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Somalia transition plan on track as Amisom begins exit

Important targets that Amisom set out to achieve as part of our Somalia exit strategy are being completed

Al Shabab ‘storms AU base’ in Somalia

Militants from Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabab group rammed a suicide car bomb into an African Union army base and stormed inside.

SA 2nd on list of African countries with most female MPs

Despite gains, the overall picture is of an excruciatingly slow pace in increasing women's participation in the African political space, surveys show.

Eight dead as gunmen attack AU base in Somalia

The AU says that three peacekeepers and five Islamist gunmen were killed in the ensuing battle, which saw the gunmen infiltrate the base in Mogadishu.

AU calls for end to Ebola travel ban

The AU said lifting the travel ban would ease the economic impact of the restrictions, which add to continent's woes.

Rape claims threaten to overshadow Ebola response plan

The African Union will have to deal with a crisis of another colour altogether, even as a continental response strategy to illness takes shape.

Al-Shabab target intelligence site in Somalia

Somalia's al-Shabab rebels have carried out a major attack against intelligence headquarters and a detention facility in central Mogadishu.

AU calls for more African troops in Somalia

The African Union has backed a call to boost by about a third the number of troops in an African peacekeeping force in Somalia.

Somalia’s UN envoy seeks resources to counter al-Shabab

Nicholas Kay, UN special representative for Somalia, says troops in the East African country require more resources to combat al-Shabab.

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

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Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

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Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

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