African Union

  • Egypt: Huge crowds rally in Cairo, political process blocked 08-07-2013 01:19 AM

    Cairo: Thousands of supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi protested outside his place of detention in Cairo on Sunday while a military-driven plan to resolve the political crisis remained mired in mistrust and confusion. Demonstrators at the Republican Guard barracks, where three people were killed on Friday, shouted "Morsi,...
  • Rights groups decry Egyptian media crackdown 05-07-2013 04:20 AM

    Cairo: Egyptian authorities shut down four Islamist TV stations, banned the Muslim Brotherhood's newspaper and raided the office of Al-Jazeera's Egypt affiliate in crackdown on media considered sympathetic to ousted President Mohammed Morsi, bringing an outcry Thursday from rights groups. Rights groups said the moves appeared to be an attempt...
  • African Union to meet on Egypt political crisis 05-07-2013 04:01 AM

    Addis Ababa: The African Union says the removal of Egypt's president was in violation of the country's constitution. The continental body said late Thursday that the removal of President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday falls under the AU doctrine on unconstitutional changes of government. The AU usually suspends the membership of...
  • India will remain trusted partner of Africa, says Ansari 27-05-2013 03:59 AM

    Addis Ababa: India will remain a trusted partner of Africa, working with it for the "economic and social empowerment" of its people, Vice President Hamid Ansari said in Addis Ababa on Sunday. "Our approach is not intrusive and non-prescriptive but consultative and above all, responsive to Africa's assessment of its...
  • South Sudan joins African Union as 54th member 29-07-2011 04:40 PM

    Johannesburg: The African Union (AU) has admitted South Sudan as its 54th member, marking another recognition for the world's newest nation. The African Union said it received the requisite number of written communications, including from Sudan, supporting the admission of South Sudan to the continental body as the 54th AU...
  • PM congratulates people of South Sudan 09-07-2011 05:47 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday greeted the people of South Sudan on their proclamation of independence and extended all possible assistance from India. In a letter to President General Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, he also applauded the new nation s commitment to addressing all outstanding...
  • Somalia: AU force on alert after minister killed 11-06-2011 03:39 PM

    Mogadishu: A spokesman for African Union peacekeepers backing Somalia's fragile government says his forces are on high alert a day after a suspected female suicide bomber killed the country's interior minister. Maj Paddy Ankunda said on Saturday that the AU force is on alert after al-Qaida-linked militants of al-Shabab vowed...
  • China calls for immediate ceasefire in Libya 09-06-2011 01:43 AM

    Beijing: China on Wednesday called for an immediate ceasefire in Libya and the initiation of political measures to resolve the crisis in the country, Xinhua reported. "It is a top priority for related parties to reach a ceasefire to avoid greater humanitarian disasters and solve the Libya crisis through political...
  • Gaddafi ready for truce: South African president 31-05-2011 07:10 AM

    Tripoli: Muammar Gaddafi is ready for a truce to stop the fighting in his country, visiting South African president said on Monday after meeting the Libyan ruler, but he listed familiar Gaddafi conditions that have scuttled previous cease-fire efforts. The South African president. Jacob Zuma, said Gaddafi is ready to...
  • African Union says Libya accepts cease-fire plan 11-04-2011 07:19 AM

    Tripoli: A delegation of African leaders said on Sunday that their Libyan counterpart, Muammar Gaddafi, accepted their "road map" for a cease-fire with rebels, whom they will meet on Monday. They met hours after NATO airstrikes battered Gaddafi's tanks, helping Libyan rebels push back government troops who had been advancing...
  • Militants storm hotel, kill 15 MPs in Somalia 24-08-2010 04:29 PM

    Mogadishu: Somali gunmen disguised in army uniforms stormed a hotel popular with government officials on Tuesday and a legislator said at least 15 parliamentarians were killed. Hardline al Shabaab Islamists linked to al Qaeda have waged a three-year insurgency against the fragile Western-backed government and control most of Mogadishu. There...
  • Former UN secy-gen, Annan to mediate in Kenya 11-01-2008 05:59 PM

    New Delhi: Top Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir on Monday described his knock of 97 in the World Cup final against Sri Lanka as the most important innings of his career though it was not the best. Gambhir top-scored with a gutsy 97 from 122 balls which set up the historic...