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African Union 'most important partner,' UN peacekeeping chief tells Security Council

UN News Centre - ‎21 hours ago‎
The African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Sector West Child Protection Unit (CPU) at Krinding (1) Camp for internally displaced persons in El-Geneina, west Darfur, distributed vests inscribed with messages that promote the protection of children ...
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What does African Union Day mean to you?

GhanaWeb - ‎8 hours ago‎
In May 2013, I was among the privileged few who witnessed the Africa @ 50 celebrations in Addis Ababa. I am forever grateful to have being given this opportunity to be physically part of this historic occasion and most lucky to have done that as ...

African Union lacks public support for continental integration - Afrobarometer Survey - ‎18 minutes ago‎
New survey results published by Afrobarometer Wednesday show a lack of faith in the African Union (AU) and a limited public support for continental integration.
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Tedros Campaign to Head WHO Launched by African Union in Geneva - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The Ethiopian minister of foreign affairs, who previously served as his country's health minister from 2005 to 2012, was designated at the January meeting of the African Union summit as the continent's sole candidate to become the next WHO director ...

Rumors Flare About Haiti Becoming the First Non-African Member of the African Union

Atlanta Black Star - ‎21 hours ago‎
The African Union is denying that Haiti will become the organization's first non-African member, stating that “only African States can join the African Union.” “Haiti will not be admitted as a member state of the African Union at its next summit to be ...
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African Union Day: AU commission chair calls for strong commitment to pan Africanism - ‎11 hours ago‎
African Union (AU) Commission chair Nkosanzana Dlamini-Zuma has called for strong commitment to pan Africanism to enable the continent achieve economic integration.

Why it doesn't matter who the next chair of the African Union Commission is

African Arguments (registration) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
When Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was appointed as the new Chair of the African Union Commission (AUC) in 2012, expectations were sky high.

Despite reports, Haiti not joining the African Union

PBS NewsHour - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The African Union is denying that Haiti will become the organization's first non-African member, stating that “only African States can join the African Union.” “Haiti will not be admitted as a member state of the African Union at its next summit to be ...

African Union Commissioner HE Dr Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim confirms attendance at 2016 Infrastructure Africa

Creamer Media's Engineering News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
African Union Commissioner Her Excellency, Dr Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim, has confirmed her attendance at 2016 INFRASTRUCTURE AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM taking place on the 9th and 10th June 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre.
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Haiti, a Caribbean country, is joining the African Union

PRI - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Haitians dance under a sacred ceibo tree in a voodoo ritual on the third day of the annual gathering in the Souvenance community. Descendants of the people of Dahomey, a former kingdom in what is now present-day Benin, show their devotion to their ...

Sudan: Joint Mechanism of UN, African Union and Sudan to Meet Monday At Foreign Ministry - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Khartoum - The 21st meeting at the strategic level of the Joint Mechanism of the United Nations, the African Union and Sudan government is due to be held Monday at the Foreign Ministry to discuss a number of issues.

African Union urges international police force for Burundi

Daily Mail - ‎May 20, 2016‎
An African Union human rights report called on Friday for an international police force and more military and rights observers to be sent to troubled Burundi.

African Union Malawi Chapter sets to revive youth's participation in developmental policy agendas

The Maravi Post - ‎May 22, 2016‎
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost): The much touted African Union Chapter (AUC), brain child of African Union (AU)'s protocol set to get grounds in Malawi aimed at developing ideas and methods for effective participation of youth in the public policy process ...

Egypt hopes to make the most of its return to pan-African group

Al-Monitor - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The Pan-African Parliament, based in Midrand, South Africa, is the advisory body of the African Union (AU), seated in Addis Ababa, and its 54 member states.
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Top UN and African Union officials condemn deadly violence at camp for displaced in North Darfur

UN News Centre - ‎May 12, 2016‎
12 May 2016 - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, have jointly condemn Monday's attacks by armed groups on an internally displaced persons (IDP) ...

The Office of the Special Envoy - Supporting Women to Sustain Peace and Transform Africa - ‎May 23, 2016‎
In January 2014, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, HE Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma decided to appoint a Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) with the task “to ensure that the voices of women and the vulnerable are heard ...

Ban and African Union Commission welcome partial re-run of elections in Comoros

UN News Centre - ‎May 15, 2016‎
In a joint statement issued by Mr. Ban's spokesperson in New York, the UN chief and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, congratulated the people of Comoros for participating peacefully in the election and in the ...

African Union allows Angola political, diplomatic affirmation

AngolaPress - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Luanda - Angola continues to see in the African Union (AU) an opportunity to assert itself politically and diplomatically at international level and reduce external threats to its sovereignty, said Friday in Luanda the director for Africa, Middle East ...

Haiti Most Likely Won't Join the African UnionーBut There's Still Much to Celebrate on Flag Day

Okayafrica - ‎May 18, 2016‎
May 18 marks Haitian Flag Day where celebrations are carried out throughout the month in Haiti and its diasporan communities around the world.

African Union extends Amisom duty in Somalia

The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog) - ‎May 14, 2016‎
A communiqué posted on Amisom Dail Media Monitoring and seen by The Standard on Sunday, states that the decision made public on Wednesday, means the 22,000 strong peacekeeping force set up to combat Islamist militant group Al Shabab, will remain ...