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China rejects ‘preposterous’ AU headquarters spying report

A report by a prominent French newspaper has alleged China of spying on the African Union headquarters. The Chinese-funded building in Addis Ababa is currently hosting the 30th summit of the pan-African body. A Chinese official on Monday dismissed as 'preposterous' a report by French newspaper Le Monde alleging that Beijing

Letter ‘bomb’: Obasanjo, Buhari embrace in Addis Ababa

Babatunde Abiodun    Barely a week after his controversial letter, the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo had a personal contact with President Muhammadu Buhari when the two met at the ongoing African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The two leaders met briefly in the Nelson Mandela plenary hall of the African union Commission,

Trump to African leaders: My warmest regards

No more shithole slur. US President Donald Trump has sent a more dignifying message to African leaders, meeting in Addis-Ababa this weekend. At a meeting today with Rwanda President Paul Kagame in Davos Switzerland, Trump asked him to pass on his “warmest regards” to other  leaders. Trump had sparked global outrage after

Buhari leaves for AU summit on Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart for Addis Ababa in Ethiopia on Friday to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) where he will make presentation on anti-corruption. The President, who was engaged by AU at the last session

Peace and Security Council Report No 93

In this issue On the Agenda: 29th AU summit At the recent African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa some countries complained about the way decisions on AU reforms had been made. Leaders decided, among other measures, that September would be amnesty month for those possessing illegal weapons. Special Focus: Situation in the Sahel The