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Norway says will take 600 Libya evacuees from Rwanda camp

Norway this year will take in 600 people evacuated to Rwanda from Libyan detention centers, the Nordic country said on Wednesday as it sought to discourage the smuggling of refugees across the Mediterranean Sea.Rwanda, from where more than 2...

Outrage as African Union fires outspoken Zimbabwe-born envoy

The dismissal of outspoken Zimbabwe-born African Union Ambassador to the United States, Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao on Monday, has angered many Africans around the globe, prompting an online petition that had by last night attracted at least 15 000 signatures.Dr...

UN official says western style of democracy not suitable for Africa

Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Abdalla Hamdok on said "The western style of democracy is not suitable for Africa." He made the statement on Saturday during an interview with a Chinese media Xinhua in...

Namibia backs free movement of African people

The Namibian government has welcomed the adoption by the African Union (AU) on free movement of people within the African continent, saying the move will promote equitable human resources mobility which Africa needs to achieve Agenda 2063. On January...

China denies report it hacked African Union headquarters

China and the African Union dismissed on Monday a report in French newspaper Le Monde that Beijing had bugged the regional bloc’s headquarters in the Ethiopian capital. An article published Friday in Le Monde, quoting anonymous AU sources, reported that...

Corruption could cost Africa $100B annually: AU

African countries could be losing 100 billion U.S. dollars annually through corruption, a senior African expert said on Saturday. Speaking on the sidelines of the 30th AU Summit in Ethiopia, Emmanuel Nnadozie, executive secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation...

Mugabe challenges African leaders to fund AU with his $1m donation

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Monday he was donating $1 million to the African Union (AU), hoping to set an example for African countries to finance AU programs and wean it off funding from outside donors. For years, about...

UN and AU holds summit to strengthen partnership

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and the chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, are convening the first UN-AU Annual Conference on Wednesday 19th April, 2017. The two leaders will look into how to strengthen the partnership between the two...
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South African man shoots his wife, son and mother then himself

The Secunda community in South Africa is reeling in shock after a man Carel Naude, shot his wife, their disabled child, his own mother...

Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking...

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude...