Latest African Union News

Russia's Lavrov urges UN reforms to raise Africa's voice

Jul. 26, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said his country supports reforming the U.N. Security Council to give a more powerful role to developing nations, including African countries. Sergey Lavrov spoke Tuesday in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, after meeting with Ugandan...

African Union urges calm in Ethiopia-Sudan border dispute

Jun. 29, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The African Union says it is deeply concerned by “the escalating military tension” between Ethiopia and Sudan after seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian were killed in a border dispute. The statement Wednesday by the chairman of the continent-wide...

Africa 'taken hostage' by Russia's invasion, Zelenskyy says

Jun. 21, 2022 04:54 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — “Africa is actually taken hostage” in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine amid catastrophically rising food prices, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the African Union continental body during a closed-door address on Monday. It took weeks of requests...

Grain supply tops Putin's talks with African Union leader

Jun. 03, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The chairman of the African Union, Senegal’s President Macy Sall, told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that the fighting in Ukraine and Western sanctions had worsened food shortages, and appealed to other countries to ensure grain and fertilizer exports aren’t...

For new Somalia government, al-Shabab a threat to authority

May. 25, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

A Somali police officer recently received an unexpected summons from the enemy. An unknown caller ordered him to report to a town outside the capital, Mogadishu, where the extremist group al-Shabab would settle a dispute between him and his brother. The caller assured the officer he would be safe...

US threatens sanctions on Sudanese blocking democracy return

May. 24, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday urged rapid progress from military to civilian rule in Sudan and threatened sanctions on anyone impeding or blocking the transition to democracy. Richard Mills, deputy U.S. ambassador at the United Nations, said Washington supports...