African Union new permanent member of G20
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at the bloc summit in New Delhi on Saturday that the African Union has become a permanent member of the G20, which is made up of the world's richest and most powerful countries. Thus, the G20 recognized the African Union (AU) as a permanent member.
Critical Gabon decision by African Union
The African Union (AU) reacted to the military coup in the Central African country of Gabon. The Union announced the suspension of Gabon's membership. The AU also stated that they strongly condemned the arrest and dismissal of President Ali Bongo.
African Union chooses side in Niger coup
The African Union (AU) announced that it has suspended the membership of Niger, where military intervention is on the agenda. The Union also expressed its support for ECOWAS' efforts to restore constitutional order in Niamey.
African Union and UN call for calm in Senegal
In Senegal, opponents took to the streets after popular opposition leader Sonko was sentenced to two years in prison for indecent behavior. 9 people were killed and the United Nations and African Union called for calm on Friday.
African Union condemns deadly violence in Sudan
At least 13 protesters killed when security forces moved in to clear main protest camp in capital Khartoum