African Union

Morocco | February 25, 2017

Morocco and the African Union: Back into the Fold

Morocco’s triumphant return to the African Union after a thirty-three-year break marked the culmination of a lengthy and intense diplomatic offensive designed to expand its circle of African allies to key nations in regions far from its historic sphere of influence in the Sahel, as well as in West and Central Africa. Now that the […]

The African Union. Photo by The Embassy of Equatorial Guinea, taken on June 24, 2011 at the 17th African Union Summit. CC BY-ND 2.0. Photo has not been modified. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/equatorial_guinea/5866383683/in/photolist-9WoKug-9WrzVo-9WoKsV-9WrzXU-9WrzXq-bC7ie2-RRtzQN-9YXvdy-9YVwaN-9YMr2v-9YVDWJ-9YV2Rp-9YMp2P-9YXvZG-9YXuUo-9YMwmc-euh7qd-9YQk13-meL22s-9YV2Ag-tFrACZ-9YV3Ex-meKLkc-9YSJRF-9YUfM6-9YSqYF-9YSHuz-9YXChQ-meJxhF-9YXa1Y-9YUg5M-9YUQnX-9YXWLA-9YVEou-9YUQDz-9YXKDf-9YUMXz-9YUPFe-9YX9t9-9YSGsM-9YXCym-9YXbRh-bjCxmY-9YXGh1-9YXHWo-9YPdSB-9YUQ4a-9YUNVM-9YUfbD-bxRj4H.
South Africa | January 5, 2017

Fees Must Fall: Lessons from Student Struggles in South Africa

South Africa is currently undergoing a resurgence in student protests, with students agitating for free, decolonized education. The most prominent of these movements are Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall. What, exactly, are RMF and FMF? In a nutshell, they are an expression of a deep problem haunting “post-colonial” Africa in general and South […]

Photo credit to Paul Saad, Flickr User Paul Saad. Taken on October 23, 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. No changes were made. Original photo https://www.flickr.com/photos/kartaba/22409701965
Fees Must Fall Protest in Pretoria, South Africa.
African Union | August 3, 2016

Why is the 18th July AU decision to adopt a new funding model so important?

In an effort towards reducing the African Union’s (AU) financial dependency on external donors, the organization adopted a new funding mechanism at the recently concluded 27th AU Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda. The adopted approach, a tax levy of 0.2 percent on ‘eligible’ imports of all of its member states, had been recommended by a […]

If implemented as planned, the decision will lessen the AU’s financial dependency and help the organization move towards a more sustainable and transparent funding framework.
18th July AU Summit Meeting in Rwanda
Viewpoint | July 12, 2016

An Insight into the Race for the Position of Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission

The elections of the 10-member African Union Commission (AUC) have dominated the discourse around the 27th African Union Summit holding from July 10 to 18, 2016 in Rwanda. Analyses, speculations, commentaries and gossip within diplomatic circles have mainly focused on the selection of the replacement of Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is not seeking re-election. The […]

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The 27th African Union Summit started in Kigali, Rwanda, Sunday.