Addis Ababa http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23474/all en Gunmen kill Austrian rafter in Ethiopia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/gunmen-kill-austrian-rafter-ethiopia <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><body></body></p> <p>VIENNA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - An Austrian man was shot dead<br /> during an apparent robbery of his travel group that was rafting<br /> down the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia, the foreign ministry said<br /> on Monday.</p> <p>Three other Austrians accompanying him were unharmed in the<br /> incident that occurred on Sunday in remote country near Bahir<br /> Dar, about 570 km (350 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa. The<br /> gunmen attacked the men as they camped on the shore, a spokesman<br /> said.</p> <p>Ten Austrians in all were taking part in the tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/gunmen-kill-austrian-rafter-ethiopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa CDATA Earth Eritrea Ethiopia Ethiopia Horn of Africa Least developed countries Member states of the African Union Member states of the United Nations Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:05:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731323 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopia arrests two over murder of Austrian rafter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/ethiopia-arrests-two-over-murder-austrian-rafter <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, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Ethiopian police have arrested two men suspected of involvement in the murder of an Austrian rafter shot dead during an apparent robbery of his travel group, an official from the force said on Thursday.</p> <p>The 27-year-old man was killed as he camped on the banks of the Blue Nile river on Sunday in a remote area near Bahir Dar, about 570 km (350 miles) north of the capital Addis Ababa.</p> <p>Three other Austrians on the scene were not injured.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/ethiopia-arrests-two-over-murder-austrian-rafter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa Ethiopia Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732721 at http://www.globalpost.com 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 François 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 Mali targets July 31 for elections -interim president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/blank-headline-received-5 <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, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Mali is hoping to organise elections on July 31, Mali's interim President Dioncounda Traore said on Tuesday as French and Malian forces consolidated the hold on northern towns recaptured during a two-week offensive against Islamists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/blank-headline-received-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Mali Traoré Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741000 at http://www.globalpost.com DRC peace agreement to be signed February 24: UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/drc-peace-agreement-be-signed-february-24-un <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>UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will sign a regional agreement in Addis Ababa February 24 aimed at pacifying the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, his spokesman said Sunday.</p> <p>Ban's spokesman, Martin Nesirky, told AFP that invitations to the signing ceremony went out on Friday.</p> <p>"He intends to be at the event on 24 February in Addis Ababa. All the invited presidents have committed to either be there or delegate power to sign," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/drc-peace-agreement-be-signed-february-24-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa Political geography AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:46:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758421 at http://www.globalpost.com African Union commission condemns coup in Central African Republic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/african-union-commission-condemns-coup-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>ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The head of the African Union commission strongly condemned the seizure of power by rebels in the Central African Republic on Sunday and called for member nations to take unified and decisive action.</p> <p>"African Union statutes envisage, in the case of an anti-constitutional change of power, the country's suspension from AU activities, the complete isolation of those responsible and the adoption of sanctions against them," African Union Commision Chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/african-union-commission-condemns-coup-central-african-republic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Dlamini Social Issues Zulu people Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Mar 2013 21:00:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5792747 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ AU suspends Central African Republic, sanctions rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/urgent-au-suspends-central-african-republic-sanctions-rebels <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 on Monday suspended the Central African Republic and ordered sanctions against the rebel leaders who captured the capital Bangui over the weekend, a senior AU official said.</p> <p>"The council has decided to suspend with immediate effect (the) Central African Republic from all African Union activities and to impose sanctions, travel restrictions and an asset freeze on Seleka's leaders," said AU peace and security chief Ramtane Lamamra.</p> <p>The Seleka coalition is a loose alliance of three rebel movements.</p> <p>bur/mfp</p> Addis Ababa Africa Geography of Africa AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:00:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793153 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 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 Kerry to visit Ethiopia for AU summit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/kerry-visit-ethiopia-au-summit <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>US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday revealed he will attend an African Union summit in Ethiopia next month, and said Washington had be more engaged with Africa.</p> <p>The May 19-27 summit in Addis Ababa will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity, the predecessor to the AU.</p> <p>Kerry told US lawmakers he was concerned by China's growing influence in Africa, and viewed a recent tour of three African nations by Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a "negative development."</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/kerry-visit-ethiopia-au-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa Business Dudley–Winthrop family Environment Health John Kerry Politics Technology AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:47:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5819559 at http://www.globalpost.com African Unity: memories of hope 50 years ago http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130523/african-unity-memories-hope-50-years-ago <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 ago, veteran Ethiopian journalist Tsegaye Tadesse was a fresh-faced reporter, covering the historic signing of the charter that would bring African leaders together.</p> <p>"For the first time, Africa had come together," said 80-year-old Tsegaye, remembering the heady days in 1963 when he was working for the Ethiopian Herald newspaper, covering the historic inauguration of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the forerunner of today's African Union (AU).</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-memories-hope-50-years-ago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa Government AFP Thu, 23 May 2013 06:00:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844428 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