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Flouting international law

Flouting international law

The perception that the ICC focuses unfairly on African leaders leaves a loophole for the continent’s dictators to excuse their crimes In October 2016, South Africa considered a continental economic and political...

The AU’s functional paralysis

The AU’s functional paralysis

President Pierre Nkurunziza inspects Burundi troops at AMISOM headquarters in Mogadishu, 2014 © Wikimedia Commons In the attempt to resolve Burundi’s constitutional crisis via “coercive diplomacy”, the AU tripped over...

Forging a bright future

Forging a bright future

The AU’s Agenda 2063 is an ambitious document underpinned by political commitment, but the real work lies in implementation Agenda 2063, a detailed roadmap for the Africa Union (AU), is an ambitious document. In the...

Who takes the top seat?

Who takes the top seat?

  Five strong candidates are vying to be the African Union Commission’s new chairperson As the African continent continues its struggle for improved governance and security, with some of its poorer nations...