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African mediators discuss peace and national dialogue in Khartoum.

April 28, 2017 - Representatives of the African Union chief mediator Thabo Mbeki Thursday in Khartoum have started consultations with government officials and opposition leaders on the peace talks and national dialogue. The African Union representative in Khartoum, Mahmoud Kan and the Intergovernmental Authority on ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Senegal/Chad: Court Upholds Habré Conviction.

– The decision on April 27, 2017, by the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal to uphold the conviction of former Chadian President Hissène Habré vindicates the persistence of the victims' struggle for justice and the fight against impunity in Africa, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 30, 2016, the Extraordinary ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

African Criminal Court: Consultation On Malabo Protocol To Be Held In Dakar May 2-3.

Representatives from leading civil society organizations, professional associations, governments, African Union , academia, and key media leaders in West Africa are scheduled to participate in a two-day consultation on the Malabo Protocol in Dakar from 2-3 May, 2017. The Malabo Protocol or the ldquo;Protocol on Amendments ...

- ModernGhana - GH

CES Lectures: LECIA Research Fellow wants more grass-root participation at AU.

A Research Fellow at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy Dr Juliana Appiah has deplored the increasing elitist posturing by the AU at the expense of grassroot participation. The Lead Researcher says African leaders must publicise the immense benefits of the African Union in order to get the citizens ...

- ModernGhana - GH

U.S. diplomat discusses peace talks in Khartoum.

April 26, 2017 - The representative of the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Paul Steven, Wednesday has discussed with government officials and opposition parties issues of peace and the ongoing developments in the country. The American diplomat discussed with the Sudanese presidential aide Ibrahim ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Rex Tillerson ghosted on his meeting with the African Union chief.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson infuriated the leader of the 55-nation African Union after backing out of their scheduled meeting at the last minute, Foreign Policy reports. Experts on African diplomacy say the snub could result in "lasting consequences and potentially burn bridges that took decades to build." People ...

- The Week - US

African Union: Launch of the Swahili version of the Luanda Guidelines.

Article | The Luanda Guidelines are aimed at improving the conditions of arrest, police custody and pre-trial detention in Africa.

- ICRC - INT

The Trump administration has rattled allies and partners worldwide — now you can add Africa to the list.

AP Photo/Alexander ZemlianichenkoJust months into office, the Trump's administration has rattled allies and partners in North America, Europe, and Asia. Now you can add Africa to that list. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson invited the chairperson of the African Union to Washington for a meeting, then backed out on him at ...

- Business Insider - US

Chad's Hissene Habre awaits appeal verdict for war crimes.

DAKAR, Senegal, Apr 25 - Chad's former president Hissene Habre will Thursday hear the final decision on an appeal against a life sentence for war crimes, crimes against humanity and rape, following his landmark conviction last year. The Extraordinary African Chambers, a body created by Senegal and the African Union , ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

SPLM-N calls to postpone Sudan peace talks and to delay lift of U.S. sanction.

April 24, 2017 - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North Monday announced they agreed with the African Union chief mediator Thabo Mbeki to postpone peace talks to next July and requested Washington to delay the permanent lifting of sanctions on Sudan for another six-month period. An SPLM-N delegation, including its ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

US Offers Training as Somalia Fights for Security.

The U.S. and the African Union agree that the time for Somalis to take over security responsibility in their country is swiftly approaching. During a conference call organized by U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany, General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of AFRICOM, said the recent announcement that the U.S. will send ...

- Voice of America - US

Regional Consequences of Trump's Travel Ban

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order suspending the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, indefinitely prohibiting all Syrian refugees from entering the United States and banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. The executive ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Middle East Reactions to Trump’s Travel Ban

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order suspending the United States Refugee Admissions Program, indefinitely prohibiting all Syrian refugees from entering the United States and banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. The ...

- The Washington Institute - US

UN, African Union sign new partnership framework to better respond to evolving challenges

United Nations Secretary-General AntĂłnio Guterres and the Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today signed a new landmark framework to strengthen partnership between the two organizations on peace and security pillars and better respond to the changing dimensions and evolving challenges of peace ...

- UN - INT

Sudanese security disperses protest by UNAMID's former workers in El-Fasher

April 19, 2017 - The National Intelligence and Security Services Wednesday has dispersed a protest pause by the former local staff of the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur in North Darfur capital, El-Fasher. More than 50 ex-workers have protested for two days in front of the UNAMID's headquarters in El-Fasher for ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Opposition alliance renews calls on AUHIP for meeting on Sudan peace process

April 18, 2017 - The opposition alliance Sudan Call Tuesday has called on the African Union mediators to meet them to discuss the way forward on the peace process. The call comes after a visit of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel chief Thabo Mbeki to Khartoum from 7 to 9 April where he met with the Sudanese ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Zambia: Support International Criminal Court

– Zambia should reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court to best advance justice for victims of atrocities, a group of African organizations and international nongovernmental organizations with a presence in Africa said today. Expand The International Criminal Court premises in The Hague. © 2016 Human ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

AU and ICRC call on states to respect the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, the Convention on Cluster Munitions and other relevant treaties

Article | For the fourth year in a row, the African Union Commission , and the ICRC jointly commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 4 April 2017, at the AU Headquarters.

- ICRC - INT

Joint statement of the ICRC and the African Union on the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness

Article | On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the Commission of the African Union and the ICRC organized an awareness session for staff members of the Commission working in environments that may be

- ICRC - INT

A 'different' Darfur has emerged since 2003; exit strategy for AU-UN mission being considered

The African Union and the United Nations are actively discussing with the Government of Sudan how best to configure a strategy for AU-UN peacekeeping to eventually leave Darfur, the head of that operation said today.

- UN - INT

Central African Republic: Security Council pledges support for President's efforts to stabilize country

The United Nations Security Council today expressed its support for the efforts of President Faustin Archange Touadera of the Central African Republic to restore State authority as well as for the African Union-led mediation initiative to find a political solution to the situation in the crisis-torn country.

- UN - INT

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