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SA to take over from Egypt as AU chair

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South Africa has been elected as chair of the African Union for the year 2020 at the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of...

Chinese support for AU peace and security totals $180 million

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China, it was revealed last week, has been “an exemplary partner” to the African Union (AU) providing $180 million worth of funding to the...

AU calls on DR Congo to suspend election result announcement

The African Union called on Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend release of final results of its disputed presidential election due to doubts...

African Union force denies it was involved in arrest of ex-al...

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African Union peacekeepers did not help in the arrest of a former al Shabaab leader that led to clashes in which 11 people were...

AMISOM finds its voice

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) sometimes has struggled to get its message out. The mission had several false starts in trying to...

AU commended by UN for institutional reforms

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United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres commended the African Union (AU), a UN peace partner, and its leadership for progress achieved in institutional...

ISS: AU limits its role in Western Sahara crisis

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The African Union (AU) will be limiting its peace efforts in the Western Sahara in order to support the United Nations' (UN)...

African peacekeeping under the spotlight

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The intricacies and politics of peacekeeping came under the spotlight today at the fourth annual Peacekeeping and Logistics Africa conference in Pretoria. It...

The African Peace and Security Architecture – a system for the...

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The African Standby Force (ASF) has been declared to have reached full operational capability (FOC), in four out the five African regions....

ISS: Silencing the Guns by 2020 – ambitious but essential

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The African Union (AU) Commission's decision to ‘silence the guns by 2020' is a welcome one. Although the vision is clearly ambitious,...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...