Sunday, January 31, 2010

AU Summit Begins IN The Ethiopian Capital Of Addis Ab

African Summit Hears World Ignoring Somalia Crisis -- Reuters

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The worsening crisis in Somalia is as big a threat to global security as Afghanistan but is being ignored by the world, delegates told an African Union summit on Sunday.

Somalia's U.N.-backed transitional government is fighting an Islamist insurgency and has been hemmed into a few streets of the capital Mogadishu.

An African Union (AU) peacekeeping force of 5,000, provided by Burundi and Uganda, is struggling to hold back the rebels. The AU has repeatedly asked for U.N. peacekeepers to bolster its efforts but has only been given funding.

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More News on The AU Summit

African Union summit starts with dispute over leader -- AFP
Malawi's president elected African Union leader -- Washington Post
Gaddafi loses role as head of African Union -- Financial Times
Gadhafi Blasts AU as He Steps Down as Chairman -- Voice of America
African Union relief at Kadhafi exit -- AFP

AU kicks off 14th summit with theme on ICT development -- People's Daily
African heads meet to discuss regional conflicts, climate change -- CCTV
African leaders arrive in Ethiopia for AU summit -- Afrique En Ligne
AU summit opens in Ethiopian capital with several African leaders in attendance -- Ethiopian Journal
14th Ordinary Summit of the African Union opens in Addis Ababa -- Ethiopian news Agency
Zimbabwe elected to Africa's Peace and Security Council -- afrique en Ligne
Ghana dissatisfied with dictatorial leadership in Africa -- Ghana Web
Ban commits UN to harnessing support for African development needs -- UN News Centre
UN chief calls for Sudan unity ahead of African summit -- AFP
Libya Renews Call for United States of Africa -- Voice of America
Backgrounder: Previous summits of the African Union (AU) -- CCTV
Africa to hit 4.3% growth in 2010: report -- AFP

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