Tag Archives: African Union

What Drives Turkey’s Growing Influence in Africa?

Turkey has managed to avoid becoming embroiled in many of Africa’s local political quagmires. Instead, it came with a strong commitment that focused on direct aid, infrastructure and transportation projects, as well as mutually beneficial economic partnerships.

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How Africa Can Reduce COVID-19’s Impact on Displaced Persons

Swift positions taken by the AU could be stymied by ongoing conflicts, funding shortfalls and border closures.

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Pressure Grows on Africa to Take Back its Migrants

Europe’s focus on returns risks destabilizing receiving countries and aggravating the root causes of migration.

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Will The Gambia be a Turning Point for AU Peace Efforts?

After struggling to achieve results, the African Union is taking a different approach to post-conflict reconstruction in The Gambia.

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Obama’s Good African Story to Tell

President Barack Obama historic address at the African Union headquarters on Tuesday was every bit as rousing as he intended it to be – inspiring yet cutting, easy-going yet contemporary. No bluster. Just Obama being Obamaesque.

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View from Africa: Is Nigeria Too Big to Fail?

The destruction of Boko Haram will not necessarily lead to a more peaceful and stable Nigeria. The extremist group rose out of a toxic brew of corruption, religion, politics and ethno-regionalism, in which struggles over Nigeria’s vast oil revenues have played out for decades.

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The Trouble With Statistics About Africa

Bad and incomplete data bedevils African statistics. Seventeen African countries have not conducted a census in the past decade and five have not done so in 20 years.

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