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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...

ISS: Effective global peacebuilding needs a united African voice

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The Common African Position can improve AU–UN partnerships but the real test is delivering tangible results. Peacebuilding is essential to help conflict-affected states build inclusive...

AU Chair calls for calm between Sarahawi and Morocco

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU), President Cyril Ramaphosa, has been made aware of the growing tension between the Western Sahara and Morocco, arising...

ISS: Focus on migrant returns threatens AU–EU negotiations

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Last month the European Commission unveiled its New Pact on Migration and Asylum (New Pact). The pact’s goals of rebuilding trust and developing workable...

AU and SADC must act on Mozambique – ISS

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With the security situation in northern Mozambique “deteriorating alarmingly” it’s high time the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) provided...

Peacekeeping operations set to contract as Africa sees exponential growth of...

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African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions in Africa have been slimmed down, rotations have been frozen and most staff are working...

ISS: Can the AU protect citizens against COVID-19 abuses?

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Lockdowns and curfews to fight COVID-19 across Africa have been designed as an abuse of fundamental rights. This was the view of Mélanie Sonhaye...

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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...