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Sitting on Tied Hands: The African Union & Burundi

Council on Foreign Relations (blog) - ‎7 hours ago‎
A general view shows Chad's President Idriss Deby addressing delegates during the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 31, 2016. (Reuters/Tiksa Negeri) ...

Africa: The African Union's Intervention in the Ebola Crisis Was a Game Changer - ‎13 hours ago‎
On 31 January, the African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma formally announced the end of the Ebola mission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The African Union: Which way forward?

Brookings Institution (blog) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The 26th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council has just concluded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the theme, “2016: African Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on the Rights of Women.

Angola turns 40 years as Africa Union member

AngolaPress - ‎16 hours ago‎
Angola turns 40 years as Africa Union member. Luanda - The Republic of Angola celebrates today, February 12, 40 years since it was admitted as the 46th member of the African Union (AU), then Organization of African Unity (OAU).
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Al-Shabab Plots Attacks Disguised in African Union Uniforms: Official

Newsweek - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
AMISOM soldiers patrol in Mogadishu. African Union soldiers patrol in Mogadishu, Somalia, February 27, 2015. Al-Shabab militants are plotting attacks disguised in African Union uniforms, an official has said. Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images.
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At the African Union, an Adventist Leader Speaks for Human Dignity

Adventist News Network - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
As heads of state for 54 African countries gathered for the 26th African Union Summit, a Seventh-day Adventist leader urged delegates to recognize “respect for human dignity” as a foundational principle of good governance.
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African Union Official Defends Burundi Force Decision

Voice of America - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The deputy chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission said the commission, contrary to Burundi opposition claims, did not abandon the people of Burundi at last week's AU summit by its failure to send peacekeepers to the country.
Burundi President Defies UN and the African Union
The African Union has lost direction and is sterile now
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Kenya: Stop All Child Marriages Across the Continent, Pleads African Union - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
During the dinner at Ghana's old State House in honor of all African First Ladies attending the 7th conference on Sexual Health and Rights (ACSHR), AU Commissioner for Social Affairs Dr.

Azerbaijan, African Union mull co-op prospects

AzerNews - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Azerbaijan`s Permanent Representative to the African Union, Ambassador Elman Abdullayev has met the African Union Commissioner for Economic Affairs Anthony Mothae Maruping to discuss prospects for cooperation between the country and the ...

The African Union turns 15: what has the organisation meant for the continent?

Public Finance International - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of the African Union. Adopted in May 2001 and launched a year later, it replaced the Organization for African Unity and intends to unify the continent from a social, political, and economic ...
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Has African Union let down Burundi?

BBC News - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
African solutions to African problems is the mantra, but when it came to trying to sort out the situation in Burundi, heads of state have pulled back from taking decisive action.
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African Union members back Kenyan plan to leave ICC

The Guardian - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Members of the African Union have backed a Kenyan proposal to push for withdrawal from the international criminal court, repeating claims that it unfairly targets the continent.

European Commission and African Union agree deal to further administrative cooperation, staff exchanges

EU News - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
The European Commission and the African Union Commission on Sunday signed an agreement that will renew cooperation between the two bodies, intensifying staff exchanges and cooperation in a number of priority areas.
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Al-Shabab Retakes Somalia's Key Port City Merca After African Union Retreats

International Business Times - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
African Union near Merca, Somalia An armored convoy of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) passes through an airstrip on their way to the port city of Merca, Aug. 4, 2012.

The African Union and European Union: shared lessons but separate destinies Part I: Political process

Africa Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The months and years ahead shall pose growing challenges for the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU). Though vast differences exist in geography, economy, and governance, there is much the AU can stand to learn from the EU - both in ...
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African Union Summit 2016: In Burundi, A Loss Of Faith In Peace

International Business Times - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
The African Union, a 54-member continental bloc, had said it would send a 5,000-strong peacekeeping force to quell the violence in war-torn Burundi, with or without the government's consent.
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African Union Says Crisis in South Sudan Is Worsening

New York Times - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
NAIROBI, Kenya - A new report written for the African Union and made public on Monday presented an especially grim picture of South Sudan's civil war, blaming government forces and rebels for the declining humanitarian situation in the world's newest ...

African Union names panel in bid to deploy peacekeepers in Burundi

Reuters - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The decision to form a high-level panel was made at last month's African Union summit after leaders sought Nkurunziza's consent, to no avail.

Wasted summit: African Union leaders sidestep the big issues

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The 26th African Union summit, which ended on Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ducked as usual the questions of bloody conflict on the continent and focused instead on withdrawing from the International Criminal Court.
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ICC and Robert Mugabe; Highlights of the recently concluded African Union Summit

Ventures Africa - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
The African Union Summit was held at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, from the 21st to the 31st of January, 2016.