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AFRICA POLITICS: African Leaders Cautiously Back Strategy to Quit ICC

AFRICA POLITICS: African Leaders Cautiously Back Strategy to Quit ICC

African leaders have backed a “strategy of collective withdrawal” from the International Criminal Court (ICC), but it came with unspecified reservations, an African Union official said after this week’s African Union summit.

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CHAD POLITICS: Moussa Faki Mahamat Selected to Chair African Union

CHAD POLITICS: Moussa Faki Mahamat Selected to Chair African Union

Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat beat Kenya’s top diplomat Amina Mohamed to secure the post as head of the commission of the AU, which is headquartered in the Ethiopian capital.

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MOROCCO POLITICS: African Union Re-Admits Morocco

MOROCCO POLITICS: African Union Re-Admits Morocco

Morocco was readmitted into the African Union after a 33-year absence, despite resistance from several member states over the status of Western Sahara.

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AFRICA POLITICS: ‘US Travel Ban Heralds ‘Turbulent Times’ For Africa’: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

AFRICA POLITICS: ‘US Travel Ban Heralds ‘Turbulent Times’ For Africa’: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma spoke after U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order halted travel by people with passports from Libya, Somalia, Sudan and four other Middle East nations for 90 days, and stopped refugee resettlement for 120 days.

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RWANDA: 3 Women To Join Kagame’s African Union Reform Team

RWANDA: 3 Women To Join Kagame’s African Union Reform Team

The AU is expected to wean itself of donor dependency by 2018. President Kagame was tasked with leading efforts to reform the AU into a self-reliant body.

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MOROCCO: Morocco Applies To Rejoin African Union

MOROCCO: Morocco Applies To Rejoin African Union

Morocco has stepped up lobbying efforts across the continent its bid to offer Western Sahara autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty.

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GABON: African Union To Mediate In Election Crisis

GABON: African Union To Mediate In Election Crisis

“It is an urgent matter and I expect the high-level delegation to be dispatched very soon,” African Union spokesman Jacob Enoh Eben said.

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