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Sudan generals, protest leaders agree on constitutional declaration

Sudan generals, protest leaders agree on constitutional declaration

Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders reached a "full agreement" on the constitutional declaration, the African Union said on Saturday, paving the way for transitioning to civilian rule.

Ethiopian mediator urges Sudan Army, opposition to hold direct talks

Ethiopian mediator urges Sudan Army, opposition to hold direct talks

Ethiopia's mediator in the Sudan crisis on Tuesday urged the Sudanese transitional military council and opposition groups to hold direct talks on Wednesday to agree on remaining unresolved issues.

UN to cut 1,000 troops from Somalia force

UN to cut 1,000 troops from Somalia force

The United Nations Security Council decided Friday to cut 1,000 troops from a regional peacekeeping force in Somalia, despite a rise in attacks by the Al-Shabaab militia in Mogadishu.

DR Congo court to rule on disputed poll, snubbing African Union

DR Congo court to rule on disputed poll, snubbing African Union

DR Congo's top court said it will give its verdict Saturday on final presidential election results which have been challenged at home and abroad, spurning an appeal from the African Union to suspend the announcement.

Qatar to provide $20mn aid to reintegrate African migrants

Qatar to provide $20mn aid to reintegrate African migrants

Qatar and the African Union (AU) Commission have affirmed joint efforts to reintegrate irregular migrants into their communities.

Al Shabaab attacks African Union base in Somalia:military

Al Shabaab attacks African Union base in Somalia:military

Al Shabaab insurgents battled for hours on Sunday with African Union troops after exploding a car bomb outside their base, Somali police, military and the militants said.

Gambian foreign minister urges Togo president to resign

Gambian foreign minister urges Togo president to resign

Togo's leader Faure Gnassingbe should resign immediately and the African Union and West African regional bloc ECOWAS should persuade him to step down if he does not, Gambia's Foreign Minister Ousainou Darboe said.

Al-Shabaab militants kill 12 Ugandan soldiers in Somalia

Al-Shabaab militants kill 12 Ugandan soldiers in Somalia

Somali militants have ambushed and killed 12 Ugandan troops serving under the African Union (AU) in Somalia, a Ugandan Defence Ministry spokesman said Monday.

African Union angry over EU payment for Somali troops

African Union angry over EU payment for Somali troops

African Union has lashed the EU for saying it will pay Burundian peacekeepers in Somalia directly, rather than through their government, ostensibly to prevent the money being diverted to the regime in Bujumbura.

Somali Islamists attack Ethiopian military base in Somalia

Somali Islamists attack Ethiopian military base in Somalia

Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist militant group attacked a military base of Ethiopian soldiers serving with an African Union force on Thursday, with both sides saying they had inflicted a heavy toll on their opponents.

Gunmen kill journalist in Somali capital

Gunmen kill journalist in Somali capital

Gunmen suspected of belonging to Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab group shot and killed a female journalist working for state-run radio on Sunday, police said.

Amnesty slams S.Africa for failing to arrest Sudan leader

Amnesty slams S.Africa for failing to arrest Sudan leader

Amnesty International on Wednesday condemned countries in southern Africa for treating anti-government activists as "criminals" while hosting leaders accused of genocide such as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.