Tag Archives: African Union

e-Passport for Africa a reality

27 Jun

Africa has the technical capacity to deliver on an AU (African Union) initiative to drive the development and adoption of a common African passport. Continue reading

AU, China unite to tackle cybercrime

30 May

The African Union (AU) has announced its intention work with China to define a collaboration framework on cyberspace. Continue reading

As African Standby Force become operational in two months

9 Nov

What is the African Standby Force (ASF)?

It is a multi-disciplinary, continental peacekeeping force comprised of military, police and civilian components, which are on standby in their regions of origin and available to the African Union for deployment in times of crisis.
The ASF has been in development since May 2003, when the AU adopted the Policy Framework for the Establishment of the African Standby Force and the Military Staff Committee.

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Al-Bashir: AU still on the edge

16 Jun

“This is a sad day for South Africa and a blow to the rule of law,” says Anton du Plessis, Institute of Security Studies ISS managing director. “Until now, the country has been a champion of international justice and has done more than most in Africa to make sure victims get justice.” I read the comment with great delight. It came in the wake of the news that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who arrived in South Africa on 13 June to attend the African Union (AU) summit in Johannesburg, has left the country, not arrested. Continue reading

African countries ‘backbone’ of the United Nations – Ban Ki Moon

3 Feb

Addressing the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the start of what he called a “crucial year for global action to secure our global future,” the United Nations Secretary-General said he looked forward to African countries realizing their massive cultural, human and economic potential. Continue reading

Ebola: Liberia deploys team to Sierra Leone

12 Jan

According to reports from the Liberian news agency, a 20-member Ebola team has been deployed from the country to neighbouring Sierra Leone, a move described by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as “wonderful and good news that must be celebrated.” Continue reading

Global post-recovery Ebola campaign adds mobile app

8 Jan

An interactive mobile app has been added to the West African multimedia #ISurvivedEbola campaign, one of the first global efforts at helping Ebola survivors in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea connect with each other, share public health advice and update the world on the challenges they face in their post-recovery lives.  Continue reading

West African countries in ‘fragile political situation’

8 Jan

West Africa’s political landscape remains delicate as nations across the region continue to grapple with insecurity, terrorist threats and tensions ahead of a busy election cycle, the United Nations senior official there told the Security Council this afternoon. 


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