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Ethiopia, Tigray head invited to peace talks in South Africa

October 05, 2022 1:40 pm

If Debretsion Gebremichael attends the proposed talks between the Tigray and Ethiopian sides, it will be the highest-level effort yet to end the two-year war that has killed thousands of people from conflict and starvation.

Mali's military releases transitional president and PM

May 27, 2021 8:30 pm

The release of President Bah N'Daw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane came after they resigned Wednesday in the presence of international arbitrators who were in the West African nation to mediate the political crisis, according to Maj. Baba Cisse.

Mali's president and prime minister arrested by mutinous soldiers

May 25, 2021 8:24 am

The two leaders were sworn-in last September after the ruling military junta agreed to hand over power to a civilian transitional government under growing international pressure.

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi elected new chairman of African Union

February 10, 2019 8:59 pm

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's election brought to an end the one-year chairmanship of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame. African Union chairmen set agendas of issues to be addressed during their one-year tenure.

Al-Shabaab attacks African Union base in Somalia: military

April 01, 2018 7:56 pm

Since withdrawing from Mogadishu in 2011, the al Qaeda-linked group has lost control of most of Somalia's cities and towns. But it still retains a strong presence in regions outside the capital.

Al Shabaab militants attack African Union base in Somalia, reportedly kill 50 peacekeepers

September 01, 2015 11:36 am

Al Shabaab said 50 African peacekeepers were killed in the attack on Janale base, about 90 km (55 miles) south of the Somali capital.

Nigerian, Chad jets bomb Boko Haram in North-east offensive

February 04, 2015 5:10 pm

On Wednesday that Nigerian jets were bombing the Sambisa Forest

AU to send medical support teams to fight Ebola

September 09, 2014 3:22 pm

An Ebola outbreak that began in Guinea has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal, killing more than 2,000 people.

3 dead in Somalia after militants attack hotel

June 26, 2014 7:23 pm

The Islamic militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility through an announcement on its radio station.

UN urges ceasefire as Sudan-rebel peace talks begin

February 13, 2014 3:45 pm

The UN has requested for a ceasefire between Sudan govt and rebels so humanitarian aid can reach the masses.

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