Tag: African Union

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Gedrich: Sunlight on Africa Courtesy of President Trump

A disputed derogatory remark about the poor state of African countries attributed to U.S. President Donald Trump during a recent private Oval Office meeting sparked a global political, diplomatic, and media firestorm.

The annual birthday party for Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is reported to cost up to $1 million (0.9 million euros)

Zimbabwe Chaos Continues as Mugabe Refuses to Resign

The fate of Robert Mugabe remained in doubt on Thursday, as he reportedly negotiated with the Zimbabwean military to either retain power or receive safe passage out of the country into exile.

The incumbent president and candidate of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) for Sudans presidency Omar al-Bashir gives a speech on March 31, 2015 in the capital Khartoum, during a campaign meeting ahead of the April 13 parliamentary and presidential elections. The National Electoral Commission has said some 14 candidates …

South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute last year over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (pictured), who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes

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Land Battles Between Islamic State, Al Shabaab Threaten Kenya

Police have reportedly warned that the Somalia-based terror group al Shabaab may be heading towards Kenya. The warning comes after the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF), backed by Somalia’s national army, killed 34 al Shabaab jihadists in two separate attacks over the

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on February 23, 2016

Palestinians Slam Visit of Kenya President To Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians are criticizing the Kenyan president’s visit to the region, saying his stops in east Jerusalem and the West Bank are akin to accepting Israel’s occupation. During his first official visit to Israel this week, Kenyan President

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World View: Terror Attacks in Kuwait, France, Somalia and Tunisia Highlight Growing Sectarian War

Contents: Al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab launches massive terrorist attack in Somalia; ISIS-linked terrorists attack Shia mosque in Kuwait City, killing 27; France in shock after beheading and attack at US-owned factory; Terrorist gunman creates bloodbath in Tunisia, killing 37; Analysis of Friday’s four terror attacks; China’s stock markets continue their free-fall

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Boko Haram Runs Wild In Cameroon, Burning Churches and Mosques

The Boko Haram crisis in northern Nigeria continues to rage. On Wednesday, Boko Haram staged a major counter-attack against Cameroon– one of the nations leading an African Union coalition against the terrorist group– launching a bloody rampage through the border town of Fotokol that killed at least 91 villages and wounded over 500, according to the Associated Press.

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‘A Negative Signal’: Dictator Mugabe Takes Control of the African Union

The brutal Marxist dictator who turned the ‘breadbasket of Africa’ into a proverbial ‘basket case’ of hyper-inflation and mass starvation has taken control of the African Union, an alliance of 54 nations and over one billion people. As Robert Mugabe was installed

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah

World View: Hezbollah Backs Down from War with Israel

Hezbollah backs down from war with Israel; Clashes between Nusra front and Free Syrian Army spreading in Syria; Jundallah takes credit for massive mosque attack in Pakistan; Egypt’s military begins ‘wide military offensives’ in North Sinai; Greece clashes with eurogroup ‘No more bailout, no more troika!’; In Denmark you are now paid to take out a mortgage