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Ramaphosa meets Libya GNA Prime Minister in Pretoria

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South African president Cyril Ramaphosa hosted Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj from the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) ahead of this week’s AU contact...

Insufficient money for new AU security fund

The AU will not finance security operations from a new fund until 2023 because it received fewer contributions than hoped. The AU, which groups...

Ramaphosa assumes AU chairmanship

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“Let us build the Africa we want. Let the guns be silenced. Let our swords be beaten to ploughshares and our spears turned into...

UN, AU sign health agreement

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In the drive towards universal health coverage, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the African Union (AU) Commission cemented a mutual commitment to global...

UN Security Council and African alliances

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The Security Council’s engagement with member states, partner organisations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed “more than ever”,...

Somalia’s al Shabaab raid military base, loot weapons

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Fighters belonging to Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed an army base near the capital Mogadishu on Sunday, looted it for weapons and...

AU lifts Sudan suspension

The African Union (AU) lifted its suspension of Sudan’s membership in the bloc, ending a three-month freeze in place pending the installation of a...

AU, Small Arms Survey map illicit arms flows in Africa

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In the first-ever continental analysis of illicit arms flows in Africa, the African Union Commission (AU) and the Small Arms Survey identify the scale,...

ISS: Can the AU and UN find common ground on Sudan?

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Recent developments around Sudan’s transfer of political power show why a more strategic partnership between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN),...

Ethiopian/AU mediation needs to be unified – Sudan military council

Sudan’s ruling military council said Ethiopia and the African Union needed to unify efforts to mediate between the council and an opposition coalition on...

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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...