African Union

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 06:32
Backed by tanks, armoured vehicles and plenty of EU cash, thousands of African soldiers took on an imaginary enemy in the arid heart of South Africa this week.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 06:56
The African Union's peace and security council on Saturday recommended the organisation hasten plans for sending troops to Burundi if violence in the country worsens and called for investigations into rights abuses there.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 06:46
An African Union Standby Force (ASF) that would intervene to restore peace and security in member states will soon go operational.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 06:34
The US military's Africa Command (AFRICOM) has ordered ACMAT Bastion armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for several African countries via the US company Mack Defense.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 06:27
Without mincing words, Africa is currently unable to address its security needs. And the AU, as its theoretically most comprehensive body, needs to strengthen its role in containing matters of regional security.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 06:48
The African Union has decided to publish an investigative report about atrocities committed in South Sudan and to establish an 'African-led' court to prosecute those responsible for the atrocities, according to a communique released by the AU Peace and Security Council.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 06:23
The African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) may have suffered at least 1,100 fatalities since 2009, according to information the force shared with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) — the world’s leading tracker of defence and military affairs. Some are calling this a conservative estimate.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 06:30
While the continent has come a long way in developing the African Standby Force (ASF), it will still not be fully operational. So, what exactly should the AU Chairperson tell member states at the AU Summit in January next year?
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 07:24
Majority of Kenyans at 57 percent support the continued deployment of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to Somalia, according to a new IPSOS survey.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 06:55
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson has reportedly described President Barack Obama’s visit to the African Union (AU) headquarters as "just a visit by another visitor".