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Peacekeeping operations set to contract as Africa sees exponential growth of...

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African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions in Africa have been slimmed down, rotations have been frozen and most staff are working...

ISS: Can the AU protect citizens against COVID-19 abuses?

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Lockdowns and curfews to fight COVID-19 across Africa have been designed as an abuse of fundamental rights. This was the view of Mélanie Sonhaye...

ISS: Does the Sahel really need more AU troops?

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Last year saw a significant resurgence of extremist violence in the Sahel, especially in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, where the United Nations (UN) recorded over...

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...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...