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#african union

# african-union - Saturday 13 January, 2018

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”.

# african-union - Thursday 29 October, 2015

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.

# african-union - Saturday 6 September, 2014

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.”

# african-union - Monday 22 October, 2012

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.

# african-union - Saturday 29 September, 2012

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.

# african-union - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

UN peacekeepers missing in Darfur

Two Jordanian officers were buying supplies at a market when they disappeared yesterday.

# african-union - Friday 20 April, 2012

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.

# african-union - Friday 23 March, 2012

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.

# african-union - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

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.

# african-union - Friday 21 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# african-union - Thursday 1 September, 2011

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.

# african-union - Friday 26 August, 2011

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.

# african-union - Thursday 11 August, 2011

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.

# african-union - Sunday 3 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# african-union - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

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.

# african-union - Monday 30 May, 2011

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.

# african-union - Monday 11 April, 2011

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.

# african-union - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

"Grave abuses" committed in Ivory Coast conflict: report Ivory Coast This post contains images

"Grave abuses" committed in Ivory Coast conflict: report

Ivorian refugees have been pouring into neighbouring Liberia to escape violence.

# african-union - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

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.

# african-union - Friday 4 March, 2011

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.