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Military exercises by Amisom and US focus on Somalia exit.

Amisom has announced it will begin pulling its 22,000 soldiers out of Somalia next year.

- Daily Nation - KE

UNHRC expands mandate of South Sudan human rights monitoring body.

March 24, 2017 - The United Nations Human Rights Council Friday expanded the mandate of a three-member monitoring and advisory body on transitional justice and accountability issues in South Sudan and ordered to provide its findings also to the African Union hybrid court. On 23 March 2016, the Council decided to establish, ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

US opposes transition of AMISOM to UN peacekeeping mission.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 - The United States has opposed the transition of the African Union Mission in Somalia to a UN Peacekeeping Mission. Speaking during a UN Security Council Briefing on Somalia on Thursday, US Deputy Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Michele J. Sison said the international community ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

News24.com | Western Sahara wants AU to sanction Morocco after no-show.

Western Sahara wants African Union to sanction Morocco after skipping meeting on territory

- News24.com - ZA

Western Sahara wants AU to sanction Morocco after no-show.

Western Sahara's top diplomat is calling on African countries to sanction Morocco after it failed to attend an African Union meeting on the disputed territory.

- FOX News - US

EU announces financial support for AMISOM.

The European Union has announced that it is providing the Africa Union Mission in Somalia with EUR120 million to cover operational, training, and payroll costs for six months. The announcement was made on 17 March by Neven Mimica, European commissioner for international

- Jane’s - US

UNWTO Secretary General candidate landed key African Union Leadership Position.

The Zimbabwe UNWTO Candidate for Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization , Eng.

- eTurboNews - US

Fukushima fishermen fight release of tainted water as tritium standoff continues.

On Feb. 25, against a clear sky, fishing boats bearing colorful banners used to signal a rich haul returned to their home port of Ukedo in the town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture. Cheers erupted as the boats, which had taken refuge in Minamisoma in the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the The post Fukushima ...

- The Japan Times - JP

EU scales up response to famine and drought-affected countries in Horn of Africa with additional €165 million.

Source: European Commission, European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda The assistance will be allocated to respond to the crisis caused by the conflict in South Sudan as well the drought in Somalia, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

EU scales up response to famine and drought-affected countries in Horn of Africa with additional €165 million.

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda This assistance will be allocated to respond to the crisis caused by the conflict in South Sudan as well the drought in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.On ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UK to refocus funding to UPDF in Somalia.

The United Kingdom is considering reviewing funding for the African Union Mission in Somalia on the basis of the country's contribution, according to highly placed sources.

- Daily Monitor - UG

EU reinforces cooperation with the African Union and announces new peace building support of €120 million

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2017 High Representative/Vice President, Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, on official visit to the African Union Today the High Representative/Vice President, Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner for ...

- EU - EU

EU scales-up its response to famine and drought affected countries in Horn of Africa with an additional €165 million

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2017 Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica announced today additional EU support to respond to the crises in South Sudan, Somalia and its neighbouring countries, during an official visit to the African Union.

- EU - EU

Prisoner exchange indicates SPLM-N's confidence in Sudanese government agreeing humanitarian access, increasing likelihood of sanctions reporting requirements being lifted

EVENT The Sudanese government stated on 13 March that the anti-government Sudanese People's Liberation Movement - North must accept a US proposal to deliver humanitarian aid to Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, if an African Union -mediated peace process is to result in a cessation

- Jane’s - US

Opinion: The ICC can’t live with Africa, but it can’t live without it either

On the first of February, 2017, the African Union issued a resolution encouraging member states to withdraw from the International Criminal Court . Whatever comes of it, the reported plan is the culmination of a highly publicised pushback by African states, which have accused the court of political bias, interference in ...

- University of Cambridge - UK

Sudan, EU hold “clear and candid” discussions in Khartoum

March 14, 2017 - Officials from Sudan's foreign ministry and the visiting European Union delegation on Tuesday have discussed various issues of common concern, said Sudanese diplomat. Director of the international relations department at the foreign ministry Mahmoud Hassan al-Amin told reporters following the meeting that ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

AU launches internet domain to bring Africans under one umbrella

The African Union on Friday launched DotAfrica , a vehicle for socio-cultural activities by forging a unique online identity which will bring products, services and information under one umbrella throughout the continent

- Daily Monitor - UG

AU chairperson welcomes POWs release by Sudan and SPLM-N

March 12, 2017 - The outgoing head of the African Union, Commission Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomed the recent release of prisoners of war by the Sudanese government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North saying it contribute to create a conducive environment for peace talks. On 8 March, The Sudanese President ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

AU chairperson welcomes POWs by Sudan and SPLM-N

March 12, 2017 - The outgoing head of the African Union, Commission Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomed the recent release of prisoners of war by the Sudanese government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North saying it contribute to create a conducive environment for peace talks. On 8 March, The Sudanese President ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Women's progress uneven and facing backlash, UN rights chief warns ahead of International Day

The United Nations human rights office today launched a joint report with the African Union and UN Women detailing the progress and challenges to women's struggle for human rights in Africa, while the UN rights chief warned that the women's movement around the world is facing a backlash that hurts both men and women.

- UN - INT

Countdown to AMISOM withdrawal: Is Somalia ready?

Al-Shabab remains a potent threat. Can Somalia’s security crisis be solved before AMISOM troops withdraw in 2020?

- UN - INT

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