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African Union makes a pressing appeal for an immediate end to violence in Libya

The African Union has made an urgent appeal for the cessation of hostilities between warring parties in Libya.   In a press release, the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma strongly condemned the escalation of confrontation between arme

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African Court of Justice and Human Rights to Grant Top Officials Immunity from Prosecution

Member states of the African Union have approved a treaty to establish the African Court of Justice and Human Rights (ACJHR), a regional human rights court with jurisdiction over criminal as well as civil cases. The ACJHR would have jurisdiction to prosecute international-scale crimes, including

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African Union heads to US for first ever US-Africa Summit

On Friday 31st July, a delegation of the African Union Commission, led by chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, left Addis Ababa for Washington to take part in the first ever US-Africa summit.   The summit will involve leaders of 50 African nations along with representatives fro

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