African Union

Kenya says its troops killed 57 al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

Kenyan soldiers Thursday killed 57 militants from the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab in fighting in Somalia, the army said.

International community warns Congo against postponing elections

The United Nations, the African Union and the European Union on Thursday expressed concern over Congo's lack of progress in organizing the elections due this year, urging the "full and timely implementation" of the plan.

Chadian foreign minister elected African Union chief

Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat was Monday elected chairman of the African Union Commission, Ethiopian and Kenyan government sources said at an AU summit in the Ethiopian capital.

African Union to readmit Morocco and elect new leader at summit

African heads of state gathered in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Monday for a two-day summit expected to readmit Morocco into the organization after a 33-year absence and to elect a new chairperson to succeed South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Burundi to withdraw AU troops from Somalia over salaries unpaid by EU

Burundi will withdraw its 5,400 troops serving as part of an African Union contingent in Somalia because the European Union has stopped paying their salaries, according to inter-governmental correspondence seen by dpa on Monday.

AU to stop recognizing Jammeh as Gambia's president after Thursday

The African Union (AU) Friday said it will cease to recognize Yahya Jammeh as Gambia’s president after January 19, the date president-elect Adama Barrow is scheduled to take office.

Gambia security forces step up defence of Jammeh

Security forces were Tuesday blocking the entrance to the electoral commission in Gambia’s capital, Banjul, as outgoing President Yayah Jammeh refuses to accept he lost presidential polls.

African Union seeks 4,000 more troops to fight al-Shabaab in Somalia

The African Union mission in Somalia wants to increase its troop strength by 4,000 to 26,000, an Ethiopian state-affiliated radio station reported Monday.

Sixteen killed in fighting between army and Islamists in Somalia

Sixteen people have been killed when Somali and African Union troops clashed with al-Shabaab Islamists in south-western Somalia, officials said Tuesday.

Foreign minister: Burundi rejects African Union peacekeeper plan

Burundi will not allow African Union (AU) peacekeepers into the country, its Foreign Minister Alaine Nyamitwe told dpa on Sunday, defying regional attempts to quell political and ethnic violence there.

Ban Ki-moon applauds African Union's Burundi peacekeeping plan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday applauded the African Union's plan to establish a "prevention and protection mission" against ethnic and political violence in Burundi, saying the organization was ready to support its efforts.