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latest news headlines | Dlamini-Zuma pays tribute to Mamoepa.

Former African Union chair Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has honoured government communicator and struggle veteran Ronnie Mamoepa.

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Chinese regional leverage and offer to mediate between Eritrea and Djibouti makes border war unlikely.

Event China's ambassador to the African Union, Kuang Weilin, has said that his country is ready to mediate in the ongoing border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea, and to send peacekeepers to the contested Dumeira region The original mediator, Qatar, withdrew its 450 peacekeeping troops on 14

- Jane’s - US

Peace is the 'bedrock' for women's development and human rights UN deputy chief says in DR Congo.

The importance of reversing the tragedies of violence, particularly against women and children, and ensuring that women's and girl's voices are heard in all aspects of society are at the core of the second leg of a high-level United Nations-African Union mission to Africa, which today visited the Democratic Republic of the ...

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U.S. calls for humanitarian truce and new UNAMID base in Darfur's Jebel Marra.

July 25, 2017 - The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum Tuesday said alarmed by the "deteriorating humanitarian situation" in Jebel Marra. Further, it called on the warring parties to commit themselves to a cessation of hostilities and to authorise a UNAMID base in the mountainous area. In line with the five-track framework over the ...

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China offers to mediate Djibouti-Eritrea border row as it expands military presence in Africa.

China has offered to mediate in the lingering border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea, weeks after its fleet began to sail to its first overseas base in the Horn of Africa. Kuang Weilin, the Chinese Ambassador to the African Union, suggested that China will consider sending troops to the border between the two East ...

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S. Sudanese youth calls for AU peace-mediation process.

July 24, 2017 - A group of South Sudanese youth on Monday rejected the Intergovernmental Authority on Development involvement in the revitalization of South Sudan's 2015 peace deal and called for a process that is mediated by the African Union . The group, in a statement, said four countries that directly border South Sudan ...

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Book Launch: Making Africa Work.

Research Event 8 Sep 2017 - 12:30 to 13:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria ; Chairperson, African Union Dr Greg Mills, Director, Brenthurst FoundationChair: Rt Hon Douglas Alexander, Shadow UK Foreign Secretary Chatham House, London Africa ...

- Chatham House - UK

Sudan clashes kill up to 10 in Darfur: tribal chiefs.

The UN and the African Union maintain that the Darfur conflict is winding down, and their peacekeeping mission -- among the costliest with a budget of more than $1 billion -- is being trimmed.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Sudan clashes kill up to 10 in Darfur: tribal chiefs.

Clashes between two Arab tribes come as the UN and African Union prepare to downsize their peacekeeping mission.

- Al Jazeera - QA

UN official urges to authorise new UNAMID base in Darfur's Jebel Marra.

July 22, 2017 - The head of U.N. peacekeeping operations John Pierre Lacroix on Saturday paid a visit to Central Darfur State where he inspected the security situation and called to authorise the opening of a UNAMID base in Gulu area. Lacroix made the request for the during a meeting with the Central Darfur Deputy Governor, ...

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Sudan accuses SPLAM-N of seeking to renege on previous agreements.

July 22, 2017 - Spokesperson of the Sudanese government negotiating delegation Hussein Hamdi has accused the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/North of seeking to wriggle out of previous understandings reached between the two sides. The semi-official Sudan Media Center on Friday quoted Hamdi as saying Sudan has informed ...

- - FR | China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea

China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month, China's top diplomat to the African Union has said, as the Asian giant's military role overseas grows.

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Mbeki to disclose AU stance on Kenya polls Saturday

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 21 - The Head of the African Union Election Observation Mission to Kenya, former South African President Thabo Mbeki, has lauded stakeholders in this year's General Election for cooperating with his team. Mbeki who met Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi on Friday expressed satisfaction with ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea

China's top diplomat to the African Union says his country would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Uhuru to AU: Opposition in plot to sabotage elections

President Uhuru Kenyatta has told the African Union that the opposition was engaged in a campaign to force the postponement of the August elections.

- TheCitizen - TZ

'Less fighting' in Darfur led to troops cut: UN official

The Security Council in June decided to downsize UNAMID

- Daily Nation - KE

In Nigeria, UN deputy chief says 'messages of women' vital to sustainable peace, development

Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well ensuring their voices are heard in all aspects of society, the United Nations deputy chief told reporters in Abuja today as part of a first-ever UN-African Union trip focused on women, peace and security.

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Opposition bent on subverting the will of Kenyans, Uhuru tells AU team

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has told the African Union that the Opposition was engaged in a blatant campaign to force a postponement of the August elections to subvert the will of Kenyans. At a meeting with an African Union elections observer team led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki, ...

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UN Chief Urges More International Cooperation on Africa

The U.N. secretary-general urged the international community Wednesday to, in his words, “change the narrative” about Africa.  Antonio Guterres said countries should cooperate more with the continent to recognize its vast potential and prevent and manage conflicts there. Guterres told a Security Council debate ...

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International community needs to 'change narrative' about Africa - UN chief Guterres

Briefing the Security Council on their strengthened collaboration, top officials from the African Union and the United Nations today highlighted their joint work on peace and security in the Gambia, Somalia and South Sudan, as well as other African countries, and urged adequate, timely and predictable funding.

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Sudan's defence minister, UN peacekeeping head discuss UNAMID reduction

July 19, 2017 - Sudan's Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf Wednesday discussed with the head of UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix the implementation of the Security Council's resolution to reduce the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur . Last month, the UNSC unanimously approved a resolution to ...

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Senior U.N official to visit the Sudan, South Sudan

July 17, 2017 - The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix is due to visit Sudan, South Sudan and Abyei, the world body said in a statement on Monday. Lacroix will, during his tour, visit the UN peacekeeping operations in Darfur , in Abyei and in South Sudan . While, in ...

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African Union Troops Vacate Base in Somali University

Expand Screenshot from a video showing the ceremony as Burundian soldiers from AMISOM leave their military base on the Somalia National University campus in Dharkenley district, west of Mogadishu. © 2017 Waafi Films There was a marching band, a choir, dignitaries, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. On Tuesday, some 300 ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Africa in the news: AU summit focuses on youth, South Africa debates Reserve Bank, and Zambian president announces state of emergency

Twenty-ninth biannual African Union summit is held in Addis Ababa On Monday, the 29th biannual African Union summit opened in Ethiopia under the theme Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth.' During the summit, Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed called for the AU and the United Nations to ...

- Brookings - US

Child under-nutrition costs DRC economy $1 billion a year

Source: Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, African Union, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Food Programme, New Partnership for Africa's Development Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC could save up to $383 million by 2025 if the prevalence of underweight ...

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Deputy UN chief highlights stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa's youth

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today called for strengthening the relationship between the African Union and the United Nations to deliver on promised development for Africa's youth.

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UN: Drastic Cuts to Darfur Mission Misguided

Expand United Nations Mission in Darfur peacekeepers stand guard in Shagra village, North Darfur, October 18, 2012.  © 2012 Reuters – A planned reduction of peacekeeping troops in Darfur risks leaving civilians without much-needed protection in the face of continued violence, Human Rights Watch said today. The United ...

- Human Rights Watch - US