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Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi

AU Summit Concludes with a call to prioritise welfare of the aged African

Egyptian Minister of Magic Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Monday wrapped up the 32nd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the...
ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 11, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Participants pose for a group photo during the opening of the 32nd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 10, 2019. The two-day session kicked off here on Sunday under the theme "Refugees, Returnees, and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa." (Xinhua/Micharl Tewelde)

AU Summit Ends with a Vow to Prioritise African People Welfare

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Monday wrapped up the 32nd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters...
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HelpAge International pleads for older refugees, IDPs at 32nd AU Summit

Ahead of the 32nd African Union Summit of the Heads of Government and State, HelpAge International and its network in Africa have called upon...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian leader to travel to Ethiopia for AU summit

Zambian President Edgar Lungu is scheduled to travel to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for an African Union summit, the country's foreign affairs minister said...
African Union headquarters

Financial independence to be discussed at AU Summit

Ensuring the African Union's (AU) financial independence will be a major discussion of the ongoing 30th summit of the continental body, an Ethiopian official...

African leaders endorse major new initiatives to end AIDS

African heads of state have endorsed two major new initiatives to help end AIDS by 2030. The community health workers initiative aims to recruit,...

Impending population problem tops agenda at AU Summit 2017

One of the key issue on the agenda of the ongoing African Union summit in Addis Ababa is utilizing the continent’s population growth. Many...
Akufo-Addo

29th AU Summit: President Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for Ethiopia

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Sunday to attend the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and...

Togolese Chief Pays Historic Visit To The President of Ghana

The President of the National House of Chiefs of Togo and Paramount Chief of Notsie, Togbe Agorkoli IV, on Tuesday paid a historic first...
President Jacob Zuma

South Africa accepts AU summit outcomes on Morocco’s readmission into AU

South Africa accepts the outcomes of the 28th African Union (AU) summit on the readmission of Morocco into the organization, President Jacob Zuma said...

President Faure To Attend African Union Summit In Addis Ababa

The Summit will be held under the theme “Harnessing Demographic Dividend through investments in youth’’ The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Danny...
A view of the 26th AU summit is seen in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on Jan. 30, 2016. The 26th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of states and governments kicks off on Saturday at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

African envoys meet ahead of AU summit

Ambassadors of the 54 member states of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the African Union (AU) met on Sunday at the AU headquarters...

July 16 world news summary at 1600 GMT

ANKARA/ISTANBUL -- Turkish authorities said they regained control of the country on Saturday after thwarting an attempt by a military faction to seize power...

July 14 world news summary at 0030 GMT

WASHINGTON -- The White House said on Wednesday the United States had sent additional U.S. military personnel to South Sudan to boost security of...

South Africa’s FM views a possible pull out of ICC

But this would be done in a responsible and cautious manner, the minister said at a press briefing in Pretoria on the outcome of...

Togo to host AU summit on maritime security in Oct.

The AU further recommended that the October summit adopts an African charter on maritime security and safety. In addition, the AU...
Ebola

AU applauds stakeholders’ efforts in fighting Ebola

During its closing ceremony after a two-day deliberations, the 26th Ordinary session of the AU Assembly witnessed the appreciation for stakeholders who supported the...
Kwame Nkrumah

AU Summit recognizes winners of Kwame Nkrumah continental scientific awards

The summit has recognizes two distinguished African scientist, Prof. Opara Umezurike (male) of Nigeria and prof. Nyokong Tebello (female) of South Africa under the...
Heads of the African Union (AU) members and guests pose for a group photo during the 26th AU summit in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on Jan. 30, 2016. The 26th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of states and governments kicks off on Saturday at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

AU summit seek ways to deal with Africa’s mounting challenges

Dozens of African leaders and a host of foreign dignitaries including the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon and Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, attended the...
Jacob Zuma

Zuma welcomes South Africa’s re-election to AU’s PSC

"We welcome the decision of the AU to re-elect South Africa to the PSC. We commit ourselves to continue working with the other members...

28th session of AU Executive Council opens in Ethiopia’s capital

Preceded by the session of the Executive Council, the session of the AU heads of states has been scheduled to take place from 30...

Equatorial Guinea president visits Zimbabwe ahead of AU summit

Mugabe, the current AU chairman, is due to handover the chairmanship as African leaders gather for their bi-annual meet at Addis Ababa next week....
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

UN Security Council reform to top agenda at upcoming AU Summit

The summit will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from Jan. 21 to Jan. 31. The three-day AU Committee of Ten...
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir wave to supporters after he returned to the Sudanese capital Khartoum on June 15, 2015. Omar al-Bashir on Monday returned to Khartoum from South Africa after he attended the 25th summit of the African Union (AU) there. (Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir)

Omar al-Bashir returned to Khartoum on Monday

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir returned to Khartoum on Monday after he attended an African Union (AU) summit in South Africa, where a court issued...
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gestures during the photocall before the opening of the 25th African Union (AU) Summit at Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 14, 2015. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends the 25th AU Summit here despite International Criminal Court's arrest warrants. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan) (lrz)

Drama surrounding Al-Bashir arrest

By Christine Lagat The drama surrounding the visit by Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to South Africa despite an arrest warrant against him by the...
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir wave to supporters after he returned to the Sudanese capital Khartoum on June 15, 2015. Omar al-Bashir on Monday returned to Khartoum from South Africa after he attended the 25th summit of the African Union (AU) there. (Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir)

Omar al-Bashir left South Africa for Khartoum

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday left South Africa for Khartoum after he attended the 25th summit of the African Union (AU), according to...
Zimbabwean President and African Union (AU)'s rotating chairman Robert Mugabe (C) delivers a speech during the opening of the 25th AU Summit at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 14, 2015. The AU on Sunday kicked off its 25th summit in Johannesburg, amid high expectations for solutions to resolve a series of challenges. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)

June 16 world news summary at 0030 GMT

JOHANNESBURG -- African leaders have agreed to start negotiations over setting up a continental free trade zone by 2017, following a deal signed last...
Africa

Missing Sudanese president takes center stage at AU summit

Sudanese President Omar al- Bashir has left South Africa after the Pretoria High Court issued an order preventing him to leave the country, sources...
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gestures during the photocall before the opening of the 25th African Union (AU) Summit at Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 14, 2015. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends the 25th AU Summit here despite International Criminal Court's arrest warrants. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan) (lrz)

Reports in suggests that Sudanese president Al-bashir is not in South Africa

Sudanese President Omar al- Bashir has left South Africa after the Pretoria High Court issued an order preventing him to leave the country, sources...