African Union, Russia vow to strengthen cooperation

The African Union (AU) and Russia Wednesday vowed to strengthen their partnership and cooperation in different areas.

UN takes charge of Central African Republic peacekeeping force

The United Nations on Monday took over a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic previously run by the African Union, a move that rights groups said must lead to more action to protect civilians from attack.

African Union holds emergency meet on Ebola

The African Union (AU) executive council Monday began its emergency meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to consolidate collective continental efforts against the deadly disease.

AU, WHO work closely to contain Ebola virus

A pan-African organisation and UN`s health agency have been working closely to address the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus which has killed more than 1,000 people since earlier this year.

Obama hosts 50 African leaders to strengthen ties with Africa

Facing competition from China and other emerging powers, US President Barack Obama is hosting leaders of over 50 African countries in an unprecedented high- powered summit here, aimed at strengthening ties with Africa - home to some of the world`s fastest growing economies.

Somali `Shebab commanders` killed in African Union offensive: AU

African Union troops in Somalia said Friday they had killed two "senior" commanders of the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents, in the latest push of an offensive against the extremist fighters.

Tribal clashes kill 20 in Sudan`s Darfur

Tribal clashes have reignited in Sudan`s Darfur region, leaving up to 20 dead, local sources said today.

AU hails Sudanese political leader`s release

The African Union has welcomed release of former prime minister of Sudan and President of the National UMMA Party, Imam Sadiq Al-Mahdi.

Egypt to be allowed back into African Union: Official

The African Union is set to readmit Egypt and end it`s nearly year-long suspension from the grouping because of the country`s military coup, an official said Wednesday.

AU ends Egypt, Guinea Bissau suspension after elections

The African Union (AU) ended the suspension of Egypt and Guinea Bissau from the grouping on Tuesday after the two countries elected new leaders, a senior AU official said.

Controversial Ugandan FM elected UN General Assembly president

Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa was elected president of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, media reported Thursday.

Peacekeeper killed, three wounded in Sudan`s Darfur

A Rwandan peacekeeper was killed and three others were wounded in a gunbattle Saturday after trying to mediate a tribal dispute in Sudan`s Darfur region, an African Union-UN mission said.

Northern Mali rebels agree to ceasefire

Armed rebels who humiliated Mali`s army in a deadly offensive across the northern desert agreed to a ceasefire Friday after talks with African Union chairman Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, a diplomatic source said.

Death toll doubles to 19 in Somali attack: African Union

African Union forces in Somalia on Tuesday said a "cowardly" bomb attack the previous day had killed 19 people, nearly double the number initially reported.

UN raises alarm over escalating violence in Darfur

United Nations and African Union officials sounded an alarm on Thursday over the worsening violence in Sudan`s western Darfur region, which has led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people this year in the remote, conflict-torn territory.

African Union opens probe into South Sudan atrocities

The African Union opened a commission of inquiry Wednesday into atrocities carried out in the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.

Peacekeepers denied access as villages `burned` in Sudan`s Darfur

Sudanese authorities have denied international peacekeepers access to part of the troubled Darfur region where villages have been reported burned and civilians uprooted, the mission said.

Islamic body to visit Central African Republic

Islamic countries agreed to send fact-finding mission to the Central African Republic and to appoint a special representative to coordinate efforts with the African Union and the United Nations.

22nd African Union summit concludes

The 22nd African Union Summit concluded in the Ethiopian capital city.

Ban says African Union must send troops to Central Africa crisis

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on the African Union to speedily provide promised troops to halt the worsening crisis in Central African Republic.