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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...


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...


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