The African Union has criticised a move by the International Criminal Court to indict Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for genocide and war crimes in Darfur, saying it's like pouring "oil on the fire".
Thabo Mbeki and Jean Ping, the AU's top official, meet to discuss conditions for Zimbabwe negotiations. A look at a potential power-sharing agreement, as well as China and the EU's views on the latest talks.
A day after the African Union concluded a bi-annual summit calling for dialogue between Zimbabwe’s political foes, Zimbabwe’s information minister welcomed the resolution, saying the government was ready for dialogue.
As Washington drafts UN sanctions against Zimbabwe, Kenyan PM Raila Odinga called on African Union leaders meeting in Egypt to suspend Robert Mugabe "until he allows the AU to facilitate free and fair elections".
"The West can go hang a thousand times," Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson said during the AU summit, criticising the international community's interference with Zimbabwe's politics.(Report: C.Norris-Trent)
The African Union is under the spotlight this week as its summit in Sharm El-Sheikh seeks an adequate response to the violence in Zimbabwe. While many urge the AU to shoulder its responsibilities, there's division about just how to act.
African Union leaders meeting at a summit in Sharm el-Sheikh face mounting pressure to denounce Robert Mugabe’s controversial re-election as AU monitors said Zimbabwe’s vote run-off fell short of standards.
Additional troops from Sudan and Tanzania joined the AU and Comoran battalions already stationed on the Comoran island of Moheli, as they prepare to launch an assault on the neighbouring Anjouan island. (Report: F.Berruyer/C.Norris-Trent)