African Union http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23469/all en REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-world-news-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following are some of the main world news events expected in the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>MONDAY, JANUARY 21</p> <p>BRUSSELS - Eurogroup Meeting (1600).</p> <p>WASHINGTON - Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration (1100).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-world-news-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa African Union Fran├žois Hollande Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:45:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737141 at http://www.globalpost.com REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/reuters-world-news-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following are some of the main world news events expected in the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23</p> <p>LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron will deliver a long-delayed speech on the European Union.</p> <p>BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Benin President Boni Yayi (1045).</p> <p>JORDAN - Parliamentary elections.</p> <p>DAVOS - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 (to Jan. 27).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/reuters-world-news-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa African Union Foreign relations of Libya Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:00:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738201 at http://www.globalpost.com REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/reuters-world-news-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following are some of the main world news events expected in the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>THURSDAY, JANUARY 24</p> <p>BRASILIA - European Union-Brazil summit.</p> <p>PARIS - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Global Forum on Public Debt Management (to Jan. 25).</p> <p>SANTIAGO - European Union-Latin America and Caribbean (EU-LAC) Summit (to Jan. 26).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/reuters-world-news-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa African Union Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:00:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738715 at http://www.globalpost.com Outgoing AU chief condemns Africa's response to Mali crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/outgoing-au-chief-condemns-africas-response-mali-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Richard Lough and Aaron Maasho</p> <p>ADDIS ABABA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The outgoing head of the African Union, Benin's President Boni Yayi, on Sunday criticised Africa's slow response to the Islamist insurgency in Mali.</p> <p>France responded to a call for military help from Mali as rebels advanced towards the capital Bamako more than two weeks ago, reversing gains made by the militants linked to al Qaeda. French and Malian troops reached Timbuktu on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/outgoing-au-chief-condemns-africas-response-mali-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa African Union War Yayi Boni Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:30:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740074 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Britain ups aid for Mali, Africa but wary of mission creep http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-uk-ups-offer-mali-african-anti-islamist-effort <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UK offers up to 240 soldiers for Africa training missions</p> <p>* Also offers a ferry and aircraft refuelling capability</p> <p>* But is wary of being dragged into long-term conflict</p> <p>* PM Cameron travels to Algeria on Wednesday (Adds Cameron to visit Algeria)</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-uk-ups-offer-mali-african-anti-islamist-effort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African Union Business Islamism Mali Political geography Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:15:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740981 at http://www.globalpost.com US 'deeply concerned' over Central Africa violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/us-deeply-concerned-over-central-africa-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States expressed concern Sunday over worsening violence in the Central African Republic and urged its neighbors to "help restore national peace and security."</p> <p>"The United States is deeply concerned about the continued deterioration in the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR)," the US State Department said in a statement.</p> <p>"We call on President (Francois) Bozize and the leadership of the Seleka alliance to cease hostilities immediately and implement the provisions of the Libreville Agreement," it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/us-deeply-concerned-over-central-africa-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa African Union Economy of Africa AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:01:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5786071 at http://www.globalpost.com Central Africa suspended from African Union, says official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/central-africa-suspended-african-union-says-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union has suspended the Central African Republic after rebels seized power in the country and has imposed travel bans and asset freezes on insurgent leaders, a senior AU official said on Monday.</p> <p>The power grab by the Seleka rebel coalition, the latest in a series of coups and rebellions since the mineral-rich nation won independence from France in 1960, has already been condemned by the African Union and United Nations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/central-africa-suspended-african-union-says-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa African Union Geography of Africa Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:00:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5793188 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa's Zuma to join summit on Central African Republic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130330/south-africas-zuma-to-join-summit-on-central-african-republic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma will attend a summit of central African heads of state in Chad on Wednesday which will consider responses to the rebel takeover in Central African Republic.