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Elections and crisis talks at the summit

Regional security concerns, continental trade, the pandemic and its economic effects will dominate the agenda

This week the guard is changing at the African Union when it holds its summit, a mixture of face-to-face and virtual meetings, in Addis Ababa on 6-7 February.

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Old treaty rolls over

After two years of negotiations the white smoke of a successor to the Cotonou Agreement – which governs trade and political relations between the European Union and the African, Ca...


Summit catches a cold

A European Union/African Union summit planned for October is the latest casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although European Commission officials conceded privately during the summ...


The pride of lions

The obstacles to agreement over managing the Blue Nile dam are more about internal politics than technical issues

The positions of Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam seemed as far apart as their respective capital cities as officials began another round of video-confer...

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Turf war over Sahel

The announcement by African Union Peace and Security Commissioner Smaïl Chergui on 27 February that the AU would send 3,000 troops to join the regional and national forces fightin...


Fury over ambassador's exit

Critics blame 'neo-colonial' pressures on the African Union for the sacking of its ambassador to the US but its Addis HQ insists they are parting on good terms

A furore has broken out over the dismissal of the African Union's ambassador to the United States, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, by AU Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat. The A...

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Going bilateral on migration

Although the African Union was unable to corral member states behind a common stance on trade negotiations with Europe in Addis Ababa last month, the European Union is just as divi...


EU auditors slam spending

The financing of the African Union has always been problematic for donors and the secretariat alike, with the goal of self-financing as distant now as ever. Despite member states s...


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