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Can world court survive African Union's attack?updated: Fri Jun 15 2012 09:03:00

On January 20, 1942 the Nazi high command gathered at a villa in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to discuss eliminating European Jewry. One attendee expressed reservations, worrying that they might one day be held responsible. Hitler dismissed the man's concerns, saying, "Who now remembers the Armenians?"

Malawi drops AU summit over Sudanese leaderupdated: Sat Jun 09 2012 11:48:00

Malawi said it won't host an African Union summit next month because the organization wants Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese leader accused of war crimes in Darfur, to attend.

Somali, AU troops target militant strongholdupdated: Wed May 23 2012 11:40:00

African Union and Somali troops launched an offensive against militants in a densely populated enclave near the volatile Somali capital of Mogadishu, the AU mission said Tuesday.

Al-Shabaab: Terror on the looseupdated: Wed May 23 2012 11:40:00

The Somalia-based Islamist terrorist group Al-Shabaab is recruiting U.S. citizens. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Kenya PM: Sudan conflict threatens world oil pricesupdated: Mon May 21 2012 05:02:00

The spiraling conflict between Sudan and South Sudan poses a threat to world oil prices, the prime minister of neighboring Kenya has warned.

Guinea-Bissau coup leaders announce transition president updated: Fri Apr 20 2012 05:27:00

Guinea-Bissau political parties announced a president to lead a transitional government that would rule for up to two years, the proposed timeframe for planning new elections.

Guinea-Bissau suspended from African Unionupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 08:30:00

Guinea-Bissau has been suspended from the African Union in the wake of last week's military coup.

Mali coup leader agrees to return powerupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 22:58:00

Mali state television announced late Friday that the leader of Mali's coup, Captain Amadou Sanogo, and the Economic Community of West African States have agreed to a plan under which the coup leaders will hand over power to the civilian government in exchange for the end of trade and diplomatic sanctions.

African Union adds to sanctions in Maliupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 23:32:00

International pressure built Tuesday for leaders of the military group that seized power last month from Mali's democratically elected president to restore the nation to civilian rule.

U.S. suspends aid to Mali in wake of coupupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 07:09:00

The United States suspended a portion of its aid to Mali in light of last week's coup in the West African nation, the State Department said Monday.

AU claims success against Al-Shabaabupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 01:07:00

The man commanding the AMISOM mission in Somalia describes efforts to root out Al-Shabaab militants.

Scramble for 'dot africa' internet domain name updated: Tue Dec 13 2011 12:53:00

A proposed new ".africa" internet domain name will provide a stronger brand identity than current little known country domains, while preventing registration revenues flowing abroad, say backers.

American carried out Somalia suicide bombing, Islamists claimupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 13:08:00

A suicide bomber who carried out an attack in Somalia this weekend was an American citizen of Somali descent, a website associated with the Al-Shabaab Islamist movement claimed Sunday.

Gadhafi's death gets muted reaction across Africaupdated: Sat Oct 22 2011 15:04:00

A majority of African leaders remained quiet Friday as news of Moammar Gadhafi's death spread worldwide -- a telling sign in a continent where the strongman spent billions of dollars buying friendships.

Somali forces say they've retaken Al-Shabaab strongholdsupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 11:16:00

Military forces have managed to take the remaining strongholds of al Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabaab in the far northeast of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the military said.

U.N.: 'Scores' dead in Somalia bombingupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 14:35:00

A truck filled with explosives barreled into a government complex in the heart of Somalia's restive capital Tuesday, a brazen strike killing dozens of people, including students registering for an education program.

AU recognizes new Libyan leadership updated: Wed Sep 21 2011 07:19:00

African Union officials have recognized the new Libyan government, marking another setback for ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Libyan fighters put pressure on regime holdoutsupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 18:47:00

South Africa and the African Union have recognized the National Transitional Council as Libya's legitimate rulers.

Libya opposition less willing to give upupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 18:47:00

CNN's Natalie Allen speaks with Phil Black about reports that Gadhafi loyalist no longer control parts of Sirte, Libya.

African Union to hold delayed fundraiser for famine reliefupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 07:34:00

The African Union plans to host a delayed summit Thursday to raise funds for famine victims amid mounting criticism over the continent's weak response to the disaster.