</p> <p>The South African leader was invited by Chadian President Idriss Deby, chair of the 10-nation Economic Community of Central African States, to join the extraordinary ECCAS summit in N'Djamena on April 3, Zuma's spokesman Mac Maharaj said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130330/south-africas-zuma-to-join-summit-on-central-african-republic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa African Union Politics United Nations General Assembly observers Thomson Reuters Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:30:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5797490 at http://www.globalpost.com EU pledges 50 million euros to African Mali force http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/eu-pledges-50-million-euros-african-mali-force <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Union on Tuesday pledged 50 million euros ($65 million) in support for the African force tasked with helping fight Islamist rebels in Mali. </p> <p>The international community in January promised to provide $455 million dollars to support the force, known as the International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA).</p> <p>West African leaders have previously estimated the long-term AFISMA funding requirements at $950 million.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/eu-pledges-50-million-euros-african-mali-force" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuja African Union Economic Community of West African States AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:18:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5807804 at http://www.globalpost.com AU envoy says parallel force will support UN forces in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/au-envoy-says-parallel-force-will-support-un-forces-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The special envoy of the African Union Commission (AU) chairperson who is also the head of the International Support Mission for Mali (MISMA), said on Friday that besides the expected UN forces, there will be a parallel support force to make the operations in Mali more offensive.</p><P>While addressing the press in Bamako, Pierre Buyoya reiterated that the MISMA forces will soon be transformed into a United Nations (UN) peace keeping force.</p><P>"We should first wait for a new UN Security Council resolution," he said while also noting that already there is a report of the UN secretary gen</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/au-envoy-says-parallel-force-will-support-un-forces-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa African Union War Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:23:21 +0000 Asianet 5816304 at http://www.globalpost.com Chad hosts summit on Central African Republic crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/chad-hosts-summit-central-african-republic-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Regional leaders went into summit talks hosted Thursday by Chad to discuss ways to end the crisis in the Central African Republic, where violence has been endemic since rebels seized power last month.</p> <p>"The principal question to be dealt with during the course of this summit is that of security in the Central African Republic (CAR)," Chad's President Idriss Deby said after proceedings opened.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/chad-hosts-summit-central-african-republic-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa African Union Technology United Nations General Assembly observers War AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:31:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5819314 at http://www.globalpost.com African unity: half a century's checkered legacy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130523/african-unity-half-centurys-checkered-legacy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fifty years since African leaders gathered enthusiastically to launch a common bloc, heads of state will meet this weekend to celebrate despite a patchy record and still struggling efforts to unite the continent.</p> <p>Today's 54-member African Union (AU) is the successor of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), established amid the heady days as independence from colonial rule swept the continent in 1963.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130523/african-unity-half-centurys-checkered-legacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa African Union African Union Business Technology War AFP Thu, 23 May 2013 06:01:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844430 at http://www.globalpost.com 50 years of pan-African integration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130523/50-years-pan-african-integration <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Since its creation 50 years ago in 1963, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which evolved into the more powerful African Union in 2002, has devoted a major part of its efforts to resolving the numerous conflicts that dotted the continent.</p> <p>The OAU's main objectives was to end colonialism from the African continent.</p> <p>However, the OAU was wound down in favour of the AU because it was widely considered by heads of state to have outlived its usefulness. Since its inception, Africa has been wracked by coups d'etat and civil war despite numerous mediation missions by the body.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130523/50-years-pan-african-integration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa African Union War AFP Thu, 23 May 2013 06:01:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844432 at http://www.globalpost.com African Union to establish emergency military force http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130527/african-union-establish-emergency-military-force <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The African Union said Monday it will set up an emergency military force to rapidly quell conflict on the continent, amid frustration that a planned peacekeeping force was still not operational after a decade.</p> <p>"Almost all countries have agreed that we will have rapid response capability in Africa," AU chairman and Ethiopian President Hailemariam Desalegn told reporters at the close to a two-day AU summit.</p> <p>jv-aud-pjm/fb</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> African Union War AFP Mon, 27 May 2013 15:30:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5846911 at http://www.globalpost.com African leaders create emergency military force http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130527/african-leaders-create-emergency-military-force <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Aaron Maasho</p> <p>ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - African leaders said on Monday they would immediately create a military rapid reaction force to deal with regional coups, rebellions and wars, seeking to reduce the continent's reliance on foreign troops and funds for its defense.</p> <p>African Union (AU) Chairman and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced the creation of the so-called African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises, and said South African President Jacob Zuma had proposed the force.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130527/african-leaders-create-emergency-military-force" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa African Union War Thomson Reuters Mon, 27 May 2013 23:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5847102 at http://www.globalpost.com