Latest African Union News

Sudan arrests 3 coup critics as pressure mounts on military

Oct. 27, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces detained three prominent pro-democracy figures overnight, their relatives and other activists said Wednesday, as internal and international pressure mounted on the country's military to walk back its coup. The arrests came as...

Biden discusses 'transparency' with Kenya president

Oct. 14, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta discussed financial transparency during their White House meeting Thursday, as the East African leader faces scrutiny over revelations that he and his family stashed millions of dollars in hidden offshore accounts. ...

Ethiopia to world leaders: Be 'constructive' on Tigray

Sep. 25, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ethiopia told the international community Saturday to steer clear of sanctions and avoid meddling over its war with forces from its Tigray region, and to let the African Union work on bringing all parties together. Speaking at the U.N. General...

UN encourages new negotiations in dispute over Ethiopian dam

Sep. 15, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday encouraged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resume negotiations on the contentious issue of water availability from the dam that the Ethiopians are building on the main tributary of the Nile River. A brief...

Guinea junta under pressure amid suspensions, mediations

Sep. 10, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — International pressure mounted Friday on the junta that seized power in Guinea after the African Union suspended the country and as a delegation of West African officials came to urge a return to democratic rule. The African Union has suspended...

Vaccines made in South Africa to stay in Africa, says envoy

Sep. 02, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Vaccine doses produced by a plant in South Africa will no longer be exported to Europe following the intervention of South Africa’s government, the African Union's COVID-19 vaccine envoy said Thursday. South African drug manufacturer Aspen...