Category Archives: African Union

African Union sets deadline for Sudan power transfer

Via: Ashraf Shazly/AFP

The African Union has warned Sudan’s military that the country has 15 days to install a civilian government or risk getting kicked out of the bloc, as a sit-in demanding the army hand over power entered its 11th day on Tuesday. Sudan must aim to hold “free, fair and transparent elections” as soon as possible, the AU’s Peace and Security Council said it in a statement on Monday. “A military-led transition would be completely contrary to the aspirations of the people of Sudan,” it added. Omar al-Bashir has been removed by the military after months of anti-government protests against his three-decade rule. Bashir, has already been transferred from the presidential palace to the Khartoum penitentiary.

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The African Union to contribute USD 350,000 to disaster efforts in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

Via The Telegraph

In March 20th, the chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, received the Malaui representative, Embassador Edward Chirwa, in the institution headquarter at Addis Adeba. They talked about the disaster caused by the Idai Cyclone. According to the Embassador, the disaster is beyond Malaui’s capacities to respond, and help from other countries and multilateral organizations.

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African Union Passport launched in Kigali

Via African Union

The opening ceremony of the Twenty seventh (27th) Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Governmentwas marked by a symbolic act of Pan-Africanism with the launch of the African Union (AU) passport aimed at facilitating free movement of people in the continent. H.E Idriss Deby Itno, Chairperson of the AU and President of the Republic of Chad, and President Paul Kagame of the Republic of Rwanda received the first passports handed to them by the Chairperson of the AU Commission, H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

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