First batch of SA’s Astra Zeneca vaccines sent to AU

The first batch of SA’s unwanted Astra Zeneca vaccine doses have been dispatched to the AU, the health ministry said on Friday. SA sold its supply of the vaccine, totalling 1 million doses, to the AU after tests showed it offered scant protection against the 501Y.V2 variant of the coronavirus[…]

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AU chairperson and SA President Ramaphosa welcomes signing of permanent ceasefire in Libya

African Union (AU) chairperson and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday welcomed the signing of a complete country-wide and permanent ceasefire agreement between rival forces in Libya. The agreement was signed in Geneva in Switzerland on Friday, October 23. “We congratulate all signatories for agreeing to this groundbreaking permanent[…]

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African Union suspends Sudan over military crackdown

The African Union (AU) has suspended Sudan‘s membership days after the military launched a brutal crackdown on protesters that killed dozens of people. The AU’s Peace and Security Department said in a post on Twitter on Thursday that Sudan’s participation in all AU activities would be suspended with immediate effect – “until the effective establishment[…]

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Ramaphosa to discuss worsening situations in Libya, Sudan

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[…]

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AU calls for a transparent DRC poll

The African Union has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure peaceful, transparent and truly inclusive elections come December. The Chairperson of the Commission Moussa Faki stressed that the fulfillment of these requirements will guarantee the credibility of the electoral process. He also emphasized the need for the[…]

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Africa to work towards self dependence: AU

The African Union Summit in Ethiopia has ended with the Heads of State vowing to work towards the continent’s self dependence and better operation of the Union. The AU summit has deliberated on peace and security issues with the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Libya topping the agenda.[…]

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Zimbabwe takeover ‘seems like a coup’ – A.U

The African Union has spoken on the political situation in Zimbabwe where the army have seized key state institutions including the state broadcaster.  President of the political bloc and Guinean president Alpha Conde in an interview with the AFPnews portal said the military intervention “seems like a coup” further urging that[…]

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