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Imagining and forgetting

Imagining and forgetting

The AU’s glossy new headquarters conceals the site’s notorious past as an execution chamber and burial ground for dissidents, vagrants and criminals The concrete skeleton of the new African Union...

Democracy hypocrisy

Democracy hypocrisy

Instead of toppling autocrats across Africa, the AU’s lip service to democracy props them up Critics have long argued that the African Union (AU) supports the authoritarian rule of many of the...

Putting the US first, at Africa’s expense

Putting the US first, at Africa’s expense

US President-elect Donald Trump © George Skidmore, Flickr   Donald Trump’s “America first” election posturing gave some insight as to how his administration might handle trade relations with...