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ISS: Will this week’s AU mission to CAR deliver a change...

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More regional attention is welcome, but a four-day visit is unlikely to produce more than a show of commitment. The ongoing conflict in the Central...

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...

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...

ISS: Tensions rise with the GERD water

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Is it time to bring the UN Security Council into the bitter dispute over Ethiopia’s dam? Tensions are once again rising among Ethiopia, Egypt and...

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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...