Africa and the African Union The UN Security Council issued a press statement voicing “deep concern at the continuing escalation of violence in Burundi and noted the decision of the AU Peace and Security Council decision to deploy an African Prevention and Protection Mission in Burundi (MAPROBU). The Peace and Security Council invoked the clause in the AU Constitutive Act, Article 4 (h) providing for sending troops to a member country under circumstances of war crime, genocide or crimes against humanity. (See article)
Africa and the Africa Union The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday (December 15) announced the formation of an alliance of 34 mainly Muslim countries against terrorism and extremism. Among the countries included are Benin, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Djibouti, Senegal, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gabon, Guinea, the Comoros, Ivory Coast, Libya, Mali, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Yemen.
Africa and the African Union The Paris Climate Change Conference (COP 21), due to end on Friday (December 11), entered its most intensive phase on Wednesday and Thursday this week with negotiators moving towards a strong climate change agreement over keeping the temperature rise in check and avoiding dangerous global warming. The problem of translating political goodwill into the language of diplomatic agreement remained.
Africa and African Union More than 150 Heads of State and Government had arrived at the Paris Climate Change Conference by Monday (November 30), a conference expected to reach a new and...
Africa and the African Union President Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, warned African countries this week to manage their finances carefully to repay dollar debts raised in recent years. Africa's foreign currency bond issues 2000-2014 totaled US$20.5 billion, US$7.4 billion raised in 2014 alone. President Adesina was in Addis Ababa for talks with the head of the African Union Commission, Dr. Dlamini-Zuma, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn.
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