The African Union has invited the leaders of both Ethiopia's federal government and the country's embattled Tigray region to peace talks. It's still unclear whether the talks will take place at the highest level.
18 Jul 2022
The African Union has called on farmers in Africa to boost agricultural production amid a worsening drought in the Horn of Africa, rising food insecurity and supply chain disruptions.
7 Mar 2022
There are calls for empathy and the end of mistreatment of Africans stuck on the border of Ukraine as they try to flee the war that's followed Russia's invasion. Thousands of Africans study in Ukraine and many have been sharing their suffering and fear after having been sidelined, attacked and discriminated against as they try to flee.
14 Feb 2022
On February 17 and 18, the EU is inviting African Union heads of state to Brussels for a summit. In this debate at the European Parliament, we lift the lid on Europe’s relationship with its African partners and ask what the EU-AU summit might achieve.
7 Feb 2022
Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali and Sudan have all been suspended from the AU. At a summit in Adis Abeba, AU delegates decried "the wave of unconstitutional changes of government."
27 Oct 2021
The African Union has suspended Sudan's participation in activities until the restoration of a civilian-led authority. Earlier, the EU had condemned the army for toppling Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok's government.
13 Sep 2021
On tonight's show, we head to Conakry as international pressure mounts on Guinea's ruling military. The African Union has suspended the country after a coup d'état last weekend. Our reporter James André tells us more. We also take a look at preparations for Ethiopian New Year and listen to African music at the Femua festival in Abidjan.
22 Oct 2020
The United States and the African Union have called for an end to the violence in Nigeria, as fresh unrest rocked the capital, Lagos. Protests against police brutality have become deadly in recent weeks.
22 Aug 2020
Military coup leaders in Mali faced a barrage of condemnation on Wednesday from international powers, with the African Union suspending the country’s membership a day after mutinying soldiers detained President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita following months of protests against his rule.
8 Jun 2019
The African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan until there was a civilian rule, intensifying global pressure on its new military leaders to stand down after the worst violence since Omar al-Bashir's fall in April
4 May 2019
The African Union says Sudan's military rulers should hand over power to a civilian-led transitional authority within 60 days.
11 Feb 2019
After being suspended from the African Union in 2013, Egypt is seeking to enhance its standing in Africa. Egypt's focus is on security, trade and migration.