AU Sets Ultimatum for Hague Court


The African Union has demanded reforms at the International Criminal Court's office of the Prosecutor or they will stop co-operating. This statement was made after the organisation's summit, which ended with a call to fast-track an African standby force to better respond to conflicts across the continent - enabling them to rapidly intervene in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
  • Kenya:  Reform or We Will Not Cooperate, AU Tells ICC

    The Star, 1 February 2014

    THE African Union has demanded reforms at the International Criminal Court's office of the Prosecutor by the end of April or they will stop cooperating with the court. read more »

  • Africa:  Africa Warns Hague Court Over Ties With NGOs

    Capital FM, 31 January 2014

    The African Union (AU) has given the International Criminal Court (ICC) until April 30 to come up with a plan on how to get The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) in order, or risk a ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Donors Pledge Funds

    Deutsche Welle, 1 February 2014

    At a donor's summit led by the African Union, 60 nations have come together to raise money for crisis-stricken Central African Republic. An estimated one million people have been ... read more »

  • Africa:  AU - Standby Force Needed to Respond to Conflicts

    Voice of America, 31 January 2014

    The African Union summit wrapped up Friday with a call to fast-track an African standby force to better respond to conflicts across the continent. AU leaders say the recent ... read more »

  • Africa:  AU Leaders Strive for Peaceful Continent

    SAnews.gov.za, 1 February 2014

    The two-day African Union summit closed in Ethiopia on Friday night with a renewed pledge by leaders to work towards a prosperous Africa free from conflicts and poverty. read more »

  • Liberia:  At 22nd African Union Summit, President Sirleaf Presents Final Report of High Level Panel On Fragile States

    Liberia Government, 31 January 2014

    At the 22nd Session of the Assembly of the African Union, taking place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has presented the Final Report of the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  State Pledges U.S.$1.5 Million to Support AU Mission in CAR

    Vanguard, 1 February 2014

    Nigeria on Saturday pledged 1.5 million US dollars at an international donor summit at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa to support African-led International Mission (MISCA) in ... read more »

  • Africa:  Not the Africa We Want

    Zimbabwe Independent, 31 January 2014

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe and colleagues from across the continent are in Ethiopia for the African summit where this year there is a nascent buzz phrase "Agenda 2063: The Africa We ... read more »

  • Africa:  'Keep Dirty Hands Off Africa'

    The Herald, 1 February 2014

    Africa should avoid entering "horse and rider" economic arrangements that only benefit other nations while leaving the continent poorer, President Mugabe has said. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Charges African Leaders On MDGs

    Daily Trust, 1 February 2014

    President Goodluck Jonathan has called on African leaders to remain focused on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe Rallies Africa As He Seeks EU Invite

    New Zimbabwe, 2 February 2014

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has rallied the backing of fellow African leaders in his bid to force an invitation to the EU-African Union summit set for Brussels in April this year. read more »

  • South Africa:  President Zuma Returns From the the 22nd AU Summit

    South African Government, 2 February 2014

    President Jacob Zuma has this evening, 01 February 2014, returned to South Africa from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he was on a working visit to attend the 22nd Ordinary Session of ... read more »

  • Angola:  Vice President Back to Luanda From Addis Ababa

    Angola Press Agency, 2 February 2014

    Angola's vice president of Republic Manuel Vicente returned Saturday from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he attended the 22nd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African ... read more »

  • Africa:  Africa Must Speak With a Single Voice

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 1 February 2014

    African countries are insisting that they must continue to work in a united fashion and speak with a single voice in negotiations with bodies from outside the continent, Mozambican ... read more »

  • Africa:  Haiti Seeks Admission Into AU

    The Herald, 1 February 2014

    "Even though it's situated in the Americas, Haiti still has strong roots in Africa. All the heroes who fought for the country's independence during the 1804 revolution were ... read more »

  • Africa:  Leaders Pledge to End Hunger by 2025

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 31 January 2014

    FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today welcomed a breakthrough commitment by African heads of state to end hunger on the continent by 2025. read more »

  • Africa:  AU Credibility Questioned After Appointing Mugabe to Top Post

    SW Radio Africa, 31 January 2014

    The credibility of the African Union (AU) is being questioned after Robert Mugabe was this week appointed to a top position, which puts him in line to take over the AU chairmanship ... read more »

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