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The snubbing of Sudan

Delegates bar President Omer from the AU Chairmanship but fail to step up pressure for UN peacekeepers in Darfur

As a majority of African states faced down the efforts of Sudan, Egypt and the Arab League to win the African Union Chairmanship for Sudan's President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir, ...


How to run a continent

Grand plans for a new African development agency are on the agenda for the AU summit on 22-24 January

Like many, Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade thinks the African Union's New Partnership for Africa's Development (NePAD) has failed after five years of existence. Wade was at the ...


Peace and security

The African Union faces a double test – in Sudan and now in Somalia

On paper, the AU has the right - even the duty - to intervene in the crises of its members. The worst problems are now in north-east Africa: in Sudan, where civilians need protecti...


Contretemps

The rivalry between the African Union (AU) and the New Programme for Africa's Economic Development (NePAD) resurfaced at a conference on China in Africa, organised by the South Afr...


Posturing outweighs the policy

The Banjul summit failed to make progress on the main security and economic issues facing Africa

A week of African Union meetings in Banjul helps to explain why energetic Chairman Alpha Oumar Konaré is telling friends that he won't seek a second term next year. He says ...


Pomp and patronage

For host President Yahya Jammeh, the Banjul summit was the most successful African Union meeting ever. With 33 heads of state in Banjul, it was one of the best attended. However, f...


Konaré's stopover

NATO had offered to provide 'substantial support' to the African Union in Darfur under new arrangements to strengthen its peacekeeping operation there, said a communiqué following ...


Human wrongs

Sudan's failed bid to win the chair of the AU keeps peace and security issues off the agenda

The African Union's credibility took a beating at its Khartoum summit on 23-24 January. The meeting was dominated by the Sudanese regime's attempt to secure the chairmanship, withd...


Debt and security

Starting inauspiciously with a call by host and Libyan leader Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi to African leaders 'not to beg at the doorstep to reduce debt', the African Union summit 4-...


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