African Union

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 06:28
Islamist al Shabaab militants attacked an African Union peacekeepers' convoy on Sunday in southern Somalia, wounding at least three people and burning two vehicles, a Somali army officer said.
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 12:03
Secretary of State announces the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation in support of the African Union’s plan to establish an African version of the American Centers for Disease Control.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 08:59
In 2001 African governments decided to shut down the OAU and found a successor organization — the African Union. But it’s an open question whether the African Union is really much better. The pan-African body’s military rapid-reaction forces have proved unable to prevent a new wave of crises from escalating into grinding, entrenched wars.
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 06:17
Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the Chairperson of the African Union, made a statement encouraging universal adoption of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 07:07
Kenya is the sixth poorest country in Africa, according to a report compiled by a security think tank.The report, prepared by South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies, says 18.4 million Kenyans (40 per cent) out of 46.3 million live in extreme poverty.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 06:40
A second Djiboutian battalion has arrived to join the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Djibouti Armed Forces (Forces Armées Djiboutiennes: FAD).
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 07:19
The US military and intelligence services get a free pass to zap terrorist targets; incumbent regimes, even when they massacre their political opponents, get immunity from all but the mildest diplomatic criticism from Washington. In theory, that should create a furore at the AU, where AU Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says she is determined to break the dependence on foreign powers.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 06:34
The week starting February 23 will see SANDF Joint Operations headquarters become a hive of high level activity when planning for the African Union Amani Africa II field training exercise gets underway.
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 06:40
Some analysts say Chadian troops may be the region's best hope to turn the tide against Boko Haram, but others are more cautious. The issue has become a hot topic as African leaders prepare to set-up a 7,500 troop regional force to fight the militants.
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 07:01
African Union proposes 7,500-strong force to counter Nigeria-based armed group amid rising cross border attacks.