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Burundi crisis poses 'catastrophic' risk for region: AU

Addis Ababa (AFP) – The African Union warned Sunday of potential "catastrophic consequences" for troubled Burundi & the wider region if rivals do not resolve political differences peacefully. One day…

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Barred Mugabe 'can travel to EU as AU head': official

Brussels (AFP) – Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe can visit the EU in his capacity as new head of the African Union despite a long-standing travel ban by Brussels, a spokeswoman…

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European Comet Lander May Wake Up from Space Slumber

SAN FRANCISCO — Europe's Philae comet lander may be approximately to wake up from its lengthy, unplanned slumber. Philae, part of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, went into hibernation…

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AU: 250 Nigerian health workers to treat Ebola

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Nigerian health care workers prepared on Wednesday to deploy to fight Ebola in West Africa, part of the African Union's promise to send 1,000 desperately…

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Time running out for deal on Burkina Faso transition govt: AU chief

Ouagadougou (AFP) – The head of the African Union held urgent talks in Burkina Faso on the west African country's transition to civilian rule following the ouster of veteran president…

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Somali, African troops recapture key port from Shebab

Mogadishu (AFP) – Somali troops backed by African peacekeepers on Sunday recaptured the last major port in Somalia held by the Shebab, removing a key source of revenue for the…

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Powerful Megaflare from Small Star Stuns Scientists (Video, Image)

A series of megaflares unleashed earlier this year by a nearby red dwarf has astronomers rethinking just what these small, dim stars are capable of. On April 23, NASA's Swift satellite…

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UN-funded African troops raped vulnerable Somalis: HRW

Nairobi (AFP) – Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn & impoverished Somalia have gang raped women & girls as young as 12 & traded food aid for sex, Human Rights…

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AU hits back at 'skewed' world justice with African court

Addis Ababa (AFP) – Complaining of bullying in the international justice arena, African leaders are forging ahead with plans to set up their own regional court — & donate themselves…

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African leaders vote for immunity at continent's court

Addis Ababa (AFP) – The African Union said Friday it has approved a draft decision to grant leaders immunity in the continental court, a move criticised by rights groups accusing…

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