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Who cares about the African Union?
27/06/2012 - International report

Who cares about the African Union?

The establishment of the African Union in 2000 was hailed as an opportunity to bring dreams of a common African currency, foreign policy, defence structure and economic programme closer to reality ...
17/06/2012 - Report: Somalia

Somali soldier injured by suicide bomber in Afgoye

A suicide bomber and member of jihadist group Al-Shebab rammed a car laden with explosives into the front gate of a government base in Afgoye, a town thirty kilometers away from Mogadishu.

Can north Mali become an independent state?
01/06/2012 - African news explained

Can north Mali become an independent state?

The African Union has called for the creation of a UN-backed force to intervene in Mali where Islamist militants and Tuareg rebels declared independence in the north.
30/05/2012 - Report: Somalia

Somali, AU forces repel Al-Shebab attack on president

Heavily armed Al-Shebab fighters ambushed Somalia President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Tuesday while he was on a surprise visit to Afgoye town, where pro-government forces have been fighting the Islamist ...
25/05/2012 - Report: Somalia

Somalia reaches agreement on ending transition period

Somali leaders, meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa over the last three days, have finally agreed to end the political transition process and set a date for the creation of a parliament ...
Des soldats de l’AMISOM et des forces somaliennes pendant une opération contre les shebabs à Dayniile, le 22 mai 2012.
23/05/2012 - Report: Somalia

AU troops launch anti-Shebab offensive in refugee region

African forces backing Somali government troops say they have launched a carefully planned operation to bring security and stability to the people of the Afgoye corridor, a rural area where thousands ...

African press review 9 May 2012

Will striking Nigerian doctors ever work again? Are African leaders plotting against the International Criminal Court? Why won't ICC judges hear two Kenyan defendants' lawyers?
18/04/2012 - Report: Somalia

Suicide blast kills two soldiers in southern Somalia

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a bar in front of the UN building in southern Somali town of Baidoa on Tuesday.
06/04/2012 - Report: Myanmar - South Sudan - Uganda

IPU welcomes new members Myanmar and South Sudan

The new state of South Sudan, along with Myanmar, has been admitted into the international organization of parliamentarians - the Inter Parliamentary Union or IPU.

31/03/2012 - Report: Mali - Uganda

Mali suspended from international MPs' body

Mali has been suspended from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) a body that brings together world parliamentarians.