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Uganda Urges Burundi to Accept African Union Peacekeepers as Peace Talks Hit Deadlock

Ugandan mediators in the on-going Burundi crisis have cautioned President Pierre Nkurunziza’s administration to accept African Union (AU) peacekeeping troops. Uganda’s Minister of Defense Crispus Kiyonga, who also serves as acting facilitator of the Burundi crisis, said Bujumbura’s threat to Read more ›

UN Security Council to Visit Burundi after Nkurunziza Threatens Attack on AU Peacekeepers

The United Nations (UN) Security Council is awaiting an official invitation from Burundi’s embattled government to visit the country this month. The United States initially proposed the visit in December to quell rising tensions. However, the importance of the trip Read more ›

Burundi: United Nation and African Union Condemn Escalating Violence

The African Union (AU) has expressed concerns over the rising levels of violence and human rights abuses in Burundi after reports of widespread arbitrary arrests, torture, killings and assassinations. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights released a reports Read more ›

AU General Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Cash into US from Ethiopia

An African Union (AU) general, who also served as the transitional president of Guinea, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to charges of smuggling over $50,000 in cash into the United States. Sekouba Konate was indicted in May on charges of smuggling Read more ›

African Leaders Criticize International Criminal Court for Allegedly Focusing on Africa

The African Union (AU) criticized the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday for being biased and unfair in its focus on African cases. “We have arrived at the conclusion that the International Criminal Court, whose establishment was strongly supported by Read more ›

African leaders in Kenya for AU Security Summit

BERNAMA-NNN-PANA (Nairobi)  – Today six Presidents are  meeting in Kenya for the one-day African Union (AU) Peace and Security summit on terrorism. The Presidents of Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda, Burundi’s Vice President as well as the Prime Read more ›

World Bank approves funding for geothermal project in Ethiopia

The Executive Directors of the World Bank have approved a grant of over $200 million to support the Ethiopian government’s Geothermal Sector Development Project. Reports indicate that $178.5 million came from the bank’s International Development Association, while $24.5 million came Read more ›

Djibouti: Suicide attack on popular restaurant kills 3

An explosion at a highly patronized restaurant in the capital of Djibouti on Saturday evening has killed 3 people and injured up to 15 others, according to local sources. The Interior Ministry has revealed that the attack was carried out Read more ›

Djibouti’s USN Requests Independent Mediators from AU

The Union for National Salvation (USN), a coalition of Djibouti’s opposition parties, have disclosed that they sent a delegation to the African Union (AU) to request for independent mediators to settle the disagreements they have with the ruling Union for Read more ›