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".
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 06:09
President Barack Obama on Tuesday became the first American president to address the African Union in the institution’s 52-year history.
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 06:38
The African Union (AU) – and especially South Africa – regards the AU’s nascent African Standby Force (ASF) as a means to pre-empt alleged Western meddling in Africa.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 06:33
At least 24 people killed and 22 injured after AU troops open fire on civilians in the town of Marka, residents say.