an organization of African states established in 2002 as successor to the OAU; it aims to encourage economic development and political stability through increased cooperation between its members AU
The african union (A.U.), is authorizing a wider African-led mission against the group.
Child Soldiers—Where Is the Help? John Prendergast, Ashley Benner September 22, 2011
Two days after the Senate resolution was introduced, the african union announced it was sending 5,000 soldiers to look for Kony.
‘Kony 2012’ Creators Seek to Shift Focus Back to Africa With New Video Winston Ross April 1, 2012
In the event that the redoubled UN forces are not enough, the african union should dispatch troops to supplement the effort.
Preventing South Sudan’s Civil War John Prendergast, Akshaya Kumar December 23, 2013
Hassan was killed in a gun battle with african union forces in Somalia in September 2009.
Al-Shabab’s Jihadi Recruitment Drive in Minnesota Jamie Dettmer September 23, 2013
Aboul Gheit had traveled to Addis Ababa early on January 25 to head a delegation at the african union Summit.
Inside Hosni Mubarak’s Last Days Vivian Salama February 20, 2013
african union sources have said that the Ugandan troops have faced hostilities from the new rebel group.
Joseph Kony Gets a Break as U.S. and African Forces Stop Their Search William Lloyd George April 5, 2013
The U.S. can also provide more backing for the african union, whose troops are already on the front lines in Somalia and Darfur.
America the Unreliable Parag Khanna January 10, 2011
The Economic Community of West African States, the african union, and Western powers refused to play along.
The Pain Ahead for Ivory Coast Mvemba Phezo Dizolele April 10, 2011
- African violet
a popular house plant, Saintpaulia ionantha, of the gesneriad family, having hairy leaves and showy violet, pink, or white flowers. noun any of several tropical African plants of the genus Saintpaulia, esp S. ionantha, cultivated as house plants, with violet, white, or pink flowers and hairy leaves: family Gesneriaceae
- African yellowwood
a tree, Podocarpus elongatus, of tropical Africa and the mountains of southern Africa, having globe-shaped fruit, grown as an ornamental.
noun a Canadian of African descent adjective of or relating to Canadians of African descent
- Sleeping sickness
Also called African sleeping sickness, African trypanosomiasis. a generally fatal disease, common in parts of Africa, characterized by fever, wasting, and progressive lethargy: caused by a parasitic protozoan, Trypanosoma gambiense or T. rhodesiense, that is carried by a tsetse fly, Glossina palpalis. Also called epidemic encephalitis, lethargic encephalitis. a viral disease affecting the brain, characterized […]