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UN-African Union Mission in Darfur in final shutdown phase

New York: Practically all peacekeepers and staff have now left the hybrid UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in line with its drawdown plan, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Tuesday.

China is using Huawei-made cameras to spy on African Union Headquarters

A report has emerged alleging that Chinese hackers had been obtaining security camera footage from inside the African Union (AU) headquarters building in Ethiopia which is an indication of Beijing’s objectives in the resource rich continent.

Amidst positive steps, challenges in Africa ‘loom large’, UN chief tells Security Council

New York: The United Nations-African Union (AU) partnership has yielded “significant results”, including at the country level, the UN chief told the Security Council on Friday.

UN-African Union mission working to restore calm after recent Darfur violence

New York: The joint UN-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) is working with Sudanese and local authorities to de-escalate tensions following recent violent incidents in two nearby towns, including a deadly attack on a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs).

AU Summit: Guterres calls for ‘collective, comprehensive, coordinated’ response to challenges facing Africa

New York/IBNS: The challenges facing African nations are “complex, multi-faceted and far-reaching" but a “collective, comprehensive and coordinated” response by the global community will build on the momentum that already exists to help the continent thrive, the UN chief told the African Union Summit on Sunday.

UN and African Union in ‘common battle’ for development and climate change financing

New York, May 7 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a “quantum leap” in funding for development and climate change for Africa, speaking to journalists on Monday, following the plenary meeting of the latest United Nations-African Union (AU) Conference, which took place in New York.

Security Council extends support for African Union force in Somalia

New York, May 16 (IBNS): The Security Council on Tuesday gave its backing to the African Union force in Somalia, AMISOM, extending its deployment until at least the end of July.

Security Council condemns terrorist attack against African Union mission in Somalia

New York, Apr 5 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on 1 April perpetrated by the Al-Shabaab group against the Ugandan contingent of the African Union mission in Somalia.

UN, African Union voice concern over protracted political crisis in Guinea-Bissau

New York, Feb 4 (JEN): The top leaders of the African Union and the United Nations on Saturday expressed concern over the prolonged political crisis in Guinea-Bissau, condemning the recent actions taken by the national authorities to prevent a political party from holding its conference.

At African Union Summit, Guterres lauds strong AU-UN partnership, outlines areas for more cooperation

New York, Jan 29 (JEN):  Hailing the partnership between Africa and the United Nations as “solid, and grounded on sound principles of human rights and good governance,” Secretary General, Antonio Guterres told leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the African Union Summit, that with Africa in the lead, “we can and will do more” to bolster successful cooperation throughout the continent.

At African Union Summit, Guterres outlines UN-AU approach to combatting terrorism

New York, Jan 28 (JEN): No single nation, institution, or organization can defeat terrorism in Africa or anywhere else, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told a special meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Saturday, as he called for a sustained, cooperative and coordinated approach in tackling this complex, ever-evolving menace.

As 'shithole' remark snowballs, Trump says 'I'm not racist'

Washington, Jan 15 (IBNS): In a first, Donald Trump has publicly told reporters that he's the least racist person they are likely to have interviewed.

African nations demands Donald Trump's apology for remark

New York, Jan 13 (IBNS): The organisation representing African countries has demanded for US President Donald Trump' apology over his reported 'shithole' remark targeting immigrants from Africa, Haiti and El Salvador, media reports said.