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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...


The scramble for the chair

Low intrigues and high politics will decide the choice of the African Union’s next leader. All bets are off as new favourites emerge

The contest for the chair of the African Union Commission is entering its most fevered stage as delegates gather in Addis Ababa for the annual summit from 22-31 January. Nkosazana ...


Nairobi flaunts its credentials

The African Union instituted 'peer review' over a decade ago but the process stalled. Kenya is championing its return 

With Ghana, Mauritius and Rwanda, Kenya was one of the the first four countries to be subjected to 'peer review' by fellow African governments at the 2006 African Union summit in B...


Amina jumps to the front

Kenya's foreign minister has taken the lead in the race to become the next leader of the African Union Commission

As regional factions tussle for influence, finding a candidate to replace South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as Chairperson of the African Union Commission is proving a tortuous...


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...


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