Ramadan offensive threatens Somalia's starvingupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 04:02:00

The Ramadan offensive has begun here, an obvious date to rally supporters of the al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab militant group, but this year feels a little different.

African Union sources: Al-Shabaab planning push during Ramadanupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 15:32:00

Somalia's top militant group may soon counter the government's recent thrust against them with an offensive of their own.

South Sudan admitted to African Union as 54th memberupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 06:03:00

The African Union has admitted South Sudan as its 54th member, marking another recognition for the world's newest nation.

Nigeria's home-grown oil firm takes on global playersupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 05:36:00

Nigeria is Africa's top oil producer, with exports worth $59 billion last year, but the industry has long been dominated by foreign players.

The cost of drilling for oilupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 05:36:00

Seawolf Oilfield Services CEO Adolor Uwamu talks to CNN's Robyn Curnow about the cost of drilling for oil in Africa.

Waiting game on Libyan frontupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 13:12:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman watches as scrappy, but ill-equipped Libyan rebels play a waiting game.

African Union: Gadhafi will not be part of peace negotiationsupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 13:12:00

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will not be part of the African Union's next attempt to map out a peace deal in the war-torn nation, the organization said in a statement Sunday.

South African president blasts NATO actions in Libyaupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 09:32:00

The president of South Africa lashed out Tuesday at NATO's enforcement of the U.N. resolution authorizing the organization to act to protect innocent civilians threatened by Libya's civil war.

African Union summit on Sudan convenes amid mounting bloodshedupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 11:35:00

The heads of Sudan's north and south will meet Sunday at an African Union summit amid escalating violence and international condemnation.

African Union forces capture last western outpost in Mogadishuupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 07:20:00

Somali government forces and African Union troops pushed al Qaeda-linked militants out of its last outpost in the western part of Mogadishu, opening the main artery to the famed Bakaara Market, the African Union Mission to Somalia said Friday.

Fresh strikes in Libya as Zuma says Gadhafi is ready for cease-fireupdated: Mon May 30 2011 19:40:00

Fresh explosions rang out early Tuesday near Tripoli, hours after South African President Jacob Zuma held talks with Moammar Gadhafi and signalled he was ready to accept an African Union plan for a cease-fire.

South African leader arrives in Libyaupdated: Mon May 30 2011 19:40:00

South African President Jacob Zuma arrives in Libya to push for a ceasre-fire between Gadhafi forces and rebel fighters.

African Union reinstates Ivory Coastupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 07:22:00

The African Union has lifted the suspension it imposed on Ivory Coast after the nation's former leader refused to cede power following the presidential election last year.

The African Union: What you need to knowupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 08:05:00

Hopes for a Libyan cease-fire were raised briefly this week when it was announced that longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi had agreed, in principle, to the African Union's "road map" proposal for peace.

Libyan rebels reject African Union proposal as fighting ragesupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 20:45:00

The Libyan opposition has rejected a "road map" proposal by the African Union to bring an end to fighting between them and the government of Moammar Gadhafi, opposition leaders said Monday.

Libya opposition retakes eastern cityupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 20:45:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on an opposition success story in Libya, at least for now.

Can African Union broker a Libya peace plan?updated: Mon Apr 11 2011 12:59:00

The African Union has emerged as a potential peace broker in Libya after it persuaded Moammar Gadhafi to agree to a mediation plan, but analysts say the body is unlikely to succeed unless it can overcome diplomatic disarray and distance itself from the Libyan leader.

S. African president: Gadhafi accepts terms of agreementupdated: Sun Apr 10 2011 18:58:00

Embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, in negotiations with the African Union, has agreed in principal to a deal that would end the conflict in the nation he's ruled for 42 years, South African President Jacob Zuma told reporters Sunday.

Forces clashing in Eastern Libyaupdated: Sun Apr 10 2011 18:58:00

Rebel forces continue to exchange fire in Eastern Libya. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Ouattara rejects African Union envoy in Ivory Coast political standoffupdated: Sun Mar 27 2011 08:25:00

The internationally recognized president of Ivory Coast said he rejects the latest African Union envoy selected to help resolve the nation's tense political standoff.

