Latest African Union News

UN chief says aid and flights resuming to Ethiopia's Tigray

Dec. 01, 2021 20:56 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief had a piece of good news Wednesday in the midst of Ethiopia’s year-long war against forces from the Tigray region: 157 trucks with food and humanitarian aid arrived in Tigray’s capital for the first time in more than six weeks and another aid convoy...

AU envoy sees short `window of opportunity' on Ethiopia war

Nov. 08, 2021 21:47 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The African Union’s envoy for the Horn of Africa warned Monday that there is a short “window of opportunity” and little time to reverse the crisis in northern Ethiopia which has drastically deteriorated in recent weeks amid an escalating offensive by Tigray...

People fleeing Ethiopia allege attacks, forced conscription

Nov. 08, 2021 16:26 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new round of deadly attacks and forced conscription has begun against ethnic Tigrayans in an area of Ethiopia now controlled by Amhara regional authorities in collaboration with soldiers from neighboring Eritrea, people fleeing over the border to Sudan tell The...

The Latest: Gala dinner for world leaders at G-20 summit

Oct. 30, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of 20 summit taking place in Rome: ROME — World leaders are capping their day of Group of 20 summitry on Saturday with a gala dinner at the Quirinale Palace. Their dinner menu included marinated salmon, risotto with pumpkin...

Kenya’s president Kenyatta: Africa is at a crossroads

Oct. 28, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday that Africa is at a crossroads, poised on one hand to reap the economic benefits of its youthful population and economic reforms but facing the spread of terrorism and insurgency on the other that are challenging almost...

Sudan arrests 3 coup critics as pressure mounts on military

Oct. 27, 2021 19:25 PM 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 following its coup. The arrests came as protests...

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...