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Posts Tagged ‘African Union’

Changing narratives: Beyond other rooms for African women

Projekthope photo   By Prince Charles Dickson   “Through her voice I saw a free woman, down on her land, a woman who knew how to kill her own chickens, hunt her own possum, cut her own cotton, fix her own roof, make her own whiskey, walk in her own shoes, and speak her mind, […]

African unity and the post colonial instability of African states

Kenny Katombe/Reuters   By Ogunniyi Abayomi The declaration of India as an independent state on the 15th of August 1947 enacted the struggle and movement of independence across African states.

Africa hobbling out of the International Criminal Court

Reuters photo   By Joe Khamisi Africa, it seems, has begun the long-talked about process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Sudan: Evidence of chemical weapons used to kill hundreds including children in Darfur

Benjamin Lowy   By Amnesty International An Amnesty International investigation has gathered horrific evidence of the repeated use of what are believed to be chemical weapons against civilians, including very young children, by Sudanese government forces in one of the most remote regions of Darfur over the past eight months.

How Ethiopia sustains a growing engagement in international affairs

  Fanuel Lakew interviews Professor Costantinos Berhutesfa

Ethiopia’s presence and influence in regional and international politics has increased

  Fanuel Lakew interviews Professor Ann Fitz-Gerald

The African Passport: Another feather in the AU’s cap

Xinhua photo   By Joe Khamisi  It started in East Africa. Now, the idea has gone continental and pundits have their ears and eyes open to find out whether it will succeed or go the way of many other African projects.

Ethiopia’s Growing International Involvement

By Fanuel Lakew In global politics, having healthy and active relations with actors is very crucial to increase influence and presence and become a champion in international politics. Thus states foreign policy and behavior matter.

South Sudan President replaces rival as Vice President amid violence

Charles Atiki Lomodong/AFP   By Dukhan Jundit Salva Kiir, the President of South Sudan relieved his Vice President and rival Dr Riek Machar-Teny of his position following recent violence between the government and opposition, replacing him with Gen Taban Deng Gai.

DRC Prime Minister addresses conference in Addis Ababa

By Darell Maurice The Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Matata Ponyo, arrived Saturday 2 April in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, at the head of a large delegation composed of the Minister of Economy, Deputy Ministers of Finance and International Cooperation.

FAO launch project for communities in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

By Alpha Jallow The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and its partners launched a new regional project to improve the livelihoods and economy of rural populations in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa during a two-day meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between 30th November and 1st December.

Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Efforts to Consolidate Peace in War torn Africa

  By Anant Mishra Introduction “In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams” – African Proverb.

Africa looks forward to scaling agricultural innovations

  By Alpha Jallow Experts believe that well conceptualised technologies can yield immense social economic benefits and impacts.

The buck stops with you, Mr. President Uhuru Kenyatta

By Joe Khamisi Once again, Kenyans are asking questions about their safety. And the questions are genuine. Angered by the latest attack in Mandera in which 28 innocent Kenyans were murdered by Al Shabaab, the citizens are, once again, raising pertinent queries about their Government’s ability or inability to deal with terrorism.

President Nkurunziza sworn-in amid terror in Burundi

  By Sylvain Muyali With targeted assassinations of personalities adding to an already chaotic security situation, the people of Burundi have been living in terror since President Pierre Nkurunziza was last week sworn in for an unprecedented third term in office. Amid ongoing unreasonable searches, arrests and assassinations, the nation’s capital city Bujumbura now lives in […]

South Sudanese people say ‘Enough is enough’: The suffering must end

  By Peter Louis Enough is enough with regard to the suffering of the people of South Sudan. The international community are now called upon to take action in the event of the two warring parties failing to sign a peace agreement on 17th August 2015. On Friday in Juba hundreds of internally displaced persons […]

Criminal defamation case against Journalist heard by East African Court

  By Robert Ssewankambo The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) in Arusha, Tanzania last week began hearing a case in which a Ugandan journalist, the late Ronald Ssembuusi, challenged criminal defamation. A panel of five Judges led by the Principal Judge of the Court, Justice Monica Mugenyi presided over the hearing.

A Mission to visit

By Adisa Amanor Wilks Who visits Africa the most, China or the US? It is no secret that China is emerging as an influential player in Africa. In the last decade, China has risen to become by far Africa’s biggest trading partner, more than one million Chinese nationals, most of them labourers and traders, having […]

We Need The Animals

By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache   “We do have one Hippo. That is Sebastien. And he is now part of the staff.” 

UN to send peacekeepers to Burundi to contain violence?

By Darell Maurice The United Nations is considering sending peacekeepers to Burundi from neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, if the current violence increases and becomes uncontrollable.

Elections: A Democratic Necessity and Aid

  By Anant Mishra According to Robert Dahl, noted political theorist, legitimate elections are one of the seven pillars of a functioning democracy. In order to be deemed a democratic country, a state must satisfy the requirement of having free, fair, and frequent election.