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[Photos] The African passport with 5 language inscriptions

The passport are currently issued to Heads of States and diplomats and is believed to have high security features. The first recepients were Chairperson of the African Union, Idris Deby Itno and Rwand

The passport are currently issued to Heads of States and diplomats and is believed to have high security features. The first recepients were Chairperson of the African Union, Idris Deby Itno and Rwand

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African passport launched, Idris Deby & Paul Kagame get first copies

The African passport has finally been launched and the first two copies issued at the 27th African Union (AU) summit in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

The African passport has finally been launched and the first two copies issued at the 27th African Union (AU) summit in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

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AU ready to deploy East African Stanby Force to Burundi

The African Union Commission could deploy the East African Standby Force to Burundi in the wake of deadly clashes recorded since April. The contingency plan was deliberated upon at the 565th African

The African Union Commission could deploy the East African Standby Force to Burundi in the wake of deadly clashes recorded since April. The contingency plan was deliberated upon at the 565th African

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Obama urges nations to respect democracy in African Union speech

At the end of an historic and personally significant trip, Barack Obama has left Africa with words of hope and warning. Before setting off from

At the end of an historic and personally significant trip, Barack Obama has left Africa with words of hope and warning. Before setting off from

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'Phase one over' in Boko Haram battle, say Chad-Niger forces

African coalition forces say the first phase of the offensive against Boko Haram is over following last week’s successful recapture of a strategic

African coalition forces say the first phase of the offensive against Boko Haram is over following last week’s successful recapture of a strategic

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7,500 African Union troops to fight Boko Haram

African Union forces from Chad have attacked Boko Haram killing 120 of its militants in the far north of Cameron. The Islamist militant group had

African Union forces from Chad have attacked Boko Haram killing 120 of its militants in the far north of Cameron. The Islamist militant group had

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African Union gives Burkina Faso's military two week deadline

Burkina Faso’s military has been given two weeks to hand over power to a civilian leader or face sanctions from the African Union. The army seized

Burkina Faso’s military has been given two weeks to hand over power to a civilian leader or face sanctions from the African Union. The army seized

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Central African Republic looms large at EU-Africa talks

The Central African Republic, climate change and trade topped talks in Brussels on Thursday as leaders met for day two of the EU-Africa summit

The Central African Republic, climate change and trade topped talks in Brussels on Thursday as leaders met for day two of the EU-Africa summit

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African Union accuses ICC of race hunt against Africans

The African Union has publicly accused the International Criminal Court of ‘ hunting’ Africans because of their race. The accusation was made as the

The African Union has publicly accused the International Criminal Court of ‘ hunting’ Africans because of their race. The accusation was made as the

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African Union celebrates 50 years and looks to next half century

The 50th anniversary celebration of the organisation now known as the African Union has opened in the the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, in the

The 50th anniversary celebration of the organisation now known as the African Union has opened in the the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, in the

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First female leader for African Union

The African Union has appointed its first chairwoman, South Africa’s former home affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former wife of

The African Union has appointed its first chairwoman, South Africa’s former home affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former wife of

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Search for bombs in Kismayu after Somali rebel retreat

In Somalia African Union troops and the government’s own forces have been combing Kismayu for bombs hidden by al Shabaab militants who’ve retreated

In Somalia African Union troops and the government’s own forces have been combing Kismayu for bombs hidden by al Shabaab militants who’ve retreated

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Kenyan and Somali troops flush al-Shabbab out of Kismayo

African Union and Somali troops have entered the strategic port town of Kismayo, the former stronghold of the al-Shabaab rebel group in

African Union and Somali troops have entered the strategic port town of Kismayo, the former stronghold of the al-Shabaab rebel group in

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Somali forces appeal for order after rebel retreat

The Somali government in Mogadishu has called on residents in Kismayu to co-operate with security forces after al-Shabaab rebels were ousted from the

The Somali government in Mogadishu has called on residents in Kismayu to co-operate with security forces after al-Shabaab rebels were ousted from the

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African leaders hail first woman at helm of AU

The election of the African Union’s first female leader follows months of wrangling that threatened to divide the organisation. Nkosazana

The election of the African Union’s first female leader follows months of wrangling that threatened to divide the organisation. Nkosazana

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First female to head African Union Commission

South African Home Affairs Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has become the first female to head the African Union Commission. The 63-year-old’s

South African Home Affairs Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has become the first female to head the African Union Commission. The 63-year-old’s

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African leaders meet at AU summit in Ethiopia

The feuding Sudanese leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his southern counterpart Salva Kiir have come face to face at this year’s African Union summit

The feuding Sudanese leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his southern counterpart Salva Kiir have come face to face at this year’s African Union summit

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Dozens killed in Mali counter-coup attempt

Soldiers from Mali’s ruling junta have overrun the main presidential guard barracks in the capital Bamako, which has been the scene of heavy

Soldiers from Mali’s ruling junta have overrun the main presidential guard barracks in the capital Bamako, which has been the scene of heavy

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African Union mission to hunt for rebel leader Kony

The African Union is to launch a new mission beginning this weekend to hunt Joseph Kony – the Ugandan rebel leader wanted for war crimes whose

The African Union is to launch a new mission beginning this weekend to hunt Joseph Kony – the Ugandan rebel leader wanted for war crimes whose

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Bience Gawanas on women power in Africa

Euronews’ Francois Chignac met and talked with Bience Gawanas at the 17th summit of the African Union, held in Equatorial Guinea. She is the

Euronews’ Francois Chignac met and talked with Bience Gawanas at the 17th summit of the African Union, held in Equatorial Guinea. She is the

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Saving the African Union

Libya, Ivory Coast, South Sudan, Zimbabwe – recent events in Africa, many of them very violent, have burst onto the international stage. And in

Libya, Ivory Coast, South Sudan, Zimbabwe – recent events in Africa, many of them very violent, have burst onto the international stage. And in

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African Union non-committal on Gaddafi's future

The African Union hopes a document it has drawn up on Libya will form a base for negotiations between government and rebels. But it remains

The African Union hopes a document it has drawn up on Libya will form a base for negotiations between government and rebels. But it remains

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Libyan rebels reject Gaddafi's new ceasefire call

Rebels have rejected the results of fresh mediation efforts to end the conflict in Libya with Muammar Gaddafi giving no sign he is ready to step

Rebels have rejected the results of fresh mediation efforts to end the conflict in Libya with Muammar Gaddafi giving no sign he is ready to step

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Gaddafi accepts AU peace plan - Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma says Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has accepted the African Union roadmap aimed at bringing the conflict in the

South African President Jacob Zuma says Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has accepted the African Union roadmap aimed at bringing the conflict in the

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Libya's government accepts peace roadmap

Libya’s government has announced it is ready to accept a roadmap for resolving the country’s crisis as proposed by a group of African Union

Libya’s government has announced it is ready to accept a roadmap for resolving the country’s crisis as proposed by a group of African Union

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Ivory Coast's Gbagbo rebuffs AU call to quit

Ivory Coast’s disputed leader Laurent Gbabgo on Thursday rejected an African Union proposal that he step down to solve the country’s political

Ivory Coast’s disputed leader Laurent Gbabgo on Thursday rejected an African Union proposal that he step down to solve the country’s political

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African Union says Somalia being ignored

A call for change rang loud and clear on the first day of the African Union’s summit in Ethiopia. But the first appeal did not fall in favour of

A call for change rang loud and clear on the first day of the African Union’s summit in Ethiopia. But the first appeal did not fall in favour of