AU boss irked as African states remain silent over devastating famine

African Union head Moussa Faki Mahamat has criticised member states for a lack of solidarity shown to nations facing famine and drought.

Heads of state gathered at the union's headquarters in the Ethiopian capital for a bi-annual meeting on Monday.

Crytsal Orderson has more on this and other stories.

The new AU boss touched on a number of issues including the drought devastating people, we talking about Kenya, South Sudan for example.

Crystal Orderson , Africa corespondent

He is saying he is frustrated at the silence and inaction of African governments and really thinks there needs to be solidarity.

Crystal Orderson , Africa corespondent

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....


702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards is evidence that Kwaito will never die

Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards is evidence that Kwaito will never die

CEO Perfecta Khumalo says voting lines closed last night and they're looking forward to celebrating the song of the year.

SABC Board: DStv should pay to carry our channels

SABC Board: DStv should pay to carry our channels

The SABC board is asking Icasa to urgently review regulations that DStv is allowed to carry SABC channels free of charge.

Jessie Duarte: Sweeping changes to ANC's elective conference

Jessie Duarte: Sweeping changes to ANC's elective conference

702's Stephen Grootes chats to Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte about the changes proposed to the December conference.

Words you will hear today: Black Friday

Words you will hear today: Black Friday

Khabazela's - producer Jonathan Fairbairn - suggests we come up with our own South African word for 'Black Friday'.

Political Desk: 'SACP dips its toe in electoral politics under its own banner''

Political Desk: 'SACP dips its toe in electoral politics under its own banner''

Ananlyst and 702 host Karima Brown weighs in on the Metsimaholo Local Municipality election and killings in KZN.

Famine fuels re-emergence of Somali pirates (Robin Hoods?) after 4 silent years

Famine fuels re-emergence of Somali pirates (Robin Hoods?) after 4 silent years

Somali pirates are back, attacking commercial ships once more, says African Business News correspondent Leslie "Lee" Kasumba.

Popular articles
So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Shop 'til you drop: The top 'Black Friday' deals this week

Shop 'til you drop: The top 'Black Friday' deals this week

Start your Christmas shopping off with a bang at these major retailers offering some impressive discounted sales for Black Friday.

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

This week Xolani Gwala's speaks to former Generations actor Pamela Nomvete for #WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo feature.

How Naspers paid peanuts for Tencent (China’s most valuable company)

How Naspers paid peanuts for Tencent (China’s most valuable company)

In 2001 Naspers invested $32 million in (then tiny) Tencent. Learn more about the wildly profitable Chinese behemoth...

'The university degree is dead'

'The university degree is dead'

Flux Trends founder Dion Chang gives five reasons why he believes getting a degree is past its sell by date.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?