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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...

AU suspends Sudan

The African Union (AU) suspended Sudan until there was civilian rule, intensifying global pressure on its new military leaders to stand down after the...

ISS: Beyond politics – options for an AU-UN partnership that delivers

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The human security benefits of collaboration between the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) are clear. With the formidable resources and political clout...

ISS: Will The Gambia be a turning point for AU peace...

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Despite having policy on post-conflict reconstruction and development since 2006, the African Union (AU) has long struggled to turn this into a practical and...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...