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The last summit

At least two years of tough negotiations and fund-raising lie ahead if the new African Union is to win credibility

African leaders went to Lusaka to bury the Organisation of African Unity not to praise it. Old habits die hard, though. As 24 presidents and one king presided over the birth of the...


Map meets compass

One of the African Union's first tests will be to agree on an economic recovery plan and - harder - implement it. Amid the wreckage of earlier plans, the new big idea is to merge t...


Gadaffi's big tent

Irritating Western powers is an enduring spectator sport in Africa as the continuing interest in Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi shows (AC Vol 42 No 11). Addressing several hundred acti...


Unity Gadaffi-style

African unity was not much advanced when the Organisation of African Unity met in Lomé last week. The host was Togo's controversial President Gnassingbé Eyadém...


Tougher talk

Africa's big three – Algeria, Nigeria and South Africa – focused the summit on peace talks and ending military rule

For once, the Organisation of African Unity caught the mood of the continent, balanced uneasily between hope and despair. Hope that, after shaky ceasefire agreements in Congo-Kinsh...


Bienvenue a` Ouaga

A week of crises and conflicts highlights the flaws in OAU peacekeeping plans

The Eritrean-Ethiopian border war, the army mutiny in Guinea Bissau and the sudden death of the Nigerian leader, General Sani Abacha, left the Organisation of African Unity summit ...


Embarrassing

Many African officials, United Nations officials and others, including the French government, are hoping the Organisation of African Unity changes its mind. On 11-12 February in Ha...


Missing Mandela

Burundi dominated a surprisingly well attended Organisation of African Unity summit in Yaoundé on 8-10 July: 31 heads of state turned up. Next on the agenda was the resumpti...


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