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African Union accepts responsibility for Malaysian cameraman’s death

African Union accepts responsibility for Malaysian cameraman’s death

(InformAfrica) — The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) yesterday acknowledged that it was involved in the fatal shooting of Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, a Malaysian cameraman employed by Bernama TV, on 2 September in Mogadishu. Another Malaysian cameraman, Aji Saregar Mazlan of TV3, was slightly injured in the same incident.

AU says 26 countries unlikely to achieve MDG target on education

AU says 26 countries unlikely to achieve MDG target on education

Addis Ababa (InformAfrica) – Dr Beatrice Khamati, Head, Education Division of the AU Commission, says more than 26 African countries are unlikey to achieve Education for All (EFA) by 2015.

South Sudan to join the African Union

South Sudan to join the African Union

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, (InformAfrica/African Press Organization) — On Monday, 15 August 2011, South Sudan will be formally admitted in the African Union (AU) as its 54th Member State.

Famine to engulf all of southern Somalia

Famine to engulf all of southern Somalia

(InformAfrica) — The famine ravaging parts of Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu, is likely to persist for the rest of the year, engulfing all of the country’s south, experts warned Thursday.

African Union says will host drought conference August 9

African Union says will host drought conference August 9

(InformAfrica) — The African Union says it will host a donors conference for Somali drought victims here on August 9. “Around the globe, everyone must dig deep into their pockets to rescue the people of Somalia from the abyss they find themselves staring into,” he added during a one-day visit to Somalia’s war-torn capital Mogadishu.

Chad supports sending Habre to Belgium for trial

Chad supports sending Habre to Belgium for trial

(“InformAfrica”) — Chad said on Friday it backed sending former dictator Hissene Habre for trial in Belgium, just weeks after an abortive bid by Senegal to fly him back to his home country.

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