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  • Aug 28, 2014
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African Union Summit

Africa leaders agree to immediately set up a military rapid reaction force

African leaders decided yesterday to immediately establish a military rapid reaction force to deal with regional security emergencies, moving to reduce the continent's reliance on outside forces and funds for its defence.

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 4:11am

Looting in Timbuktu as donors pledge US$455 million for Mali

Hundreds of Malians looted Arab-owned shops on Tuesday in Mali’s fabled Timbuktu, newly freed from Islamists, as global donors pledged over US$455 million.

29 Jan 2013 - 9:24pm

International donor conference for war-torn Mali opens

An international donor conference to drum up funds and troops to help the military operation in Mali opened on Tuesday at the African Union headquarters.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:03pm

Mali crisis to dominate AU summit

Efforts to end conflict across Africa, especially in Mali, dominated the African Union summit opening on Sunday, with the 54-member bloc’s chief saying greater efforts are needed to build peace.

“Much still needs to be done to resolve ongoing, renewed and new conflict situations in a number of countries,” AU Commission chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said in her opening speech.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Talking points

China gets moving ahead of holiday

26 Jan 2013 - 5:27am