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Intervention that never was

It was widely believed the AU could send a force to help bring peace to Burundi but the illusion shattered when the AU met in Addis Ababa 

Between 17 December, when the African Union Commission decided to intervene in Burundi, and 31 January, when the AU summiteers in Ethiopia went home, the prospect of an unprecedent...


AU force eyes Burundi

The AU standby force's advocates want it to deploy, but financial, administrative and diplomatic hurdles abound

The African Union is making noises about deploying its long-awaited standby force to Burundi. Since it was formed in 2001, the mantra of the AU has been 'African solutions to Afric...


Rape row

A diplomatic row has erupted over the failure of the United Nations and African Union to investigate reports that Sudanese troops and allied militia raped some 200 women and childr...


South Africa’s volunteer force

Frustrated by delays in setting up an African standby force, Pretoria and its allies are pushing ahead with a smaller, rapid reaction force

The cannons roared and the guns blazed as diplomats and politicians arrived for the African Union summit in Addis Abba on 24-31 January. The raging conflict and wanton killing in C...

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Danger, road works ahead

The summit focused on immediate regional crises but made little headway on an African Standby Force or a new independent financing system for the organisation

Like the labyrinthine streets of host city Addis Ababa, the African Union's security strategy for the continent is undergoing drastic reconstruction and is beset with traffic jams....


Transparency's clear win

Anti-corruption activists are celebrating the introduction of tougher rules on corporate accountability. The European Parliament passed EU Accounting and Transparency Directives on...


Bringing it all back home

The International Criminal Court’s offer to hold the trial of William Ruto in East Africa could be an astute compromise

The announcement by the International Criminal Court on 3 June that it could try William Ruto, Kenya’s Deputy President, in East Africa rather than at the Hague appears to be a res...


Paying – and fighting – for unity

Nigeria’s ex-President Obasanjo proposes taxing hotels and airlines to make the AU independent of foreign governments

The African Union took some tentative steps at its 50th anniversary summit on 25-26 May to end what South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma called the organisation’s ‘unsustainable’ ...


Countdown in Addis

The actual 50th anniversary day of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity – the African Union’s previous name – turned into an embarrassment for the organisers. As Brazi...


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