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Great Lakes region taking on challenges – UN

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Despite COVID-19 challenges, countries in Africa’s Great Lakes region are “on the right track” as leaders push forward on political, security and economic co-operation,...

ISS: Mozambique on a knife’s edge with its Cabo Delgado insurgency

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Although SADC is the first responder to the crisis, the AU’s hands aren’t completely tied. Last week the world witnessed a dramatic attack on the Mozambican town...

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...

ISS: Time for the DRC to show leadership at the AU

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Can Félix Tshisekedi successfully chair the African Union while trying to assert his power at home? On 6 February, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)...

ISS: The reality of the AU’s response to crises

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National sovereignty and subsidiarity limit the African Union’s intervention in the continent’s conflicts. The African Union Peace and Security Council’s (PSC) response to emerging crises...

Capacitate institutions to silence the guns, urges AU

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In an effort to silence the guns on the continent,  African Union Chairperson President Cyril Ramaphosa has underscored the need to capacitate institutions that...

Strengthening cooperation between the UNSC and the AU

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the United Nations (UN) and the African Union to speed up deliberations to ensure that peacekeeping operations on...

ISS: High expectations for the next AU Commission chair

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The main task will be delivering an effective new structure that tackles internal dysfunction at the commission. African leaders are set to elect a new...

Ethiopia says disarms Tigrayan peacekeepers in Somalia over security

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Ethiopia said on Wednesday peacekeepers from its Tigray region serving in Somalia had been disarmed over a security issue, raising concerns over the forces’...

ISS: As AU chair, South Africa’s leadership fell short in key...

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Cyril Ramaphosa handled COVID-19 well, but more could have been done on governance, security and violent extremism. South Africa is set to conclude its one-year...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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