African Union soldiers killed in victories over Somali extremistsupdated: Sat Mar 05 2011 13:14:00

Dozens of African Union soldiers have been killed in two weeks of fierce fighting in Somali capital of Mogadishu, clashes that resulted in significant gains against local and foreign extremists, according to an African Union official familiar with the scale of those losses.

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo calls video showing carnage 'gross manipulation'updated: Sat Mar 05 2011 10:53:00

The African Union chief flew to Ivory Coast on Saturday to make another attempt to resolve the crisis there amid a slaughter of women protesters blamed on self-proclaimed President Laurent Gbagbo.

Gambian leader slams African Union over silence on revoltsupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 15:47:00

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh slammed the African Union for its "unacceptable silence" on the brutal crackdowns on revolts in North African nations and urged Libya's Moammar Gadhafi to step down immediately.

Somalia says it has captured key locations from militants in capitalupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 17:22:00

Somali government forces and African Union troops pushed militants out of long-held positions in Mogadishu on Wednesday amid fierce fighting in the northwestern part of the capital.

A.U. to form panel of heads of state to resolve Ivory Coast crisisupdated: Sun Jan 30 2011 06:10:00

African Union officials will name five heads of state to work on a solution to the Ivory Coast election standoff and report their findings in a month, a spokeswoman said Sunday.

Security Council OKs more troops for Ivory Coastupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 10:53:00

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to send 2,000 additional troops to Ivory Coast, bringing the total mission there to more than 11,000 troops and police.

African Union suspends Ivory Coast amid political chaosupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 14:31:00

The African Union has suspended the Ivory Coast from the organization amid the country's political chaos following a November runoff election, it said in a statement.

9 killed as African Union advances on militantsupdated: Sun Oct 03 2010 14:43:00

At least nine civilians were killed and 42 wounded as peacekeepers from the African Union forces advanced on militant strongholds in Mogadishu, according to a spokesman for a medical group

Teens on frontline in war on terrorupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 10:11:00

Abdullah cannot be much more than 16 years old, but he is charged with fighting an al-Qaeda-linked group.

12 die, 47 wounded as Islamists, AU forces fire shells in Somaliaupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 17:28:00

At least 12 people, mostly women, were killed and 47 others were wounded in Somalia's capital city, Mogadishu, after Islamists and African Union forces exchanged shells Thursday, an ambulance service official said.

Somalia's uncertain peaceupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 17:36:00

Jane Ferguson reports on the forces trying to keep peace in Somalia.

Somalia battles measure success in metersupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 17:36:00

In a city where brutal fighting is the norm, it is easy to glaze over reports of a surge in Mogadishu's violence this summer. But with the country's insurgents now attacking abroad and the expansion of Ugandan and Burundian peacekeepers on the ground, the situation is shifting as much as the front lines.

Al-Shabaab fighters hit Mogadishu airport, 5 deadupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 14:20:00

Suicide bombers in cars disguised as government vehicles slammed into the main gate at Somalia's main airport Thursday, killing two Ugandan peacekeepers and at least three civilians, Somali and African Union officials said Thursday.

U.N.: More than 230 civilians killed in Somalia in recent weeksupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 10:03:00

More than 230 civilians have died in fighting over the past two weeks between Somali transitional government forces and Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Members of Somali parliament killed in bombing are identifiedupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 06:58:00

Somali officials released the names of the four members of parliament Wednesday who were killed in a bomb attack on Tuesday.

UN Security Council condemns Somali suicide attackupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 18:06:00

The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the Somalia suicide bombing that took the lives of at least 33 people on Tuesday. Six members of the Somali Parliament died in the attack and three members were injured, a government spokesperson said.

Nine dead, dozens wounded in Mogadishu fightingupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 16:04:00

Heavy shelling in Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu killed at least nine persons and wounded 53 others after an Islamist group launched at attack on government positions, the director of an ambulance group said Monday.

Sufi group backs more African Union troops in Somaliaupdated: Sat Jul 31 2010 16:48:00

A Somali militant group wanting to rid the war-torn country of an al Qaeda-linked movement welcomed Saturday the African Union's decision last week to expand its peacekeeping presence in the country.

