African leaders pushing for own regional court

Source: Press TV African leaders are forging ahead with proposals to set up their own regional court amid criticisms against the function of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The move comes as the African Union accuses the Hague-based ICC of anti-African bias and racism. African Union director of legal affairs Vincent Nmehielle said the international […]

African leaders to establish rapid standby force with technical capability

GEESKA Kampala (HAN) July 20, 2014 – East African defense and security news. The Eastern African community region, including Uganda will be ready to deploy a 5,000 strong standby force by the end of 2014, the Uganda Maj. General Francis Okello said. The The Eastern African community forces will be comprised of troops from Uganda, […]

Shebab fighters attack African Union base in Somalia

Mogadishu (AFP) – Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab commandos on Thursday attacked an African Union military base in central Somalia dressed in stolen government army uniforms, killing at least two soldiers from Djibouti, the AU force said. The Shebab said their gunmen stormed the compound of a hotel where Djiboutian troops with the AU force were based in […]

African Union Peace and Security Council unanimously unfreezes Egypt’s membership in the body after an ambassadorial meeting in Ethopia

  (Middle East Eye) Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia Mohammed Idris hailed a Tuesday decision by the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council to unfreeze Egypt’s membership in the pan-African body. The council’s decision reflected the “historic relationship” between Egypt and the AU, said Idris to Anadolu Agency. The Egyptian diplomat also said the decision […]