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Blow to China: African Union discovers data theft, espionage; ditches Chinese servers

China has reponded characterstically, dismissing the allegation instead of trying to win back the trust.

Jan 30, 2018, 11:51 AM IST

African countries unite at UN against Donald Trump slur, ask for apology

The African Union, representing 55 member states, is furious over a reported slur by the US President. 

Jan 13, 2018, 08:12 AM IST

Mortar attack kills three in Somalia, say police, ambulance services

Mortar shells fired into homes in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed three people and wounded five, police and ambulance services said on Friday.

Apr 07, 2017, 18:23 PM IST

Al-Shabaab suicide bomber strikes AU base in Somalia

A Shabaab suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into an African Union military base in central Somalia on Tuesday, a security official said.

Oct 25, 2016, 15:45 PM IST

AU to send delegation to unrest-hit Gabon

The African Union said Monday it is ready to send a delegation to Gabon where a disputed election has sparked deadly violence in recent days, a statement said.

Sep 06, 2016, 04:57 AM IST

Opposition says Gabon security forces try to storm HQ

Gabon security forces were attempting to storm the opposition headquarters early Thursday, leaving several people injured, party leaders said, hours after President Ali Bongo claimed victory in contested polls.

Sep 01, 2016, 09:08 AM IST

Car bomb kills five soldiers outside Somali president's palace: Police

A car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants killed five soldiers outside the president's palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and badly damaged two nearby hotels, police said.

Aug 30, 2016, 16:19 PM IST

Over 300 Al-Shabaab suspects nabbed in Somalia

Over 300 Al-Shabaab suspects were arrested on Tuesday in Mogadishu during a security operation by joint forces from Somalian government and African Union peacekeeping mission (Amisom), authorities said.

Aug 16, 2016, 20:35 PM IST

Suicide bomber was former Somali MP: Shabaab

A former Somali MP who joined the Shabaab group in 2010 was one of two suicide bombers who killed 13 people near a United Nations and African Union base, the militants announced on Wednesday.

Jul 27, 2016, 15:23 PM IST

Two explosions kill 8 near Mogadishu airport

At least eight people were killed on Tuesday when two huge bombs went off near Mogadishu's airport, including one close to the UN's political office in the Somali capital, a security source said.

Jul 26, 2016, 15:16 PM IST

Morocco wants to rejoin African Union: King Mohammed VI

Morocco wants to rejoin the African Union.

Jul 18, 2016, 09:36 AM IST

South Sudan struggles to avert `catastrophe`

Street sweepers in Juba have cleaned up the blood and bullet casings after gun battles at the Presidential palace.

Jul 18, 2016, 08:56 AM IST

South Sudan violence to dominate African Union meet

The AU`s goal of bringing peace to the continent by 2020 has been dealt a hammer blow by the fighting that raged for four days in the South Sudanese capital Juba.

Jul 15, 2016, 09:29 AM IST

Eight soldiers killed in Somalia military base attack, Al-Shabab militants claim responsibility

Eight soldiers were killed when a suicide car bomb targeted a Somalia military training camp and attackers then entered the base on foot, the military said today.

Jul 11, 2016, 18:44 PM IST

Militants raid Ethiopian base in latest Somalia attack

 Shabaab fighters attacked an Ethiopian army base in central Somalia early Thursday in the latest raid targeting foreign soldiers deployed as part of an African Union force in the country, rebels and local residents said. 

Jun 09, 2016, 12:56 PM IST

UN pushes South Sudan to quickly form unity government

The United Nations on Tuesday pushed South Sudan`s rival sides to quickly form a new unity government after rebel leader Riek Machar returned to Juba and was sworn in as vice president.

Apr 26, 2016, 23:32 PM IST

Somalia executes two Shebab fighters for killing journalist

Two members of Somalia`s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab jihadist group were executed by firing squad Saturday for the murder of a journalist killed by a car bomb last year, a judge said.

Apr 09, 2016, 17:25 PM IST

Jacob Zuma`s ex-wife touted as possible South African president

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is a long-standing heavyweight in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, holding several ministerial positions since the end of white-minority rule in 1994.

Apr 07, 2016, 11:14 AM IST

China appoints special envoy to Syria

China on Tuesday said it has appointed its first special envoy to Syria, as part of efforts to increase its diplomatic footprint in the Middle East.

Mar 29, 2016, 17:23 PM IST

Somali militants overrun military base, killing at least one

The Islamist group al Shabaab attacked a Somali military base southwest of the capital Mogadishu on Sunday night, killing at least one person and seizing vehicles and other equipment, the government and the militants said.

Mar 21, 2016, 14:18 PM IST