12 Updates
Egypt likely to resume AU membership
Photo Credit: FAYEZ NURELDINE, Getty Images

Egypt likely to resume AU membership

Jul 22 2013, 5:00pm CDT | by IANS

Addis Ababa, July 22 (IANS) With the African Union Commission (AUC) deciding to send a delegation to Egypt, suspended July 5 following a military coup that ousted president Mohammad Morsi, the North African nation could soon return to the fold, the head of the delegation said Monday

Addis Ababa, July 22 — With the African Union Commission (AUC) deciding to send a delegation to Egypt, suspended July 5 following a military coup that ousted president Mohammad Morsi, the North...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

1 year ago

Egypt likely to resume AU membership

Jul 22 2013, 5:00pm CDT | by IANS

Addis Ababa, July 22 (IANS) With the African Union Commission (AUC) deciding to send a delegation to Egypt, suspended July 5 following a military coup that ousted president Mohammad Morsi, the North African nation could soon return to the fold, the head of the delegation said Monday

Addis Ababa, July 22 — With the African Union Commission (AUC) deciding to send a delegation to Egypt, suspended July 5 following a military coup that ousted president Mohammad Morsi, the North African nation could soon return to the fold, the head of the delegation said Monday

"The panel will meet the (AUC's) Peace and Security Council (PSC) after meeting with everyone and after observing the situation in Egypt, which should quickly come back to the AU family as an active member," Alpha Oumar Konare, a former president of Mali and former AUC chair.

He was speaking to reporters after a meeting between AUC chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Mona Omar, special envoy of Egypt's interim president to discuss the country's return to the AU.

The delegation will also include Gontebanye Festus Mogae, the former president of Botswana and Dileita Dileita Mahamed, former prime minister of Djibouti.

Omar said that Egypt's suspension arose out of a misunderstanding of the situation in the country because the revolution that took place was a popular uprising and not unconstitutional.

"We do not have a problem with welcoming the panel but we want to make sure that the mandate it is given is restricted to gathering information about the situation in Egypt and then coming back here to present the exact information to PSC," she said.

The panel will provide the PSC with clear information about the situation in Egypt that the Omar believes to be misunderstood.

Currently, in Egypt, a new government has been formed, presidential and parliamentary elections have been decided on and the process has started to draft a new constitution, Omar added.

"We are now on the right track," she said.

With the progresses made and the response of the [anel, the special envoy hoped Egypt will return as a member of the Union in the next few weeks.

"The panel will bring answers to all the questions on Egypt's situation" Dlamini-Zuma said.

(Hadra Ahmed can be contacted at hadraahmed@gmail.com)

--Indo-Asian News service

hadra/vm

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
12

Tweets

 
 
Update
11

15 hours ago

Has archaeology gone overboard in throwing out Bible?

Sep 14 2014 12:29am CDT | Source: WND

(ASOR) The relationship between archaeology and the Bible has been a much-debated topic over the last 25 years. The terms ‘minimalists’ and ‘maximalists’ are now as frequent as ‘exodus’ and ‘epigraphy’. There seems to be little or no middle ground. On the one hand, William Dever is—as he has stated on several occasions—flattered to have the death of biblical archaeology ascribed to him, although he is quick to point out that, in fact, he “only wrote the obituary.” On the ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
10

21 hours ago

Kerry Visits Egypt Seeking Aid in ISIS Fight

Sep 13 2014 6:54pm CDT | Source: NYT-Politics

The long road to building a coalition was underscored during the secretary of state’s visit to Egypt, the fifth stop on his tour of the Middle ...
Source: NYT-Politics   Full article at: NYT-Politics
 

 
Update
9

1 day ago

Kerry seeks Egypt aid in terror fight

Sep 13 2014 11:34am CDT | Source: POLITICO

He hails Egypt as an "important partner" in the emerging coalition aimed at ...
Source: POLITICO   Full article at: POLITICO
 

 
Update
8

1 day ago

Qatar expels Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Sep 13 2014 7:13am CDT | Source: Townhall's

CAIRO (AP) — Leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood group and allied clerics said on Saturday that they are departing Qatar, where they had ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
6

5 days ago

Egypt to host Gaza reconstruction conference on October 12

Sep 9 2014 2:17pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will host a donors conference on the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip on October 12 in Cairo following t ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
5

1 week ago

Ending Gender-Based Violence Around the World

Sep 6 2014 11:28am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

In late May, two Indian girls who had gone outside to use the restroom were gang-raped and then hung from a tree. That same week, a pregnant Pakistani woman was attacked and brutally murdered by a group of her family members in a so-called "honor killing." Onlookers -- including police -- watched as she was beaten to death in a public place. Pakistan's Human Rights Commission reported that 869 "honor killings" took place in 201 ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
4

