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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...

Falling behind on safety

Falling behind on safety

Inconsistent funding partners’ uncoordinated missions and lagging member states hinder the AU’s counter-terrorism measures Continuous bloodletting by extremist groups in Africa in recent years has...

Imagining a self-sufficient African Union

A new self-funding scheme aims to decrease the AU’s dependence on donor funding, but how realistic is it? Since independence half a century ago, African leaders have periodically launched...