Kenya's Prime Minister likely won't commit troops to AU forceupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 12:36:00

Kenya's Prime Minister says his country probably won't commit troops to an expanded African Union force for Somalia, but he's leaving the door open to "review."

Is AU facing Somalia trap?updated: Wed Jul 28 2010 03:58:00

The African Union boosts forces in Somalia to fight Al-Shabaab, but could it be a trap? CNN's David McKenzie reports

AU reluctant to change role in Somaliaupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 03:58:00

The African Union summit ended Tuesday without a resolution to change the mandate of its mission in Somalia from peacekeeping to peace enforcing, despite calls from some African leaders to do so.

Ping: AU peacekeepers in Somalia need helpupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 09:36:00

The lack of a global response to the Somali crisis has created fertile ground for threats to regional peace in Eastern Africa and the rest of the continent, the president of the African Union Commission said.

Uganda bombings overshadow African Union summitupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 11:21:00

Heads of 35 African nations observed two minutes of silence Sunday to honor more than 70 people killed in terrorist bomb blasts in Uganda earlier this month as the African Union summit opened.

U.S. attorney general to address African Union summit Sundayupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 15:29:00

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit Uganda just two weeks after a deadly bomb attack in Kampala, according to the Justice Department.

Security alert issued for Americans traveling in Ugandaupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 10:34:00

The U.S. State Department has issued a warning to American citizens traveling or residing in Uganda to maintain a high level of vigilance as a major African Union summit gets underway Monday.

African Union summit starts in Uganda a week after bombingsupdated: Sat Jul 17 2010 08:49:00

The African Union summit started in Uganda on Saturday, nearly a week after triple bombings in the nation's capital killed more than 70 people.

Uganda bombing implicationsupdated: Sat Jul 17 2010 08:49:00

CNN's David McKenzie examines the regional implications of Al-Shabaab's apparent bombing in Uganda.

After Kampala attack, Somali militants promise more operationsupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 15:53:00

Al-Shabaab, the Somali militant group that claimed responsibility for Sunday's deadly attacks in Uganda, is promising to "unleash a new tide of terror," but Uganda's leader has vowed to "deal with the authors of this crime and fight back."

Suspected Sudan rebel leaders surrender to courtupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 12:52:00

Two suspected rebel leaders accused of having committed war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region surrendered to the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, the court announced.

At least 45 dead in Somalia mosque attackupdated: Sun May 02 2010 02:18:00

Twin explosions at a mosque in Somalia's capital on Saturday killed at least 45 people and wounded many more, hospital officials and the African Union's peacekeeping force in the country said.

Fighting Islamic militants in Somaliaupdated: Sun May 02 2010 02:18:00

Jane Ferguson reports on Somalia's fight to win over its citizens and defeat Islamic militants.

Leaders call on Guinea-Bissau to maintain democracyupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 07:04:00

A top African Union official has urged the west African nation of Guinea-Bissau to refrain from actions that would undermine democracy after army officers briefly detained the prime minister.

France and African Union decry coup in Nigerupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 20:49:00

The French Foreign Ministry and a top African Union official have denounced a military coup in the west African nation of Niger.

African Union urges United Nations to halt al-Bashir caseupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 07:52:00

The African Union has called on the United Nations Security Council to delay war crimes proceedings against Sudan's president, saying a decision allowing genocide charges harms peace efforts.

Sudanese ambassador speaks outupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 07:52:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour has a provocative interview with Sudan's ambassador to the U.N.

African Union picks new leader as Gadhafi exitsupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 06:22:00

The African Union has elected a new president, ending a bid by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to stay on as president of the organization for another year.

Somali forces: Would-be flier was not carrying 'bomb-making materials'updated: Thu Dec 31 2009 11:16:00

Somali authorities said Thursday that a man arrested last month trying to board a commercial airliner in the country's capital was not carrying chemicals that could have caused an explosion, as an African Union official said.

Somali tried to board plane with chemicals, syringeupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 12:25:00

A man tried to board a commercial airliner in the Somali capital of Mogadishu last month with chemicals that authorities believe could have been used as an explosive device, an African Union official said Wednesday.

Blast kills 19 at graduation ceremony in Somaliaupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 03:50:00

A male suicide bomber dressed in women's clothing killed three members of Somalia's U.N.-backed interim government and 16 others Thursday when he detonated at a medical school graduation ceremony in Mogadishu, government officials and witnesses said.