1 week ago

In Defense of Christians

Sep 6 2014 8:01am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

We have every reason to be concerned with the fate of the Christian communities of the Arab World. From Egypt to Iraq, these ancient churches have not only survived through centuries of hardship, foreign invasions, and domestic repression, they have also played an important role contributing to Arab culture and Islamic civilization. Given the unsettling hostilities of the post-Iraq and post-Arab Spring Middle East, the ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
3

1 week ago

Egypt charges ex-president Mursi with leaking state secrets to Qatar

Sep 6 2014 5:28am CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Lin Noueihed CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt charged ousted president Mohamed Mursi and nine others on Saturday with en ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
2

1 week ago

Bomb kills 8 Egyptian policemen in Sinai

Sep 2 2014 4:50am CDT | Source: Townhall's

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb has killed eight policemen travelling in an armored vehicle in the country's.. ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
1

2 weeks ago

Justice is right around the corner

Aug 31 2014 1:59pm CDT | Source: WND

The empty head in the White House continues his journey in the wilderness of “do nothing” since he doesn’t know what to do. This was the reality from the very beginning – as all were warned by the conservatives and tea-party people who know how to do the job and know what needs to be done but can’t due to the interference of the Democrats and the Obama administration, along with certain old-guard hacks in the Republican ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Three killed in Slovenia small aircraft crash
Ljubljana, Sep 15 (IANS) A small aircraft crashed Sunday immediately after taking off from an airport in Slovenia, killing three people and gravely injuring one person on board, a media report said.
 
 
Israeli PM eyes big increase in defence spending
Jerusalem, Sep 15 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday said he was supporting an increase in defence spending in the upcoming 2015 budget in opposition to the stance of the finance minister, which may lead to the collapse of his political coalition.
 
 
Queen Elizabeth urges Scots to 'think' before independence referendum
Edinburgh, Sep 15 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth on Sunday urged Scots to "think carefully" ahead of Thursday's Scottish independence referendum, a media report said.
 
 
Seven militants killed in Egypt
Cairo, Sep 14 (IANS) At least seven militants of the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group based in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula have been killed by security forces, Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said Sunday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Three killed in Slovenia small aircraft crash
Ljubljana, Sep 15 (IANS) A small aircraft crashed Sunday immediately after taking off from an airport in Slovenia, killing three people and gravely injuring one person on board, a media report said. The accident took...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Sarah Harding, Mark Foster part ways
Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) Sarah Harding, the former Girls Aloud singer, has parted ways from music producer Mark Foster. Their relationship was affected during Harding's time on BBC gymnastics competition "Tumble",...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
iPhone 6 Pre-Order Delivery Delayed to 7-10 Days
The consumers will not get the new iPhone 6 very soon, as its shipping estimation has been pushed back to 7-10 days.According to Mac Rumors, a few iPhone 6 in gold and space gray colors are left on the T-Mobile store,...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Israeli PM eyes big increase in defence spending
Jerusalem, Sep 15 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday said he was supporting an increase in defence spending in the upcoming 2015 budget in opposition to the stance of the finance minister, which...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Queen Elizabeth urges Scots to 'think' before independence referendum
Edinburgh, Sep 15 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth on Sunday urged Scots to "think carefully" ahead of Thursday's Scottish independence referendum, a media report said. In an unprecedented move after attending a church near...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Nicole Kidman returns to Sydney to be with her family
Nicole Kidman has arrived back in Sydney following the death of her father. Dr Anthony Kidman passed away after suffering from an apparent heart attack in Singapore. The 47-year-old actress returned to the Australian...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Billy Ray's advice to daughter Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus's father has warned his daughter about becoming a ''bitter ole man''. The 'We Can't Stop' hitmaker posted a screen shot of a conversation she had with the 53-year-old country music singer. The message from...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's united front
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have put on a united front for the sake of their children. The couple - who ''consciously uncoupled'' in March this year after 11 years of marriage - were spotted taking their kids out...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Seven militants killed in Egypt
Cairo, Sep 14 (IANS) At least seven militants of the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group based in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula have been killed by security forces, Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said Sunday. According to police...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Spielberg begins shooting new film in Brooklyn
New York, Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) Steven Spielberg has been transforming the residential DUMBO neighbourhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn for shooting his new film, a Cold War thriller. Old signs and businesses...
Read more on Celebrity Balla