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New AU Chief Vows to Tackle Mali Crises

The new head of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, took office on Monday becoming the first female to assume the top position of...

African Union Should Stand Up For Africans

On Sunday, the African Union voted, for the first time, woman to head the AU Commission. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, South Africa's Home affairs minister, beat...

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 Must Be More Independent Says Ping

The year 2011 was a year of trials and tribulations marked by many political and humanitarian crises, said African Union Chairman Jean Ping as he opened the African Union high-level summit of heads of state on Sunday in the Ethiopian capital. He stressed that the AU needs to stand on its own two feet.

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

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.

AU Fundraiser Nets $350 Million for Drought Relief

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

African Union to Meet Over Somalia

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.