African Union

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 06:51
The African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) has been the defining project of the African Union (AU).
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 05:40
The territorial waters of most Africa states are vulnerable because sovereign control is seldom fully exercised due to inadequate maritime domain awareness and response capacity and threats will increase unless African governments enhance their security capacity.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 07:16
The African Union says at least $1 billion is needed to finance the establishment and operationalisation of the continental stand-by force.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 08:09
The number of UN peacekeepers is at a record high, with nearly 110,000 uniformed deployed "blue helmets" worldwide, most of them in Africa. But the status quo is "untenable."
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:41
According to a section of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act, if the recent attempted coup in Burundi had succeeded, the U.S. government would have been required to suspend its military assistance to the country.
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 11:59
A relative calm returned to the streets of Burundi's capital on Saturday, with President Pierre Nkurunziza reclaiming control of the country and declaring that an attempted military coup to overthrow him had been quashed.
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 10:59
President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi on Sunday used his first public appearance since a coup attempt against his government last week to warn of a threat by the Shabab, the Somali militant group, to his country.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 07:31
The African Union needs about $1 billion to finance a unified continental standby force to be used in times of conflict in any of the member states. A.U. defence, safety and security experts are meeting in Victoria Falls to review the progress made so far in the operationalization of the force.
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 06:28
Islamist al Shabaab militants attacked an African Union peacekeepers' convoy on Sunday in southern Somalia, wounding at least three people and burning two vehicles, a Somali army officer said.
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 12:03
Secretary of State announces the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation in support of the African Union’s plan to establish an African version of the American Centers for Disease Control.

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