Posts Tagged ‘AFRICA’

Sudan, South Sudan reach deal on oil before adjourning final phase of negotiations

Sunday, August 5, 2012 Comments off


Aug. 5, 2012

“Sudan and South Sudan agree to end conflict over oil” – Related Articles


By Xinhua
ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) — Sudan and South Sudan have reached an oil agreement before adjourning to around Aug. 22 for the final phase of negotiations on outstanding issues, Thabo Mbeki, African Union (AU) Chief Mediator, told reporters on Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more…

Interview: New AU Commission chief faces challenges to bring stability in Africa

Sunday, July 22, 2012 Comments off

By Ntandoyenkosi Ncube

JOHANNESBURG, July 21 (Xinhua) — African governments should deal with technicalities regarding protocol and procedure to ensure that new African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma champion democracy and good governance in the continent, a South Africa academic and political analyst said on Saturday. Read more…

African Union – A Zuma sworn in as first chairwoman of AU Commission

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News July  17, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, July 17 (Xinhua) — The newly-elected chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, was sworn into office early on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to lead the pan-African institution.

Jean Ping, Zuma’s predecessor who had served since 2008, congratulated the new chairwoman and wished her very best in his farewell speech at the closing ceremony of the 19th AU Summit, held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in the wee hours of Tuesday. Read more…

South Africa’s Dlamini-Zuma elected first woman head of AU Commission

Monday, July 16, 2012 Comments off

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ADDIS ABABA, July 15 (Xinhua) — South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma surged strong in the tight race for the African Union Commission Presidency, clinching 37 votes against Jean Ping of Gabon, the incumbent’s 14 votes to emerge winner of the seat.

There were loud celebrations inside the hall where some 51 African leaders gathered to cast votes for the next leader of the AU Commission, after a six-month deadlock that appeared set to persist. Read more…

Growth and stability worry African leaders at AU Summit

Saturday, July 14, 2012 Comments off

By Chrispanus Omar


ADDIS ABABA, July 14 (Xinhua) — African leaders braced for an unusually stormy Summit on Sunday amid fears the European debt crisis and the growing tensions in West and Central Africa could impact negatively on efforts to promote trade. Read more…

Africa to create continental court to try criminal cases

Friday, July 13, 2012 Comments off

Niyungeko said: Out of 54 African countries, only 26 have ratified the Protocol on the creation of the Court and only five of the 26 countries have made the Special Declaration allowing individuals and NGOs to file cases at the Court.”


ADDIS ABABA, July 13 (Xinhua) — The African continent is planning to merge the African Court of Justice and the African Court on Human and People’s Rights with an extension of the Court’ s mandate to try criminal cases, the president of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights said here at a press conference ahead of the 19th African Union (AU) Summit due on July 15 to July 16 this year. Read more…

Africa vows to boost infrastructure sector: AU official

Friday, July 13, 2012 Comments off

By Apollinaire Niyirora

ADDIS ABABA, July 13 (Xinhua) — The African continent is convinced that no economic development will be possible without developing the infrastructure sector on the continent, the African Union (AU) commissioner for infrastructure and energy said here at a press conference ahead of the 19th AU summit. Read more…

Syria – Assad ready to end Syrian crisis “step-by-step” –

Thursday, July 12, 2012 Comments off

“Madaxweynaha Suuriya Mr. Asad oo Booqanaya Asbuuca soosocda Ruushka”

Russia welcomes the Syrian authorities’ readiness to cease fire in areas that have seen the worst violence, voiced during a recent meeting between President Bashar Assad and UN and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan. Read more…

Syria Conflict – “Russia warns against arms for Syria opposition “

Thursday, July 12, 2012 Comments off

“Ruushka oo diiday in la hubeeyo  falaagada kasoo horjeeda Suuriya”.

Arms supplies to the anti-Assad opposition in Syria are fraught with serious consequences for the conflict-stricken country. Russia’s deputy UN envoy Alexander Pankin said on Wednesday that the more weapons find their way into Syria the less the chances of a speedy resolution to the ongoing war there. Read more…

Russia rejects UN sanctions against Syria

Thursday, July 12, 2012 Comments off

“Ruushka oo diiday Cunaqabatayn lasaari Suuriya”

Russia will not support a draft resolution brokered by the UN Security Council that authorizes sanctions against Syria if it fails to stop violence, the first deputy of the Russian envoy to the UN, Alexander Pankin said on Wednesday. Read more…