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Leaders gather to elect AU chair, re-examine key issues - Aljazeera.com

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - As the early morning sun pierced through the morning chill of the waking city, diplomats with flag lapels pinned to their suits filled the spacious lobby of the African Union headquarters in the heart of the Ethiopian capital ...and more »

African Union to elect new leader in Addis Ababa - Aljazeera.com

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - African heads of states have gathered in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to elect a new chairman for the African Union Commission. Five candidates are in the running to replace outgoing leader Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the ...and more »

African Union re-admits Morocco after 33-year absence - Yahoo News

Addis Ababa (AFP) - The African Union decided Monday to allow Morocco back in the fold after a 33-year absence, despite stiff resistance from some member states over the status of Western Sahara. After an emotional and tense debate, member states ...and more »

Morocco rejoins African Union after 33-year absence - Financial Times

Morocco has been readmitted to the African Union after a 33-year absence in a move set to intensify the kingdom's attempt to secure the disputed territory of Western Sahara. The region of 266,000 square kilometres, on the western tip of Africa, is ...and more »

Another Zuma eyes up long road to South African presidency - Irish Times

Outgoing African Union Commission chairwoman Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected to soon enter the race to succeed her ex-husband, Jacob Zuma, as president of the African National Congress. The move will likely take place once her successor at ...and more »

Quietly, AU Encourages Withdrawal From International Criminal Court - Voice of America

The African Union is moving forward on what it calls a "withdrawal strategy" from the International Criminal Court, a move that could alter peace, security and justice on the continent. Dozens of heads of state -- some of whom have been accused of war ...and more »

African Union criticises US for 'taking many of our people as slaves' and not taking refugees - The Independent

The head of the African Union has criticised Donald Trump's ban on immigration from some Muslim-majority countries, saying it presents “one of the greatest challenges” for the continent. As representatives of the AU's 53 member states met in Addis ...and more »

US travel ban heralds 'turbulent times' for Africa: AU chief - Reuters

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The head of the African Union said on Monday that a U.S. travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries including three in Africa heralded “turbulent times” for the continent. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma spoke after U.S. President ...and more »

Egypt's President Sisi to meet with Ethiopian PM in Addis Ababa - nazret.com

Al Ahram – Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is set to meet on Monday with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on the sidelines of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, MENA agency reported. El-Sisi will participate in the AU's 28th ...and more »

Morocco to rejoin African Union despite Western Sahara dispute - BBC News

Morocco has been readmitted as a member of the African Union (AU) after months of intense lobbying. Morocco left the organisation in 1984, after it recognised the independence of Western Sahara, regarded by Morocco as part of its historic territory.and more »