Several nations call for immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia as conflict escalates

African and Western nations called for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia on Thursday after Tigrayan forces from the country’s North said they made advances towards the capital this week. The U.S. special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Addis Ababa to press for a halt to military operations and a start… Read More Several nations call for immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia as conflict escalates

African Union plans to buy up to 110 million doses of Moderna coronavirus vaccine

The African Union (AU) intends to buy up to 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna Inc in an arrangement brokered in part by the White House, which will defer delivery of some doses intended for the United States to facilitate the deal, officials said. The AU’s doses will be delivered over the coming… Read More African Union plans to buy up to 110 million doses of Moderna coronavirus vaccine

African bloc calls for local production of coronavirus vaccines

Global pharmaceutical firms should license production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa rather than just do piecemeal contract deals, an African Union special envoy said on Thursday. AU coronavirus envoy Strive Masiyiwa was speaking a day after Pfizer and BioNTech announced a “fill and finish” deal with South Africa’s Biovac Institute under which it will carry… Read More African bloc calls for local production of coronavirus vaccines

African Union calls for ceasefire as conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region escalates

The African Union (AU) called for a ceasefire in north Ethiopia where federal troops fighting the local Tigrayan authorities were reported to have captured an airport on Tuesday while regional forces controlled a government military base. About 2,500 Ethiopians have fled the fighting into neighbouring Sudan, with the refugee exodus expected to swell, an official… Read More African Union calls for ceasefire as conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region escalates

African Union suspends Sudan, demands transition to civilian rule

The African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan until there was 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. Ethiopia – where the continental bloc is based – planned a mediation effort, with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed due on Friday… Read More African Union suspends Sudan, demands transition to civilian rule

President Muhammadu Buhari set to attend 31st AU summit in Mauritania

​President Buhari is to attend the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government in Nouakchott, Mauritania, from June 30 to July 2. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said President Buhari in his capacity as the leader of the AU theme of the year:… Read More President Muhammadu Buhari set to attend 31st AU summit in Mauritania

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan to lead AU Elections Observation delegates to Zambia

Former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is to lead the African Union Elections Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the Zambian general elections scheduled take place on October 11, 2016. A statement posted on AU’s website, on Monday, stated that Jonathan would be leading members of the short term mission to join the continental body’s deployment of… Read More Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan to lead AU Elections Observation delegates to Zambia