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US watching Kony.

The US is working with African Union Mission in Somalia to build capacity for the Somali national army

- Daily Monitor - UG

News24.com | Dlamini-Zuma calls for radical economic transformation in funeral industry.

Former African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called for radical economic transformation in the funeral industry.

- News24.com - ZA

Museveni, UK's Boris Johnson discuss South Sudan, Burundi.

Uganda was the first country to deploy in Somalia in 2007, under AMISOM

- Daily Monitor - UG

NEPAD’s 5% Initiative for Financing African Infrastructure.

NEW YORK, United States of America, September 18, 2017 - The New Partnership for Africa’s Development - African Union’s economic development programme gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Flagship reforms for a more effective African Union: A conversation with Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

Though the African Union is mandated to enhance cooperation among member states, support the strength of institutions across the continent, and spur development, it has yet to fully deliver on its mission. Earlier this year, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda published a formal review that proposes recommendations for a more ...

- Brookings - US

UNAMID to complete phase one of withdrawal by end of September.

September 18, 2017 - The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur said seven more team sites will be closed by the end of the month as part of phase one of the Mission's reconfiguration. Earlier this month, the Mission said four team sites have been closed to date including Malha, Mellit and Um Kadada, North Darfur, and ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

ATUMNET Opposes EU Border Externalization, Calls For Fair Labour Migration Recruitment.

The African Trade Union Migration Network is seriously opposing the European Union border externalization practices by campaigning for African governments and the African Union to refuse to enter into such agreements as well as insist on genuine collective engagement as against the current EU divide and rule engagement ...

- ModernGhana - GH

FREE SHS: African Union Commends Nana Addo.

The African Union Commission has commended the Government of Ghana for implementing the Free Senior High School policy, indicating that it is a sure way of ensuring the growth of the country and Africa as a whole. Ambassador Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission, who gave the commendation while ...

- ModernGhana - GH

UN envoy stresses urgency of adequate, predictable resources for AU Mission in Somalia.

A senior United Nations official today called for greater support for the African Union Mission in Somalia and warned that lack of funding could endanger hard-won progress in the country.

- UN - INT

U.S. propose more UN sanctions, arms embargo on S. Sudan.

September 11, 2017 - The United States proposed to impose an international arms embargo on South Sudan if there is no positive development in the implementation of the peace agreement, diplomatic sources told Sudan Tribune.. The proposal was made during a joint meeting for the UN Security Council and the African Union Peace ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

UNAMID denies “improper handover” of bases in North Darfur.

September 11, 2017 - The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur on Monday denied allegations of “improper handover” of team sites in North Darfur. On Saturday, two Darfur armed groups, the Justice and Equality Movement and Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi , accused the Mission of handing over two former ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

U.S propose more UN sanctions, arms embargo on S. Sudan

September 11, 2017 - The United States proposed to impose an international arms embargo on South Sudan if there is no positive development in the implementation of the peace agreement, diplomatic sources told Sudan Tribune.. The proposal was made during a joint meeting for the UN Security Council and the African Union Peace ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

SPLM-N al-Hilu reiterated its commitment to a united Sudan, African Union official

September 10, 2017 - In a recent meeting with the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel , the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North al-Hilu explained its position on the self-determination reiterated its commitment to the unity of Sudan, said an African Union official on Sunday. In March 2017, the Nuba Mountains ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

UNAMID handed over its former bases to Darfur militia: rebel groups

September 9, 2017 - Two Sudanese armed groups accused the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur of handing over two former bases in North Darfur state to the notorious Rapid Support Forces militia. The UNAMID, which is tasked with the protection of civilians from militia attacks, handed over several sites in Darfur to the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

UNAMID handed over its former bases to Darfur militia: rebels groups

September 9, 2017 - Two Sudanese armed groups accused the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur of handing over two former bases in North Darfur state to the notorious Rapid Support Forces militia. The UNAMID, which is tasked with the protection of civilians from militia attacks, handed over several sites in Darfur to the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Ethiopia: UNSC, AUPSC convene joint peace, security meeting on Africa

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle September 8, 2017 - The United Nations Security Council and African Union Peace and Security Council on Friday held their 11th Annual Joint Consultative meeting here in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa at the AU Headquarters. Representatives of the 15 UNSC member countries arrived in Addis Ababa, ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

AU delegation assesses impact of U.S. sanctions on North Darfur

September 8, 2017 - A delegation from the Pan-African Parliament , the legislative body of the African Union, has started a visit to North Darfur to assess the situation ahead of its meeting with the U.S. Congress to discuss the full lift of sanctions imposed on Sudan. On Friday, the governor of North Darfur state ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

ICRC delegation to the African Union presents credentials to African Union chairperson

Article | The ICRC delegation to the African Union has had 'observer status' at the AU since 1992 after it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the then OAU.

- ICRC - INT

Sudan to participate in African Union summit on Libya

September 5, 2017 , Sudan's Vice President Hassabo Abdel-Rahman will travel next Friday to the Republic of Congo to participate in an African Union summit on the Libyan crisis. Abdel Rahman will participate in the third meeting of the African Union High-level Committee on Libya, which will be held at the level of heads of ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Security Council extends African-led mission in Somalia, targets handover to national security forces

The United Nations Security Council today extended its authorization of the African Union Mission in Somalia until 31 May 2018, approving a reduction of its uniformed personnel to a maximum 21,626 by 31 December 2017, with an eye towards the gradual handover over of responsibilities to Somali security forces.

- UN - INT

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