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AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |The African Union’s new chair Moussa Faki Mahamat on Wednesday questioned US commitment to fighting terrorism on the continent after it blocked efforts to get UN funding for an anti-jihadist force in the Sahel. “This is a specific case of a certain number of African …

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AU chief ‘frustrated’ by African inaction on famine

  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  African Union head Moussa Faki Mahamat on Monday criticised member states for a lack of solidarity shown to nations on the continent who are facing famine and drought. His comments came as heads of state gathered at the union’s headquarters in the Ethiopian …

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AU SUMMIT 29: Africa’s need is bigger than ever

ANALYSIS: Despite gains, Somalia isn’t filling the governance vacuum in regions recovered from al-Shabaab Addia Ababa, Ethiopia| BY PSC REPORT | ISS TODAY| Now more than ever, Africa needs the help of the African Union (AU) and its partners in tackling security threats and other ongoing crises – particularly in the …

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PRESIDENT CONDE: When Africans are united, we win

  CONDE: Museveni one of founding fathers of new dynamism in Africa Kampala, Uganda | PPU|  President Yoweri Museveni has commended President Alpha Conde of Guinea, and also Chairman of the African Union, for his personal efforts aimed at accelerating the implementation of strategic issues of high importance to Africa. “We have …

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Rwanda meeting pushes for 2% levy to finance African Union

Kagame speaks at the Consultative Meeting on African Reforms held in Kigali on Sunday. PHOTOS Presidency | RwandaRwanda President Paul Kagame has said the African Union (AU) decision to take steps to ensure self-financing  and institutional reform, are important opportunities for a total transformation of the continental body. “I think it’s high …

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COMMENT: AU reform prescriptions

Are Kagame’s proposals to fellow African leaders too bitter a pill for them? By Gerald Mbanda The Rwandan President Paul Kagame, during the recent 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, presented recommendations for the institutional reform of the African Union. He told his fellow leaders that these would …

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