. That road must be repaved and repaired with good will and new values of dignity and equality in a genuine understanding of a common humanity. The search for and achievement of unity does not happen overnight, nor does unity by itself solve all problems. But where there is unity among the people, they are in a much better position to resolve disputes and solve problems. Where there is unity, the disagreement is never about the destination, only about the paths to be taken to that destination.

Africa – 'Ideal for the Development of a Real Economy'

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Foreign direct investment in Africa over the last decade has contributed to marked economic growth for the continent but it has not translated into development for its people, says pan-African leaders.

Islamic Terrorists Al-Shabab Kills Seventy Somalians in Massive Terror Attack

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The Al-Shabab terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a truck-bomb attack in Mogadishu that killed as many as 70 people. The Islamist rebels also launched attacks in towns in the west and south of the country.

President Mugabe Calls African Leaders “sellouts”

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Presiden Robert Mugabe has described as “sellouts” those African countries that recognized Libya’s transitional government.

Georgia Parole Board Hears Evidence of Troy Davis’s Innocence

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Lawyers for Troy Davis presented evidence of his innocence Monday to the Georgia parole board, which is to decide whether the 42-year-old death row inmate is to be put to death by lethal injection September 21.

Muslim Terrorists Declares New War Against Somali Govt

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The Al shabaab terrorist movement, which has already asserted its allegiance to Al Qaeda, on Saturday declared new war against the internationally backed transitional federal government of Somalia.

AU Fundraiser Nets $350 Million for Drought Relief

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The African Union says a donors conference in Addis Ababa Thursday raised more than $350 million in cash for Horn of Africa drought relief.

AU Could Have Saved Lives In Libya – Zuma

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AFRICANGLOBE - Many lives could have been saved if the African Union had been allowed to carry out its initiatives on Libya, President Jacob Zuma said in Cape Town on Tuesday.

Emerging Trend Towards Establishing Offshore Tax Havens in Africa

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There is an emerging trend in Africa towards establishing our own offshore centres. One argument we hear is that it would modernise the African financial sector, and streamline the red tape in many countries

African Union to Meet Over Somalia

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The African Union Commission will next week meet in Addis Ababa to examine the achievement of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the challenges ahead.
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