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Why the African Union Wants to Be More Like the EU

Newsweek - ‎May 4, 2016‎
05_13_AfricanUnion_01 Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi poses for the camera during a meeting with kings, princes, sultans and the sheikhs of various tribes of Africa in Benghazi on August 28, 2008.
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Somalia Islamist Militants Target African Union Base in Capital

Bloomberg - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Al-Shabaab said in a statement to Radio Andalus, a broadcaster supporting their insurgency, that the attack on Halane camp sought to fuel panic among the African Union mission, or Amisom, and newly arrived British troops. Amisom spokesman Joe Kibet ...
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The need to make African Union into EU

News Ghana - ‎5 hours ago‎
Libyan dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi, killed by rebels in 2011, left behind a legacy of chaos, brutality and trauma. But he also left a surprisingly modern political vision—of a Pan-African state.
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Press freedom violations undermine African Union's vision of transparency

Huffington Post - ‎May 2, 2016‎
In Africa, Namibia tops the press freedom charts and Egypt is the worst country for journalists. Significantly, notoriously poor performers Ethiopia and Gambia are respectively homes to the African Union (AU) and the African Commission of Human and ...
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African Union Hails Steps Toward Unity in South Sudan

Voice of America - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
The African Union has welcomed the formation of a new transitional government of national unity in South Sudan, calling it a positive step toward peace in the nation.
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ISIS claims responsibility for bombing of African Union vehicle in Mogadishu

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
ISIS claims to have bombed an African Union vehicle on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, marking what would be its first attack in the country.
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African Union denounces Morocco's ousting of UN staff in Western Sahara

Deutsche Welle - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
During the council meeting, Chissano also pushed for a greater role for the African Union in the search for a solution, a proposal which Morocco has steadfastly rejected.

Q&A: The Case of Hissène Habré before the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal

Human Rights Watch - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The chambers were inaugurated by Senegal and the African Union in February 2013 to prosecute the “person or persons” most responsible for international crimes committed in Chad between 1982 and 1990, the period when Habré was president.
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African Union and African Leaders Malaria Alliance High-Level Dialogue On 'Ending Malaria in Africa for Good' - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 26 April 2016: More than 300 experts and diplomats from the 54 Member State backed African Union and development partners meeting in Addis Ababa Monday to define Africa's future health direction jointly commemorated World ...
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Profile: Chad President Deby—current African Union chief is a warrior leader who enjoys near-blind western backing

Mail & Guardian Africa - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Equally at ease in robes, military uniform or suits, his gaze concealed by dark glasses, the current African Union chief enjoys international standing, largely due to the role played by his formidable army in fighting Islamic extremists.

Angola to Ratify African Union Non-Aggression Pact - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Luanda - With 168 votes in favor, none against and no abstentions, the Angolan parliament approved Thursday the draft resolution approving the ratification by the President of Republic of the Pact of Non-Aggression and Common Defense of the African ...

Sudan: China Affirms Its Support to Roadmap Presented By African Union High-Level Implementation Panel - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Khartoum - China has affirmed its support to the roadmap which prepared by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel which was signed by the government in the past consultative round of negotiations in Addis Ababa, which was attended by the ...
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President of the African Union Commission visits Belarus

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus (press release) - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Following the meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus and the Commission of the African Union on the mechanism of political consultation and exchange of information was signed.

African Leaders Tackle Desertification to Counter Poverty, Insecurity

Voice of America - ‎20 hours ago‎
Hamady Diop, program manager for the Natural Resources Governance program of the NEPAD agency at the African Union, says the Great Green Wall will also address drivers of illegal migration.
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Belarus views African Union as gateway to Africa

Belarus News (BelTA) - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
MINSK, 22 April (BelTA) - Belarus hopes the African Union will become a gateway in the development of economic cooperation with the continent, Belarusian First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Mikhnevich told media after his meeting with ...
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Ten countries approve legislative powers for African Parliament

New Vision - ‎15 hours ago‎
African Heads of State and government approved amendments to the Protocol to the Constitutive Act of the African Union relating to the Pan African Parliament in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in June 2014.
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These tweets help us understand Fulani herdsmen better

Ventures Africa - ‎3 hours ago‎
Haiti will officially become a member of the African Union at the next African Union (AU) Summit which will take place in Lilongue, Malawi this June.
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Minister of Maghreb Affairs: Libyans have the capacity to rebuild their country

Al-Bawaba - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and the Arab League, Abdelkader Messahel said Monday, in Algiers, that Libya has “extraordinary capacities and that there is a willingness among our Libyan partners” to build their country and keep it united, ...
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President al-Assad receives Algerian Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel

Syrian Radio & TV Online - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
President Bashar al-Assad received on Monday Algerian Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel, who is the head of the Syrian-Algerian committee for economic cooperation, and the accompanying delegation.

Africa Should Speed Formation Of Pan-African IP Body, UN Report Says

Intellectual Property Watch - ‎12 minutes ago‎
The report, Innovation, Competitiveness and Regional Integration [pdf], was authored in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). It found that two regional IP bodies in Africa, the anglophone Africa Regional ...