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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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Rebels again attacked a city at the center of the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, killing at least six...
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Court jails Sudan’s Omar al Bashir for corruption

A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a rehabilitation...

Twins who married same man for 9 years now divorced, waiting for one man to love them both

Meet Owami and Olwethu Siko, the twins from Gauteng, South Africa who were once married to the same man, TV director Mzukiseni Mzazi when...

Bosnia to release table tennis players to Nigeria

Bosnian authorities have told the BBC that two Nigerian students who were wrongfully deported to Bosnia from Croatia will soon be sent home, but...

UN expert report unmasks Libya arms embargo violations

From buying an Irish navy boat re-registered as a "pleasure yacht" to enlisting a Canadian firm to recruit Sudanese fighters -- Libya's warring parties...