African Union

African Union suspends Burkina Faso over military coup

The African Union said Monday it had suspended Burkina Faso in response to the January 24 coup that ousted President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.  The bloc’s 15-member Peace and Security Council said on Twitter it had voted “to suspend the participation of
January 31, 2022

Somalia orders African Union envoy seven days to leave country

Somalia has declared AU envoy Simon Mulongo a persona non grata, and ordered him to leave the country within seven days. In a statement on Thursday, Somalia’s foreign ministry said Simon Mulongo, the AUC’s deputy special representative in Mogadishu, was no longer welcome
November 5, 2021

Africa’s Covid cases surpass 8.42 million mark

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 8 420 043 as of last Saturday afternoon, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.  The Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the African Union (AU), said the
October 18, 2021

African Union secures 300m Covid-19 vaccine doses.

The Associated Press is quoting an adviser for the Africa Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as saying the African Union has secured close to 300 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. The continent is estimated to have over 1.2 billion people. Nicaise Ndembi said
January 13, 2021

Sudan military and opposition sign constitutional declaration

Sudan’s ruling military council  and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance on Sunday signed an agreement on the constitutional declaration that organizes work of transitional government institutions. Opposition leader Ahmed Rabie and Gen Mohamed Hamdan Daglo signed the deal. The African Union
August 5, 2019
Zimbabwe's president, Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa seeks AU support in ending sanctions

The Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reportedly seeking the African Union’s support in efforts to end his country’s devastating sanctions. Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa was currently on a two-day official visit to Guinea. The report said that he was set to use the
November 7, 2018

Robert Mugabe Tells African Union That He Is Not Safe

FORMER president Robert Mugabe this week came out guns blazing at his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa during his first ever briefing to outsiders since his ousting by the military last November, saying his successor’s rule is “unconstitutional”, detailed notes provided by those
February 23, 2018

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