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ISS: Beyond politics – options for an AU-UN partnership that delivers

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The human security benefits of collaboration between the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) are clear. With the formidable resources and political clout...

ISS: Will The Gambia be a turning point for AU peace...

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Despite having policy on post-conflict reconstruction and development since 2006, the African Union (AU) has long struggled to turn this into a practical and...

ISS: Repositioning the AU’s role in countering terror

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Early in March, senior African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) officials gathered in Mogadishu to review the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). This...

Interpol boss briefs AU peace and security council

Interpol secretary-general Jurgen Stock briefed the African Union (AU) peace and security council on what the international police body is doing to combat transnational...

SA to take over from Egypt as AU chair

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South Africa has been elected as chair of the African Union for the year 2020 at the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of...

Chinese support for AU peace and security totals $180 million

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China, it was revealed last week, has been “an exemplary partner” to the African Union (AU) providing $180 million worth of funding to the...

AU calls on DR Congo to suspend election result announcement

The African Union called on Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend release of final results of its disputed presidential election due to doubts...

African Union force denies it was involved in arrest of ex-al...

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African Union peacekeepers did not help in the arrest of a former al Shabaab leader that led to clashes in which 11 people were...

AMISOM finds its voice

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) sometimes has struggled to get its message out. The mission had several false starts in trying to...

AU commended by UN for institutional reforms

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United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres commended the African Union (AU), a UN peace partner, and its leadership for progress achieved in institutional...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...