U.N. condemns violence in Guineaupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 23:04:00

The United Nations Security Council has condemned political violence in Guinea that reportedly killed nearly 160 people.

Condemnation mounts after deadly Guinea political protestupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 18:38:00

Amid international condemnation after security forces reportedly attacked demonstrators at a peaceful rally, reportedly killing nearly 160 people, the Guinean government said Tuesday most of the victims were crushed in the crowd.

Radical Somali leader defends peacekeepers' killingsupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 06:28:00

A radical Islamist leader in Somalia said Sunday that a suicide attack that killed 21 African Union peacekeepers was the right thing to do.

21 killed in suicide attack on African Union base in Somaliaupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 10:28:00

A brazen, daylight suicide bombing on the African Union's peacekeeping mission in Somalia's capital has killed at least 21 people, mostly peacekeepers, the mission said Friday.

Suicide bombers use U.N. disguise in Somali attackupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 12:54:00

Suicide attackers breached security at the African Union base in Somalia's capital by using vehicles with United Nations logos to carry out a deadly double car bombing, the organization told CNN.

Kenya rejects call for military help in Somaliaupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 23:58:00

Somalia's transitional government has the right to request military help from its neighbors against armed militants, the African Union said Monday, but Kenya was quick to reject the idea of sending troops and suggested the AU should spearhead such a move.

Darfur peacekeeper killed during carjackingupdated: Fri May 08 2009 11:16:00

A peacekeeper working for the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur was killed Thursday night during a carjacking, according to a statement released by the joint mission.

Peacekeepers' fury over Somalia killingupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 05:44:00

The African Union responded angrily and defiantly to the killing of at least 11 Burundian soldiers in an apparent suicide bomb attack Sunday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

Somalia fighting kills at least 39 civiliansupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 22:33:00

At least 39 civilians were killed in Somalia's capital Monday after a convoy of African Union peacekeepers was hit by a roadside bomb, causing the troops to open fire, officials and eyewitnesses said.

Children killed in attack on Somali government meetingupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 02:14:00

Suspected Islamic insurgents fired mortar rounds at a Somali government meeting in Mogadishu on Thursday, barely missing the target but striking a nearby village, killing six civilians -- most of them children -- a government spokesman told CNN.

Heavy fighting erupts in Mogadishuupdated: Tue Mar 06 2007 06:23:00

Mortar fire and heavy fighting erupted in Mogadishu on Tuesday during a welcoming ceremony as Ugandan peacekeepers arrived in the Somali capital, according to witnesses at the scene.

Bush agrees to special envoy to Sudanupdated: Mon Sep 18 2006 18:30:00

Bowing to pressure from international aid groups and human rights groups, U.S. President George W. Bush will appoint a special envoy to pursue ending the violence in Sudan's Darfur region, senior U.S. officials have told CNN.

Sudan will allow African troops but not U.N. force updated: Mon Sep 04 2006 13:00:00

Sudan will allow a force of African Union troops to remain in Darfur past September, but not as part of a U.N. force that includes other international troops, the Sudanese government said Monday.

Diplomats mull peacekeepers for Somaliaupdated: Mon Jun 19 2006 12:29:00

African and Western diplomats agreed to send experts to study conditions in Somalia before deploying a peacekeeping mission there, African Union officials said Monday, after militias vowing to impose Islamic rule took over the capital of the Horn of Africa country.

Sudan agrees to more peacekeepersupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 05:08:00

Peacekeepers from the African Union will be increased to help protect civilians in the afflicted Sudanese region of Darfur, the country's foreign minister said Thursday.

Sudan 'allows monitors in camps'updated: Wed Sep 29 2004 14:53:00

The Sudanese government has agreed to allow African Union forces to deploy inside camps in Darfur to monitor the local police who control the camps, a U.N. spokeswoman has said.

Talks break down in Sudanupdated: Sun Jul 18 2004 05:47:00

Talks broke down Saturday between two rebel groups and the African Union, which has been trying to mediate an end to the violence in the Darfur region of Sudan, where government-backed Arab militias are blamed for a campaign of mass murders.

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