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Dlamini-Zuma Become the First Female to Head the African Union

South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has won the vote to become the new head of the African Union Commission and the first woman to hold the...

‘African Union Chairmanship Coming to Southern Africa’

Zambia's Foreign Affairs Minister Given Lubinda is confident that the position of African Union chairmanship will this time around go to the Southern African...

Packed Agenda for African Union Summit

African leaders are meeting next week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to review the political and socio-economic situation on the continent in an effort to...

Mursi, First Egyptian President to Visit Ethiopia After 17yrs

Egypt's new Muslim Brotherhood President, Mohammad Mursi will attend this weekend's African Union (AU) Commission summit in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. Mursi's attendance at the AU summit will be the...

African Free Trade Area ‘Ambitious But Achievable’

African countries should not underestimate the task of ensuring that an African Free Trade Area (FTA) gets off the ground, AU Commission director of...

Dlamini-Zuma Ready to Lead the African Union

South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who will be vying for the position of African Union (AU) Commission chairperson next week, says she...

New Report Focuses On Unleashing Africa’s Economic Growth Potential

  African countries must pursue structural transformation to sustain growth, create jobs and reduce vulnerability to external shocks, says a United Nations report released today,...

Malawi Refuses to Host AU Summit After Request to Welcome Bashir

Malawi has cancelled hosting of an African Union (AU) summit next month after the continental body insisted that the Southern African nation allows Sudan's...

UN-Backed AU Peacekeeping Force for Mali Imminent

The African Union, Chairman, President Thomas Yayi Boni of Benin has announced that preparations are underway for the organisation to send a peace-keeping force...

African Union Troops Crush Al Shabaab in Afgoye

African Union and Somali government troops secured an aid corridor between Mogadishu and a former rebel stronghold close to the capital, the AU said,...

Somali and AU Forces March Toward Al Shabaab Stronghold

Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) troops alongside African Union forces successfully killed Al Shabaab agents while en route to Afgoye a town controlled by...

Africa Lures Its Diaspora for Development Projects

Africa plans to launch a fund to harness the financial resources of its citizens based in the Diaspora which will be used for development...

African Union Troops Launch Anti-Shebab Offensive

African Union troops backing Somali government forces say they have launched a carefully planned operation to bring security and stability to the people of...

Obama Announces Multi-Billion Investment in African Agriulture

Over forty-five companies have committed to invest over US$ 3 billion in Africa's agricultural sector as part of the G8's New Alliance for Food...

Malawi to Block Visit by Sudan’s Al-Bashir

President Joyce Banda of Malawi announced on Friday that Sudan's president, Omer Al-Bashir, is not welcome to attend an African Union (AU) summit in...

Rumours Of Intifada In Khartoum

AFRICANGLOBE - The sporadic talks between the Juba and Khartoum governments in Addis Ababa are off again following South Sudan's seizure of the disputed oil town of Heglig on 10 April, which points to sharply escalating tensions. On behalf of the African Union, the former presidents of South Africa and Burundi, Thabo Mbeki and Pierre Buyoya, have been trying unsuccessfully to strike a compromise.