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AU summit needs to show some improved vision

Thursday 22 June 2017 18:43

In approximately a week on Thursday, the African Union (AU) will hold its 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly.

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Political freedom must lead to economic emancipation: Mugabe

Friday 16 June 2017 20:56

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says political freedom must lead to economic emancipation.  

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Tito Mboweni says meetings of the ANC's NEC are arguably the only executive meetings of any political party which grab the country.
Tito Mboweni speaks about problems in ANC, remodeling of AU

Thursday 1 June 2017 20:46

ANC NEC Member and former Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni says the party's National Executive Committee and the top six must do much better.

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Africa Month is celebrated annually across the continent.
Calls made for Africa to take its place in the world

Saturday 27 May 2017 21:33

As the African continent wraps up Africa Month, calls have been made to Africans across the continent to position Africa as the alternative voice at the time where the Western powers are divided.

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South Sudan has witnessed renewed fighting despite a peace agreement signed in August 2015.
Deep concern over on-going conflict in South Sudan on Africa Day

Thursday 25 May 2017 19:36

The AU Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has expressed deep concern over the on-going conflict in South Sudan.

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Professor Vusi Gumede is from the Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute.
Africa Day: achievements and challenges ahead

Thursday 25 May 2017 19:08

Africa leadership is under the spotlight on Thursday as the continent celebrates 54 years since the establishment of the OAU.

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EFF's Floyd Shivambu says the formation of the OAU never addressed what was to happen post colonialism.
Africa needs new generation of leaders: Shivambu

Thursday 25 May 2017 09:32

Africa is experiencing a new form of colonialism where former colonial masters are still controlling Africa's resources, says EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu.

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President Jacob Zuma sitting next to Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at her welcoming ceremony.
The President lauds Dlamini-Zuma's leadership skills

Sunday 14 May 2017 17:44

President Jacob Zuma says if South Africa wants to see change, it shouldn't look beyond Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

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The proceeds of the AUF auction are expected to be handed over to the foundation at the next AU summit in June this year.
First AU Foundation auction held in Zimbabwe

Tuesday 9 May 2017 20:09

The first batch of cattle donated by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to the AU Foundation has been auctioned in Zimbabwe's capital Harare.

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Dlamini-Zuma security threats are bogus: DA

Monday 17 April 2017 08:14

The DA says the 'security threats' on which the Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula, has based his decision to provide protection for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are bogus.

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Dlamini-Zuma further called on the ANC Women's League to implement the policies that empower women.
Dlamini-Zuma steers clear of ongoing squabbles

Sunday 2 April 2017 16:12

Former African Union (AU) Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has steered clear of the recent events that culminated in President Zuma reshuffling his cabinet.

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Mauritus Prime Minister Kumar Jugnauth  says the only way Africa can rise, is if its people work together.
Mauritius prime minister calls for unity among African leaders

Monday 20 March 2017 11:14

The Prime Minister of Mauritus Kumar Jugnauth has called on all African leaders to rely on each other's strengthens to make up for their weaknesses.

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For the past four and half years Dlamini-Zuma has been based in Addis Ababa at the helm of the continent's administrative organ.
Dlamini-Zuma due back in SA

Wednesday 15 March 2017 12:00

Former Chairperson for the African Union Commission Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected back in the country on Wednesday.

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It is time for the AU to work closely with BRICS

Tuesday 7 February 2017 18:23

The AU could, and should, foster closer ties with BRICS, perhaps under the appreciation of “unity of purpose”, and work towards achieving common goals.

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AU Assembly of Heads of State authorised an annual contribution from the overall AU operating budget for 2016 to safeguard Africa’s health.
AU launches public health agency for Africa

Friday 3 February 2017 15:45

The AU has launched an Africa-wide public health agency, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

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The attack comes less than a week since the militant group killed at least 68 Kenyan soldiers in an African Union camp inside Somalia.
Suspected Al-Shabaab militants attack police camp, 1 dead

Thursday 2 February 2017 20:59

Suspected Al-Shabaab militants have attacked a police camp in the Mandera area on the border with Somalia.

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This was Antonio Guterres’ first visit to the AU Summit since becoming UN Chief.
UN Chief sees unity, cooperation as key to peaceful Africa

Thursday 2 February 2017 05:47

The UN Chief says his visit to the AU Heads of State Summit allowed stakeholders to establish a higher platform of cooperation between the two organisations.

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President Jacob Zuma says Morocco's membership in the AU remains a sensitive issue.
AU’s decision on Morocco difficult: Zuma

Wednesday 1 February 2017 05:16

President Jacob Zuma has described the African Union's decision on Morocco as difficult but necessary.

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Sustainable development, peace and security are some of the issues that were discussed at the AU Summit in Ethiopia.
AU challenged to put more effort in uniting Africa

Monday 30 January 2017 21:55

The African Union (AU) has been challenged to put more effort in uniting the continent by ending conflicts.

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Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat will take over from Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as AU chairperson.
Chad's Foreign Minister secures top post at African Union

Monday 30 January 2017 17:15

African Union leaders chose Chad's candidate to chair the 54-nation body on Monday.

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