The African Union (AU) is a union consisting of 55 African states. Its goal is to promote political and economic cooperation on the continent.
The AU was established in 2001 in Addis Ababa to replace the Organization of African Unity (OAU). The most important decisions of the AU are made by the Assembly of the African Union, heads of state and government of its member states which meets twice a year. The AU's secretariat, the African Union Commission, is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is a collection of DW's latest content on the AU.
The Africa Union vows to support migrants and the displaced as summit comes to a close+++Stateless people in Kenya call on authorities to consider their plight and give them identity cards +++Nearly 100 children have died of Ebola virus in DRC since last year
It is unusual for the AU to speak out against official election results in member states but it has now cast doubt on the preliminary results announced in DR Congo. It was high time for this, says DW's Mohammed Khelef.
Nigerian army accuses Amnesty International of trying to destabilize the country+++Reporters Without Borders releases report indicating atleast 80 journalists were killed worldwide while on duty in 2018+++ EU leaders meet with their counterparts from AU to strengthen economic ties and tackle migration crisis