AU 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.
African Union suspends Sudan
The African Union on Thursday suspended Sudan, demanding a civilian-led transition authority to resolve a crisis which has claimed over 100 lives.
ECOWAS restates commitment to free trade, new opportunities
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has said the coming into force soon of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would remove barriers to trade, offer new opportunities to economic operators and build the region’s common market. The commission’s president, Jean-Claude Brou, gave the assurance in a message to the staff members…
Observers confident in South Africa’s elections, says Jonathan
Head of Election Observer Mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), former President Goodluck Jonathan, has expressed confidence in South Africa’s elections. He stressed that his position was based on what the group has observed so far. Speaking to the SABC News at the Independent Electoral Commission’s Results Operation Centre in…
For Anthony Asiwaju, It’s a life of immeasurable grace
Emeritus Professor Anthony Asiwaju will, on April 27, 2019 clock 80. The eminent scholar and historian, who has been in the forefront of advocacy by international scholars seeking solutions to border-related issues and crises in the world, is grateful that in his nearly four decades of existence on mother earth, life has been overwhelmingly more…
Conflict and migration in Africa
African Union (AU) leaders, at their February summit in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, declared 2019 to be “The Year of Refugees, Returnees, and Internally Displaced Persons.”
As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union
Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.
Seeking influence, Egypt's Sisi to chair African Union
Nearly six years after the African Union shut it out in the cold, Egypt will take the organisation's helm -- and strengthening multilateral powers is unlikely to be on the agenda.
Buhari challenges African youths to champion anti-corruption war
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday challenged African youths to champion the fight against corruption, saying their involvement is critical to winning the anti-graft crusade in the continent. Buhari gave the challenge while declaring open the 2018 Africa Youth Congress Against Corruption (AYCAC) at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to him,…