The annual African Union (AU) summit will be held this week for the first time since 2020 without COVID-19 restrictions. It coincides with the fragile return to peace in northern Ethiopia, the resurgence of widespread instability in the Great Lakes and the ongoing war in Ukraine, which continues to raise questions about African positions. The United Nations (UN) Security Council’s …Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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After struggling to achieve results, the African Union is taking a different approach to post-conflict reconstruction in The Gambia.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »