Al Shabaab militants take Somali port townSomalia’s al Shabaab militants took control of the southern port town of Marka on Friday hours after African Union troops and the Somalia National Army left, the rebels and…
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Gbagbo's defense team paints him as a peace loving victim of French colonial meddlingIn tonights rundown: Gbagbo back in court AU decides against forcing peacekeeping troops upon Burundi And, hunters in NIgeria help track down Boko Haram.
AU abandons plans to send peacekeepers to BurundiAfrican leaders failed on Sunday to authorise a proposed peacekeeping force to stem violence in Burundi in the face of vehement opposition from the government in Bujumbura.
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Kenyan troops pull out of two Somali townsKenyan forces pull out of two towns in Somalia, this 11 days after dozens of their peacekeepers were killed in an extremist raid on an African Union base in the country.
Al Shabaab fighters storm African Union base in SomaliaSomalia's al Qaeda-linked Shabaab militants stormed an African Union base Friday in the country's southwest, the Somali army said, with witnesses reporting several dead.
Burundi rejects proposed AU peacekeeping forceBurundi's parliament on Monday criticised a proposed African Union peacekeeping mission already dismissed by the government as an "invasion force".
African Union readies 5,000 peacekeepers for BurundiThe African Union said on Friday it was preparing to send 5,000 peacekeepers to Burundi to protect civilians caught up in a growing crisis, for the first time using powers to…
African Union hosts summit on ending child marriageThe African Union launched its first-ever African Girl’s Summit on Ending Child Marriage on Thursday in Lusaka, Zambia, a two-day gathering that unites diplomats, UN officials…
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South Sudanese rebels detain 12 UN contractorsThe UN calls for the help of South Sudan's rebel chief after his men kidnapped a dozen contractors. Also, as Tanzania's ruling party candidate is announced as the winner of the…
'Mass killings and cannibalism' in South SudanAfrican Union investigators discovered mass graves in South Sudan and found evidence of horrific crimes, including forced cannibalism, according to a long-awaited report.
Al Shabaab militants attack African Union base in SomaliaAl Shabaab militants attacked an African Union (AU) base in southern Somalia early on Tuesday, the Islamist group and residents said, and said they had killed dozens of soldiers.
Burundi crisis 'catastrophic' risk for region, says AUThe African Union warned Sunday of potential "catastrophic consequences" for troubled Burundi and the wider region if rivals do not resolve political differences peacefully.