The 26th AU Summit opened this week on Thursday (January 21) with the 31st ordinary session of the Permanent Representative Committee.
Africa and the African Union Sudan spoke on behalf of African states at the celebration marking the 70th anniversary of the first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, “the Parliament for all people”, held in New York on Monday (January 11).
Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has been designated by the Pan –African magazine AfricaWorld News as its AfricaWorld Man of the Year for 2015. (See article)
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on December 29 expressed satisfaction following the recent announcement by the World Health Organisation (WHO), certifying Guinea Conakry as Ebola-Free.
Africa and the African Union The UN Security Council issued a press statement voicing “deep concern at the continuing escalation of violence in Burundi and noted the decision of the AU Peace and Security Council decision to deploy an African Prevention and Protection Mission in Burundi (MAPROBU). The Peace and Security Council invoked the clause in the AU Constitutive Act, Article 4 (h) providing for sending troops to a member country under circumstances of war crime, genocide or crimes against humanity. (See article)
Envoy: Kenya not launching pad for any subversive activity against the gov’t and people of South Sudan
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