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AU Lifts Mali Suspension

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union has lifted its suspension of Mali as it works on plans to send a military force to the West African nation. AU officials say Mali is again allowed to participate in all the organization’s activities and meetings. The AU suspended Mali in March after a group of soldiers staged a coup just […]

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Dlamini-Zuma Becomes First Female AU Commission Chair

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union executive committee has a female chairperson for the first time. South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma took the helm of the AU Commission at a handover ceremony Monday at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. She replaces Jean Ping, whom she defeated in a July vote that took four rounds to produce […]

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Dlamini-Zuma Set to Become First Female AU Commission Chair

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union Commission is set to have a female chairperson for the first time. South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma begins her four-year term Monday with a handover ceremony at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. She replaces Jean Ping, whom she defeated in a July vote that took four rounds to produce […]

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African Union Sets 2013 Budget

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa have approved a new $280 million budget to finance the AU’s operations for the upcoming year. An AU official says 96 percent of the AU’s program budget will be financed by the institution’s global partners, which he says come with certain restrictions that hamper its work. […]

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AU Elects New Leader

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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African leaders have elected South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the new head of the African Union – the first woman and the first South African to hold that post. Dlamini-Zuma defeated incumbent Jean Ping at the AU summit Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after four rounds of voting. She is the ex-wife […]

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AU Elects New Leader

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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African leaders have elected South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the new head of the African Union – the first woman and the first South African to hold that post. Dlamini-Zuma defeated incumbent Jean Ping at the AU summit Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after four rounds of voting. She is the ex-wife […]

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AU Summit to Address Battle for Chairmanship

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union summit opened in Ethiopia on Sunday with an appeal for a regional response to conflicts. AU Chairman Jean Ping called for Africa to solve its own problems. The summit is to focus on trade and security. The AU said it may send forces to battle armed rebels in the Democratic Republic of […]

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AU Calls Northern Mali Islamists Threat to World

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union Peace and Security Council, meeting in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa Saturday, warned that Islamists in northern Mali are intent on creating a new sanctuary for their activities. AU Chairman Jean Ping called the situation one of the “most serious crises to confront the continent.” And AU Commissioner for Peace and […]

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AU: Islamists in Northern Mali Threat to Africa, World

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Fears that Islamist militants in northern Mali could shake the stability of the entire region are growing. Members of the African Union Peace and Security Council meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Saturday warned the Islamists, including al-Qaida, are intent on creating a new sanctuary for their activities. AU Chairman Jean Ping called the […]

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AU: Islamists in Northern Mali Threat to Africa, World

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Fears that Islamist militants in northern Mali could shake the stability of the entire region are growing. Members of the African Union Peace and Security Council meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Saturday warned the Islamists, including al-Qaida, are intent on creating a new sanctuary for their activities. AU Chairman Jean Ping called the […]

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