Africa Day 2020: African Union celebrations

Today 25 May 2020 is the Africa Day, the date that celebrates around the world the birth of the Organization of African Unity, later renamed African Union. An organisation which fought not only for the unity of Africa but also “to eradicate colonialism and neo-colonialism from the African continent” as written on page dedicated […]

#ForLibyaWithLibya, final press conference

We republish here the video of the final press conference of the Conference for and with Libya held in Palermo the 12 and 13 Novembre 2018.  

Has the African Union got Libya wrong?

The joke always used to be that the ‘U’ in the African Union’s predecessor, the OAU, stood for useless. After the hopeless failure of African diplomatic efforts to bring a peaceful end to Libya’s rebellion against Muammar Gaddafi, and even more since the bloc held back on recognising the new Libyan rulers, critics suggest the […]

African Union, UN discuss Libya's future

The African Union should support efforts for an inclusive transition in Libya, after a months-long rebel onslaught brought down Moamer Kadhafi’s regime, a senior AU official urged Friday.

Libya: Gaddafi and the ceasefire-video reports

Video reports about the news of Gaddafi accepting the African Union roadmap and the ceasefire.

Libya: Gaddafi accept ceasefire-RT video report

Video report from Russia Television RT about the news of Gaddafi accepting the road map of the African Union and the ceasefire.

Gaddafi has accepted ceasefire-South Africa

A delegation of African leaders said Sunday that their Libyan counterpart Moammar Gadhafi accepted their “road map” for a cease-fire with rebels, whom they will meet with Monday. They met hours after NATO airstrikes battered Gadhafi’s tanks, helping Libyan rebels push back government troops that had been advancing quickly toward the opposition’s eastern stronghold.

Madagascar: AU imposes new sanctions

The African Union imposed sanctions on Madagascar’s leadership on Wednesday for its failure to comply with power-sharing deals struck since President Andry Rajoelina seized power a year ago. “The sanctions consist of a refusal to grant visas, the freezing of assets, including their financial assets in foreign banks, and diplomatic isolation,” said Ramtane Lamamra, the […]