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Common African Union Passport to Allow Free Movement Across the Continent

Smithsonian - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Earlier this week, the African Union revealed a new pan-African passport at the opening of its summit in Kigali, Rwanda. According to a press release, the new electronic, biometric passport will eventually allow members of the 54 nations in the African ...
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US Welcomes Morocco's Return to African Union

Morocco World News - ‎13 hours ago‎
The presence of Morocco in the African Union is very positive for us”, Blinken said in this interview, in which he tackled several topics such as COP22, scheduled for November in Marrakech, the future of cooperation between Morocco and the United ...
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Morocco wants to rejoin the African Union but first, it wants another country kicked out

Quartz - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Thirty-two years after quitting, Morocco has officially asked to rejoin the African Union (AU). The request was made at the recent African Union summit, hosted in Rwanda from July 17 to 19. Morocco initially left the AU, known as the Organization for ...
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Senegal supports Morocco's bid to join the African Union

Africanews - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Morocco which is engaged in an independence tussle with Western Sahara however wants the self-proclaimed republic suspended from the African Union before it is admitted. The diplomatic row between Morocco and the Western Sahara caused Morocco to ...
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African Union Announces AMISOM Exit Strategy

Mareeg Media - ‎17 hours ago‎
The African Union has also asked the UN Security Council to lift an arms embargo it imposed on Somalia until November 2016.
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Peace, security and more peace: the priorities for the African Union

The Guardian - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The African Union thrives or fails according to how successful it is in preventing and resolving conflict. Over the past 14 years, since its foundational meeting in Durban, South Africa, the AU has constructed an impressive peace and security architecture.
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Here's How to Get Your Brand New African Union E-Passport

Okayafrica - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
“We've been overwhelmed by requests and enquiries of other ministers, officials, and African citizens to share in this privilege of holding an African passport,” Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission says, according to The ...
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South Sudan conflict: African Union approves regional force

BBC News - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
African leaders have backed plans to deploy regional troops to South Sudan after recent fighting between rival forces left hundreds of people dead.

Dispatches: Governments Defend ICC at African Union Summit

Human Rights Watch - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The 27th African Union summit closed Monday evening without an AU call for immediate mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court in the face of strong pushback from Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Tunisia and even ICC non-member Algeria, ...

South Sudanese protest African Union proposal to send peacekeepers

Radio Tamazuj - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
At least one thousand South Sudanese have protested across the country following an African Union proposal to send peacekeepers to Juba, according to the United Nations.

Eurasian Economic Commission holds talks with African Union

Belarus News (BelTA) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
An EEC delegation led by Member of the Board (the Minister) on Integration and Macroeconomics Tatyana Volovaya conducted the negotiations with the Commission of the African Union in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. “It was the first ever meeting ...
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Ban welcomes African Union's fund for peace and security operations on the continent

UN News Centre - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
19 July 2016 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a decision by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) that sets out steps towards self-reliance, particularly in relation to the regional body's ...
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South Sudan rejects African Union military intervention

SBS - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
"Particularly in light of the incidents of the last two weeks, as you know a number of nations, including in the African Union and the Security Council have been doing, in exploring and dealing with this issue. What we need to see now is what kind of ...

On African Union Summit Sidelines, Leaders Endorse Roadmap For Malaria Elimination By 2030

Kaiser Family Foundation - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
“Africa is missing out on an opportunity to earn billions by not investing more in the eradication of malaria, this is what Joy Phumaphi, executive secretary at the African Leaders Malaria Alliance had to say on the back of the 27th Summit of the ...

Disband the African Union

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎Jul 10, 2016‎
Of the putrid carcasses of failed foreign systems that litter the continent, none is more rancid than the African Union, which, as it happens, was modeled on the EU.
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Abbas urges African Union to back French peace push on Mideast conflict

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Israel was an observer member of the Organization of African Unity until the OAU was dissolved and replaced by the African Union in 2002. Then, under pressure from Libya's former strongman Muammar Gaddafi, Israel lost this status, something it now ...

Central African Republic Back to African Union - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
After three years of absence, the Central African Republic has been re-admitted into the African Union. The country that now has a democratically elected President, Faustin-Archange Touadéra was re-admitted after a period of suspension during the 27th ...
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African Union Summit: Who Will Succeed Dlamini-Zuma?

Voice of America - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
The 27th assembly of the African Union (AU) has opened in Kigali, Rwanda with the theme: “2016: Year of Human Rights” with a particular focus on the rights of women.

African Union to cost South Africa an extra R2.2bn

Times LIVE - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
South Africa already pays millions towards the upkeep of the Pan African Parliament that it hosts on behalf of the AU.
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Sudan's Bashir to attend African Union Summit in Rwanda

Sudan Tribune - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
JPEG - 28.2 kb; Sudan's President Omer Hassan al-Bashir, left, is welcomed by Indian foreign minister Vijay Kumar Singh as he arrives for the India Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, October 28, 2015.