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ISS: Pan-African Parliament’s woes reflect a crisis in leadership

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The PAP can only be saved if MPs truly represent African citizens and the AU gives the body power. Chaotic scenes at the Pan-African Parliament...

African Union suspends Mali after military coup and threatens sanctions

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The African Union has suspended Mali's membership in response to last week's military coup and threatened sanctions if a civilian-led government is not restored,...

ISS: AU balancing act on Chad’s coup sets a disturbing precedent

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The compromise decision is unlikely to benefit Chad’s citizens or the credibility of the African Union. Disagreement among African states on responding to the coup...

African Union urges civilians and soldiers to share power in Chad

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The African Union on Thursday called for civilian and military leaders in Chad to share power until elections can be organised following the death...

African Union mission urges return to ‘constitutional order’ in Chad

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An African Union mission recommended on Wednesday that Chad's military share power with a civilian president, as one of three options towards restoring constitutional...

Kenya-Somalia dispute threatens an embattled Horn of Africa

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Joint IGAD–AU action is urgently needed to avoid further destabilisation of a region already wracked by violence. Relations between Kenya and Somalia have been strained...

ISS: Africa can learn maritime lessons from its small island states

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The African Union and African states should recognise the achievements of organisations like the Indian Ocean Commission. On 24 January, the French frigate Nivôse seized 444 kg of...

US presses Ethiopia to end Tigray violence, protect civilians

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Tuesday pressed Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to end hostilities in the northern Tigray region, citing a...

US calls on African Union to exert pressure over worsening crisis...

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday called on the African Union and other international partners to help address a deepening crisis in...

ISS: EU peace and security funds can now bypass the African...

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Brussels can in future directly finance regional and national military initiatives rather than funnelling money through the AU. The European Union (EU) will this year...

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SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

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With an official youth unemployment rate of 46% for the first quarter of 2021, it’s not surprising two published pieces about military recruitment on...
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