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  • proper n. A multinational organisation consisting of 53 African nations.


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  • And, it is important in the first instance that the relevant neighbours, the African Union and the South African Development Community keep the pressure on, and that's been joined in recent times and days by the

    Interview ��� Meet the Press - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • “Large parts of Darfur are seeing a collapse of law and order, and you still object to a UN peacekeeping force that can take over from the small and ineffective African Union forces,” I exclaimed in Khartoum a day earlier to Lam Akol, the Sudanese foreign minister, and Kosti Manibe, the humanitarian minister.

    A Billion Lives

  • Establishes a robust peacekeeping force of 26, 000 soldiers and police, a joint African Union and UN force to replace the smaller and lighter Africn Union force supported through resolution 1590 2005.

    A Billion Lives

  • During a meeting later with the African Union forces in Nyala, the main town of South Darfur, we received reports of a dangerously deteriorating situation.

    A Billion Lives

  • Diplomatic Disagreements Libya : South Africa agreed to no-fly zone but would prefer African Union to negotiate a cease-fire instead of continuing NATO campaign to force Moammar Gadhafi to step down.

    First Lady Heads To South Africa

  • At first Harare had rejected my mission, but Gambari spoke to Mugabe at an African Union meeting in October and managed to convince him to agree to see me in Zimbabwe.

    A Billion Lives

  • Neither the government nor the African Union forces were able or willing to deploy in Sirba before the massacre, despite increasingly desperate warnings by villagers and aid workers of the impending attacks.

    A Billion Lives

  • I had also hoped to visit Tawilla in North Darfur to highlight a rare case of successful local security provision by the African Union forces, and to go east of El Geneina to see the powerful Musa Hilal, the presumed leader of the Arab Janjaweed, to protest the horrendous attacks against the civilian populations.

    A Billion Lives

  • The African Union attempted to sort things out in a statement on October 17, but internal AU compromises resulted in the communiqué leaving the critical question—the political relationship between Gbagbo and Banny—ambiguous.

    Surrender is not an Option


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