About the African Union
The African Union
spearheads Africa's development and integration in close collaboration with African Union
Member States, the Regional Economic Communities and African citizens.
Iran is an observing member of the African Union
(AU) and has shown an active presence in previous AU summit meetings.
On the representation of local communities in organs of the African Union
The Assembly requested the Commission to submit a comprehensive report on the opportunity, feasibility, relevance and implications, including financial ones, of the proposal at the January 2014 Summit.
For us to achieve the noble objectives of the African Union
and its founding leaders, we require a strong Commission united by the unshakeable commitment to serve all our peoples with humility, professionalism, loyalty and patriotism.
The Libyan Foreign Minister had visited Ethiopia recently to hold talks with the African Union
leadership on the ceasefire proposal, but the opponents of the ceasefire proposal are critical of the African Union
President Yoweri Museveni said he would push for African Union
troops in Somalia to be permitted to take on the al Qaeda-linked insurgents and prevent them from carrying out more attacks in the region.
Summary: Sudan said on Saturday its president was free to travel across Africa after heads of state of the African Union
voted not to cooperate with the International Criminal Court's (ICC) indictment of
Such an initiative enabled the African Union
to face various challenges and tackle issues related to immigration, poverty, illiteracy and epidemics," he said.
Being the Chairman of the African Union
and that of the Arab Maghreb Union, the Libyan Leader Colonel Muammar Al-Gaddafi will discover how much distance there is between the Africans' enthusiasm to convene their periodic conferences and the Arabs' abandonment of their commitments, even when these include a Maghreb summit that has been delayed for 15 years.
The African Union
yesterday handed over its Darfur peacekeeping mission to an understaffed joint UN force many believe will prove even worse at stemming the violence in Sudan's war-torn western region.
Inadequate supplies and insignificant numbers have hampered the efforts of a 7,000-member African Union
force to stem the violence.
forces continue monitoring the situation but simply don't have enough troops or strong enough a mandate to prevent acts of violence.