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Abyei talks due to resume next week in Addis Ababa.

May 26, 2017 - The Sudanese committee for the administration of Abyei area said it has received an invitation from the African Union to resume the discussions with its South Sudanese counterpart on Tuesday. Ownership of Abyei, a disputed oil-producing region contested by Sudan and South Sudan, remained contentious even ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Africa Day 2017 Focuses on Investing in Youth.

For more than half a century, Africa's identity and unity have been celebrated around the world on May 25, in honor of the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity, now known as the African Union . "Celebrating Africa Day, to me, is recognizing not only what Africa has contributed to the rest of the world, ...

- Voice of America - US

Five things you might not know about Africa.

Africa Day is 25 May, it marks the creation of the Organisation of African Unity, now called the African Union.

- BBC - UK

Sudan urges UNAMID to condemn recent rebel attacks in Drafur.

May 25, 2017 - Sudan has called on the hybrid peacekeeping mission to condemn the recent rebel attacks in North and East Darfur pointing that they breached a cessation of hostilities and destabilise regional peace and security. In a meeting held at his office in Khartoum, Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdel-Ghani ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

AU-EU joint space-based initiative calls for proposals.

Addis Ababa May 25, 2017 The African Union and the European Union on Tuesday launched the call for proposals for the space-based initiative dubbed the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa Grants. At a ceremony held in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, the two institutions said it is an open invitation for ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

UNAMID renews commitment to help bring lasting peace in Darfur.

May 24, 2017 - The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur has renewed commitment to exert every possible effort within its capabilities and mandate to assist the parties to the conflict to reach a lasting peace in the region. In a message to the Sudanese government and people on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

The world's top health organization just picked its next leader to lead us through the next public health crises.

ReutersEhiopia's former health minister has been elected to serve as the next director-general of the World Health Organization. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 52, will succeed Dr. Margaret Chan on July 1. Tedros, who is known by his first name, defeated Dr. David Nabarro, 67, of Britain and Dr. Sania Nishtar, 54, of Pakistan. ...

- Business Insider - US

UNAMID expresses concern over recent fighting in Darfur.

May 22, 2017 - The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur Monday has expressed deep concern over the recent clashes between government forces and rebel groups in North and East Darfur states. On Friday, fierce clashes erupted between government forces and the Sudan Liberation Movement - Minni Minnawi and the SLM-Transitional ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Khartoum Juba agree on strategies to secure Sudan's debt relief.

May 21, 2017 - Last Friday during a tripartite held in Addis Ababa, Sudan and South Sudan agreed on strategies for engaging creditors and donors. to relief Sudan from its debt before the secession of South Sudan in 2011. The Tripartite Committee was established under the Cooperation Agreement of 2012 between Sudan and South ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

UNSC may decide partial withdrawal of UNAMID troops from Darfur.

May 19, 2017 - The Sudanese government Thursday said the UN Security Council will include the implementation of recommendations of the tripartite team tasked with developing an exit strategy for the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur in its decision to renew the mandate of the Mission in June. A tripartite working group ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

African Union delegation says security situation in Jebel Marra prevents IDPs return.

May 18, 2017 - A visiting delegation from the African Union Peace and Security Council Thursday has acknowledged the improvement of the situation in Darfur region, however, it underscored that security challenges in Jebel Marra area prevent the return of displaced civilians to their homes. During a four-day visit to the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

AUPSC delegation visits North Darfur

May 16, 2017 - A visiting team from the African Union Peace and Security Council Tuesday has started a visit to Darfur to assess the situation in the restive region. The AUPSC delegation on Tuesday met with the governor of North Darfur state Abdel-Wahid Youssef and the security committee in El-Fasher to discuss the recent ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudan, AUPSC discuss recent developments in Darfur

May 15, 2017 - A visiting delegation from the African Union Peace and Security Council Monday has discussed with the Sudanese government officials recent developments in Darfur region. The Sudanese side was chaired by the Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdel-Ghani al-Nai'm while the AUPSC side was headed by the Ugandan ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Central African Republic: Ugandan Troops Harm Women, Girls

– Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, and threatened some victims to remain silent, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ugandan military has been deployed in the country since 2009 as a part of the African ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Investigations urgently needed into abuse by Ugandan troops in CAR

Source: Human Rights Watch Country: Central African Republic, Uganda Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, Human Rights Watch said.Investigations, Redress Urgently Needed – Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UNAMID head briefs Sudanese gov't on meeting with Darfur groups

Mai 14, 2017 - UNAMID Joint Special Representative, Kingsley Mamabolo, has briefed the Sudanese government about the outcome of his recent meeting with armed groups in Darfur. Mamabolo held a meeting with the Sudan Liberation Movement - Minni Minnawi and the Justice and Equality Movement earlier this month in Paris to ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Central African Republic: Ugandan Troops Harm Women

– Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, and threatened some victims to remain silent, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ugandan military has been deployed in the country since 2009 as a part of the African ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

The African Union Vision for Peace and Prosperity in Africa

Research Event 12 May 2017 - 15:00 to 16:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson, African Union CommissionChair: Jeremy Astill-Brown, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House Chatham House, London Africa Programme Register Interest The African Union , guided by the ...

- Chatham House - UK

The African Union Vision for Peace and Prosperity in Africa

Research Event 12 May 2017 - 15:00 to 16:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson, African Union Commission Chatham House, London Africa Programme Register Interest The African Union , guided by the principles outlined in Agenda 2063, remains committed to achieving greater unity ...

- Chatham House - UK

Reforming the African Union: The vital challenge of implementation

There is no shortage of ideas within Africa about how to create prosperity for the continent's peoples, and there is huge potential. But making the most of the opportunities ahead will increasingly require Africa's economies to work together, and for its institutions to improve their governance and performance. The African ...

- Brookings - US

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

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