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# african union

This year
African Union suspends Niger over coup as 12 troops die in attack
It was the council’s first public communication since it met earlier this month to discuss the crisis in Niger following last month’s coup.
The EU and the African Union condemn leaders of Niger's coup
General Abdourahamane Tiani decalred himself to new leader of Niger.
UN and AU call for calm in Senegal as violence continues after opposition leader's sentencing
There was extensive destruction on the main university campus, where prolonged clashes took place yesterday.
What does Africa Day mean to Afro-Irish people living here today?
It’s a celebration of culture and a recognition of success, mixed with demands for better recognition and a reflection on what is happening in Sudan.
Israel hits out at Iran after diplomat removed from African Union summit
Israel’s deputy director general for Africa was escorted out of the AU assembly in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
Last year
African Union 'deeply concerned' by attempted coup in Guinea-Bissau
People were seen fleeing on the edge of the capital near the airport as heavy gunfire erupted.
All time
Leaders track progress on African bid to 'silence guns'
The Africa Union (AU) adopted a plan in 2013 to silence guns on the continent by the year 2020.
African Union demands apology from Donald Trump for 'racist' slur
The US President has denied making the comment, though he admits that his language had been “tough”.
Evidence of mass graves, forced cannibalism and rape in South Sudan conflict
The African Union has accused South Sudanese forces of extreme violence since the country’s civil war began nearly two years ago.
Warning of retaliation after Somalian rebel leader is killed in US air strike
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said the death was “a chance for members of Al-Shebab to embrace peace.”
Benin: Three arrested for 'attempting to poison the president'
The three people include a former minister, the president’s personal doctor, and the president’s niece.
Shebab Islamists abandon last stronghold in Somalia
Kismayu has been a vital lifeline for the Shebab in their five year revolt against African Union and Somali government troops.
UN peacekeepers missing in Darfur
Two Jordanian officers were buying supplies at a market when they disappeared yesterday.
EU backs plans to end Joseph Kony's "campaign of terror"
Catherine Ashton declares the EU’s support for a Joint Operations Centre to combat the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Tánaiste is 'greatly concerned' that Joseph Kony remains at large
The African Union has said it will step up the hunt for the Ugandan rebel leader and his men.
Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies
The Islamist group has banned Concern, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and UNHCR – amongst others – from operating in the country, where 250,000 people face the immediate risk of starvation.
Libyan rebels round up black Africans
The African Union and Amnesty International have protested the treatment of black Africans inside Libya – following thousands bring rounded up and put in makeshift prisons on suspicion of being mercenaries.
Gaddafi's last stand? NATO attacks suspected bunker in hometown
Tripoli celebrates – though clashes continue – while NATO forces pound what is believed to be Muammar Gaddafi’s last hideout.
Somali children reportedly recruited by extremists
The United Nations has warned that children are being targeted for recruitment by the Somali militant group who are working to overthrow the country’s unstable government.
Food and medicine is running out in Libya as attempts at a cease fire fail
Rebels in Libya reject the terms of a peace deal as they do not include removing Gaddafi from power. Meanwhile the UN says the food and medicine situation in the country will be critical within weeks.
Libyan officers defect from Gaddafi's forces as Zuma arrives in Tripoli for talks
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Libya for mediation talks as reports emerge eight senior officers have left Gaddafi’s army, with one accusing his troops of genocide.
Libyan rebels reject ceasefire proposals
Rebel groups claim African Union proposals to end Libyan conflict do not insist Gaddafi should step down.
The 9 at 9: Monday
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Gaddafi agrees to a ceasefire in Libya, Fianna Fáil propose reform to political donations, and how coffee addiction could be genetic…
Gaddafi 'accepts African Union peace plan' for Libya
The ceasefire will now be put to Libyan opposition in Benghazi although it is not known if the agreement contains a provision for Muammar Gaddafi to step down.
"Grave abuses" committed in Ivory Coast conflict: report
Ivorian refugees have been pouring into neighbouring Liberia to escape violence.
Rebels take over 30-mile border stretch as Ivory Coast violence continues
Meanwhile, women take to the streets of Abidjan to protests against violence which killed at least seven unarmed woman last week.
More than 50 peacekeepers killed in Somalia fighting
African Union peacekeepers have been fighting insurgents linked to Al-Qaeda in the war torn African country.