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African Union force denies it was involved in ex-al Shabaab leader’s arrest : The Standard


Former al Shabaab leader Mukhtar Robow attends a news conference in Baidoa, Somalia, November 4, 2018. [Courtesy]

African Union peacekeepers did not help in the arrest of a former al Shabaab leader that led to clashes in which 11 people were killed, the AU force said, following a report that Ethiopian members of the force had been involved.

At the same time, Somalia’s national parliament speaker, Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman, called for the release of Mukhtar Robow and the postponement of regional presidential elections in South West region, where Robow is vying for the post.
Somalia’s Internal Security Ministry said it arrested Robow on Thursday, accusing him of bringing Islamist militants and weapons back to Baidoa, the capital of South West region.
Robow’s spokesman had said he was…

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African Union force says not involved in arrest of ex-Shabaab leader – SABC News


African Union peacekeepers did not help in the arrest of a former al Shabaab leader that led to clashes in which 11 people were killed, the AU force said, following a report that Ethiopian members of the force had been involved.

Somalia’s Internal Security Ministry said it arrested Mukhtar Robow on Thursday, accusing him of bringing Islamist militants and weapons back to Baidoa, the capital of South West region where he is running for president.

Robow’s spokesman had said he was beaten by Ethiopian troops, who are part of the AU peacekeeping force in Somalia, in the course of his arrest. Local elders and residents had also said Ethiopian troops had helped with the arrest.

“AMISOM had no part in the arrest of Mr. Robow and his subsequent transfer to Mogadishu,” the force said….

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African Union Force Denies It Was Involved in Arrest of Ex-Al Shabaab Leader



MOGADISHU (Reuters) – African Union peacekeepers did not help in the arrest of a former al Shabaab leader that led to clashes in which 11 people …
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Minister Davies to attend the African Union (AU) Ministers of Trade meeting in Egypt


Minister Davies will be attending the 7th African Union Meeting of Ministers of Trade (AMOT) from 12-13 December 2018. AMOT is taking place alongside the inaugural Intra-Africa Trade Fair taking place in Cairo, Egypt, from 11-17 December 2018.

The AMOT will consider the progress made in the implementation of outstanding issues on trade in goods and trade in services that would ensure the effective implementation of the Agreement upon entry into force, in accordance with the decision of the 31st Assembly of the African Union held in Nouakchott, Mauritania in July 2018.

The 7th AMOT follows the launch of the AfCFTA…

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African Union continues charting way forward for geothermal development in Africa



The Event was organized by the Department of Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission (AUC) and was attended by high-level …
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Russia Supports African Union in Establishing Regional Stability – Commissioner


Sputnik: What was the nature of your visit to Russia, and have you signed any agreements with Russian officials during your time here?

Smail Chergui: This is a regular consultation that we undertake at least once every year, but it’s also in preparation of the visit of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the whole Commission by March 2019, for the strategic dialogue [summit] between the Russian Federation and the African Union Commission. During that big visit, we will have to sign a renewed agreement, to really take into account the added actions that we have taken in strengthening the partnership between the two sides.

Sputnik: South Africa has outlined peacekeeping operations as its priority when it becomes a non-permanent member of the UN Security…

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