ISIS has warned South Africa that it would “open the fighting front” within South Africa’s borders, should it get involved in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. This is according to reports on ISIS’s latest newsletter, Al-Naba. An organisation linked to ISIS, Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamaah, has been waging a violent insurgency in[…]
Russia’s efforts to boost its influence in Africa, which was highlighted at this week’s summit in Sochi, is not only about arms, nuclear power and investment deals, but also about the less tangible things. Sochi International airport braced itself this week to serve over 100,000 travelers, as thousands of guests[…]
Heads of African countries have flocked to Russia for a first of its kind summit, where Moscow will be offering business ties and security arrangements alternative to ‘colonial-style’ relations with the West. Over the past decade, the African continent has become a battleground for geostrategic competition involving China, the US,[…]
Thirty five African leaders are expected to attend the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit this week. It will take place in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Together with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the summit will be co-chaired by Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is also Chair of the African Union.[…]
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will come into force on Thursday. It will be the largest free trade agreement by population that the world has seen since the 1995 creation of the World Trade Organization. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said over the weekend that the required 22 ratifications[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking his Defence and State Security Ministers to the emergency meeting. President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Egypt on Tuesday for an urgent African Union Troika to discuss the worsening political and security situations in Libya and Sudan. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has called an Emergency Summit in[…]
The African Union (AU) has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) to postpone the announcement of its presidential election results. The pan-African organisation, which aims to promote unity and democracy, says it has “serious doubts” about provisional results released last week. Those figures gave opposition candidate Felix[…]
At least 23 African Union peacekeeping troops and a Somalian soldier have been killed in an ambush carried out by armed group al-Shabab in the country’s south, according to a senior regional official. The fighting broke out when the al-Shabaab fighters attacked the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops[…]
President Jacob Zuma is expected to host an Africa Day Celebration at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria on Thursday. The Presidency said Africa Day was celebrated annually on May 25 to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963 and the African Union[…]
African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has given the strongest indication yet that she is in the running for ANC president come 2017. News24 asked her after the closing of the AU heads of state summit whether her staying for another nine months at the helm of the continental body[…]
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