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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...

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...

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...