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Toothless Pan-African Parliament could have meaningful powers. Here's how.

The limited "consultative and advisory powers" of the Pan African Parliament hamper the African Union's ability to achieve a prosperous and peaceful Africa as envisioned in its Agenda 2063.

- The Conversation - UK

Rwanda may resettle 30,000 migrants from Libya.

Land-locked Rwanda on Thursday said it may take in some 30,000 migrants stuck in Libya. Rwanda's foreign affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo told Rwandan media that talks are currently under way with the African Union Commission. "What I expect and know is that Rwandans will welcome these people," she said. A ministry ...

- EU Observer - EU

France Seeks UN Meeting on Apparent Slave Auctions in Libya.

France is seeking an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to discuss the alleged sale of African migrants as slaves. President Emmanuel Macron called the video footage aired last week by U.S. news network CNN "scandalous" and "unacceptable." "It is a crime against humanity," Macron said after meeting with African ...

- Voice of America - US

African Union lauds Mugabe's decision to quit.

AUC chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said Mugabe would be remembered as a fearless pan-Africanist who had dedicated a lifetime of service to Zimbabwe.

- Cape Times - SA

African Union welcomes Mugabe resignation.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia,Nov 22 - The African Union has welcomed Robert Mugabe's decision to step down as president of Zimbabwe, saying the people had expressed their will for a “peaceful transfer of power.” AU commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said he “welcomes the decision by President Robert ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

African Union welcomes Robert Mugabe resignation.

The union did not characterise Mugabe's ouster as a coup, but rather a legitimate expression of the will of Zimbabweans.

- Daily Nation - KE

African Union welcomes Mugabe resignation.

After dominating nearly every aspect of Zimbabwean public life for decades, the 93-year-old's tenure on Tuesday ended in an announcement at a special joint session of parliament where MPs had convened to impeach Mugabe after the ruling party sacked him as their leader earlier this week

- Daily Monitor - UG

UNAMID, OHCHR urges Sudan to focus on Darfur displaced civilians.

November 21, 2017 - Sudanese government has to improve security, humanitarian and human rights situation of displaced people in Darfur as the end of armed clashes creates conducive conditions to engage in effective, and durable policies said a joint UN report released on Tuesday. From January 2014 to December 2016 the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

S. Sudanese activists demand Machar's “unconditional” release.

November 20, 2017 - A coalition of South Sudanese activists in the diaspora has called for the “unconditional” release of rebel leader Riek Machar, who is currently confined in South Africa. The group, in a statement, urged the South African authorities, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development , African ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

African Union urges 'credible' probe of Slave markets in Libya.

November 20, 2017 - The head of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Monday has urged a credible inquiry on the 'slave markets' for African migrants in Libya. Mahamat made his request during a meeting with the Libyan Chargé d'Affaires to Ethiopia, Seddigh Elgwairy, to discuss the situation of African migrants ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

African Union urges credible probe for Slave markets in Libya.

November 20, 2017 - The head of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Monday has urged a credible inquiry on the 'slave markets' for African migrants in Libya. Mahamat made his request during a meeting with the Libyan Chargé d'Affaires to Ethiopia, Seddigh Elgwairy, to discuss the situation of African migrants ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

5th African Union - European Union Summit

European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The 5th African Union - European Union summit will take place on 29-30 November 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The summit will be a key moment and opportunity to strengthen relations in a broad range of areas between the two continents, with...

- EU - EU

Sale of Migrants as Slaves in Libya Causes Outrage in Africa and Paris

CNN footage of migrants being auctioned off in the Libyan capital prompted a protest in Paris, condemnation by the African Union and an official inquiry.

- New York Times - US

African Union leaders condemn slave market in Libya, call for action

November 18, 2017 - The head of the African Union Alpha Conde and the chairperson of the commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemned the slave markets of African migrants in Libya and called to bring the culprits to Justice and to end immediately this violation of fundamental human rights. The UN migration agency in April ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Somalia seeks help from US firm to further relations

Washington has allocated $900 million in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia Amisom.

- Daily Nation - KE

African Union leaders condemn slave market in Libya, call for action

November 18, 2017 - The head of the African Union Alpha Conde and the chairperson of the commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemned the slave markets of African migrants in Libya and called bring the culprits to Justice and to end immediately this violation of fundamental human rights. The UN migration agency in April 2017 ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Libya migrant 'slave market' footage sparks outrage

The African Union voices anger after a CNN report appears to show African men being sold at auction.

- BBC - UK

African Union Calls for Libya 'Slave Market' Probe

The African Union on Friday called for Libyan authorities to investigate "slave markets" of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, following the release of shocking images showing the sale of young men. The demand followed the release of CNN footage of a live auction in Libya where black youths were presented ...

- Voice of America - US

AU, UN team visits Darfur to assess UNAMID reconfiguration process

November 17, 2017 - A joint team from the African Union and United Nations has visited Sudan to assess the first phase of the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur reconfiguration and make recommendations for the second phase. In a press release extended to Sudan Tribune, the Mission said the assessment team visited Sudan ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

African Union lets SADC bloc take lead on Zimbabwe

Smail Chergui, the AU commissioner for peace and security, said the union hopes the Zimbabwean military's seizure of control represents "law enforcement efforts" rather than a coup

- Daily Monitor - UG

Sudanese forces, UNAMID conduct joint weapons search in C. Darfur camp

November 16, 2017 - Central Darfur authorities and Darfur hybrid peacekeeping mission Thursday conducted a joint weapons search operation in a camp for displaced persons near the state capital Zalingei. "The state government coordinated with IDPs local leaders, UNAMID forces and humanitarian organizations conducted a ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Zimbabwe crisis: United Nations, African Union react

The UN chief is monitoring the situation and "appeals for calm, non-violence and restraint"

- Daily Monitor - UG

Zimbabwe takeover seems like a coup, African Union says

The military moves to seize power, with veteran President Robert Mugabe under house arrest.

- BBC - UK

Kalma IDPs call to task UNAMID with weapons search operation

November 14, 2017 - The residents of South Darfur largest camp for displaced people have rejected a forcible arms collection campaign the authorities plan to carry out in Kalma during the upcoming days and called to leave the operation for the hybrid peacekeeping mission . The IDPs are reacting to a meeting held at the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Survey of four African states shows devastating effect of conflict on education

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria, Uganda Unsafe or damaged schools, absent teachers and dangerous journeys to class are among the destructive ways that conflict is hitting the learning prospects of young Africans.Brussels event calls on African Union-EU summit to prioritise ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Time to Resolve the Debate Over Immunity and the International Criminal Court

26 October 2017 Dr Max du Plessis Associate Fellow, International Law Programme The dispute between the African Union and the ICC over Omar al-Bashir highlights the need for a conclusive determination on the legal issues. Sudan President Omar al-Bashir on a visit to Ethiopia in April. Photo: Getty Images. When the ...

- Chatham House - UK

Reducing economic and environmental vulnerability to achieve food and nutrition security in Senegal

In June 2014, at the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union, African countries signed the Malabo Declaration, pledging to eliminate hunger in Africa by 2025. Efforts to achieve this objective focus on reducing child malnutrition, specifically decreasing stunting of under-5 children to 10 percent and ...

- Brookings - US

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