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African Union and Somali troops pushed al-Shabab insurgents out of the capital in August 2011, fostering a relatively secure peace that Mogadishu hasn't seen in years.
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African nations this week mark the 50th year since the founding of a continentwide organization, now called the African Union, that spearheaded efforts to liberate the continent from colonial...
98 days ago
The troops were handed over in a ceremony Wednesday, the African Union said in a statement received Friday, bringing to 3,350 the number of African soldiers deployed against the LRA.
102 days ago
A joint Somali-African Union investigation into a case of civilian casualties found that African Union troops killed seven civilians, including five children.
115 days ago
An African Union official says more than $450 million for the military campaign in Mali against Islamist extremists has been raised at a donors' conference here.
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The African Union says it will deploy a force in Mali, where French troops are helping the Malian army to push back Islamist extremists whose rebellion threatens to divide the West African nation.
126 days ago
The U.N. and African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan says more than 100 people have been killed and other 70,000 displaced from their homes because of recent tribal warfare in Darfur.
127 days ago
A Somali official says African Union troops mistakenly opened fire on a religious school while pursuing militants, killing five children and two adults.
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There was no agreement on the issue during the summit and AU officials say how the two sides would proceed in such events remains open ended.
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African Union and Somali troops have taken a rebel stronghold north of the Somali capital, another setback for the al-Shabab extremists who once controlled Mogadishu.
176 days ago
The president of the African Union has written a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, asking for an immediate military intervention in Mali.