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African Union: Supranational union
The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of 55 member states located on the continent of Africa. The AU was announced in the Sirte Declaration in Sirte, Libya, on 9 September 1999, calling for the establishment of the African Union. The bloc was founded on 26 May 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and launched on 9 July 2002 in Durban, South Africa. The intention of the AU was to replace the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa by 32 signatory governments; the OAU was disbanded on 9 July 2002. The most important decisions of the AU are made by the Assembly of the African Union, a semi-annual meeting of the heads of state and government of its member states. The AU's secretariat, the African Union Commission, is based in Addis Ababa. The largest city in the AU is Lagos, Nigeria, while the largest urban agglomeration is Cairo, Egypt.

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African Union delays plan to start using fund for security operations

The African Union has agreed not to start financing security operations from a new fund until 2023 because it has received fewer contributions than hoped.
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African Union urges Britain to cede Chagos Islands, end 'colonial' rule

The African Union on Friday called on Britain to withdraw from the Chagos Islands and end its "continued colonial administration" there after a U.N. deadline for it to do so expired.
Reuters - Published

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'Silencing the guns': AU leaders seek end to regional conflicts [Video]'Silencing the guns': AU leaders seek end to regional conflicts

Ways to end violence in countries such as Libya and South Sudan high on agenda of African Union summit held in Ethiopia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

African Union: Leaders discuss Libya peace force [Video]African Union: Leaders discuss Libya peace force

Leaders attended the 33rd African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Libya war high on African Union agenda [Video]Libya war high on African Union agenda

Leaders gather in Ethiopia's capital ahead of the annual African Union summit, and the Libya conflict is high on the agenda.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:54Published

African Union leaders attempt to solve Ethiopian dam dispute [Video]African Union leaders attempt to solve Ethiopian dam dispute

African Union leaders attempt to solve Ethiopian dam dispute

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

At least 90 killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast [Video]At least 90 killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast

An explosion at a bustling checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday (December 28) killed at least 90 people and wounded dozens, an ambulance service official said, the latest in a string..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

 

African refugees held in Libya to be evacuated to Rwanda: U.N.

African refugees being held in squalid conditions in detention in Libya will be evacuated to Rwanda under an agreement reached with Kigali and the African Union, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on..
Reuters - Published

African Union lifts Sudan suspension after transitional government appointed

The African Union (AU) on Friday lifted its suspension of Sudan's membership in the bloc, ending a three-month freeze that had been in place pending the installation of a civilian government after the..
Reuters - Published

Sudanese factions agree plan to pave way for transitional government

Sudan's military council and the main opposition coalition have reached an agreement to usher in a new period of transitional government, African Union mediator for Sudan Mohamed Hassan Lebatt told a..
Reuters - Published

AU mediator urges prompt trial for killers of Sudanese school children

The African Union's mediator for Sudan called on Wednesday for a speedy trial for those responsible for killing school children at a protest in the city of El-Obeid.
Reuters - Published

U.N.'s Bachelet says Sudan protests biggest yet, time for transition

Sudanese authorities must ensure a swift transition to a civilian government, as desired by large segments of the population and the African Union, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a..
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U.N.'s Bachelet calls for swift transition to civilian government in Sudan

Sudanese authorities must ensure a swift transition to a civilian government, as desired by large segments of the population and the African Union, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a..
Reuters - Published

Sudan's military council studies African Union, Ethiopia's proposal

Sudan's ruling military council said on Friday a proposal submitted by the African Union (AU) and Ethiopia received on June 27 is suitable for the resumption of talks with the opposition on a..
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Ethiopian, African Union mediation needs to be unified: Sudan military council

Sudan's military council said on Sunday that Ethiopia and the African Union need to unify their efforts to mediate between the council and an opposition coalition on the structure of the country's..
Reuters - Published

African bloc suspends Sudan demanding end to military rule

The African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan until there was civilian rule, intensifying global pressure on its new military leaders to stand down after the worst violence since Omar al-Bashir's..
Reuters - Published

African Union suspends Sudan, demands civilian administration

The African Union said on Thursday it had suspended Sudan until a civilian government was formed, intensifying international pressure on the country's new military rulers to give up power.
Reuters - Published

African Union suspends Sudan from its activities till civilian government formed

The African Union's Peace and Security Council voted on Thursday to suspend Sudan from all AU activities until a civilian government has been formed.
Reuters - Published

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