10th Anniversary of the Pan African Parliament, 10 - 19 March 2014, Midrand, South Africa PAP Committee on Monetary and Financial Affairs: Drafting Recommendations on the 2015 AU Budget, 10 - 19 March 2014, Midrand Validation Meeting on the Study of Free Movement of People in Africa, 9 - 10 December 2013, Nairobi, Kenya Former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18/07/1918 - 5/12/2013): Memorial, 6 December 2013, Cape Town, South Africa Consultation Meeting with North African Civil Society Organisations, March 2013, Cairo, Egypt CCP-AU Launch the 'AU We Want' Booklet at the AUC, Ethiopia; 23 January 2013 The CCP-AU Meets with Commissioner Dr. Aisha Abdullahi of the Department of Political Affairs at the AUC; January 2013 Asian/African Civil Society Organisations Meeting at the margins of the 19th AU Summit; July 2012

The CCPAU is a network of national, regional and continental civil society organizations and citizens that aspire to broaden and strengthen substantive engagement between the African Union (AU), its organs and institutions and the citizens of Africa.

Why it doesn’t matter who the next chair of the African Union Commission is by Prof Babatunde Fagbayibo

When Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was appointed as the new Chair of the African Union Commission (AUC) in 2012, expectations were sky high. The former South African minister was widely respected, and optimists pinned their hopes on the experienced technocrat revolutionising the affairs of the dysfunctional AUC. 4 years later and Dlamini-Zuma’s first term is now coming […]

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The Africa We Want – The Leadership We Want! Where are the eagles by Yohannes Mezgebe

We should not allow the chickens to lead the eagles even if the chickens convince themselves that they’re actually eagles! From 10 – 18 July 2016, African leaders will be meeting in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda for the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU). A key highlight of the forthcoming […]

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Past Chairs of the African Union Commission. A Wholesome Legacy? By Dr. Yitiha Simbeye Part 2

Introduction In the previous article the role and function of the Chair of the African Union (AU) Commission was articulated. The Commission as the organisation’s administrative arm needs to act independently of states and, the position of its Chair, an important one, requires the incumbent to manage the organisation and guide its work to ensure […]

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The African Union Chair of the Commission By Dr. Yitiha Simbeye Part 1

Introduction The Chair of the African Union (AU) Commission is the head of the Commission that is the organisation’s secretariat, its main task being the implementation of the Assembly’s decisions.[1] The Commission is also responsible for the day to day running of the organisation.[2] Made up of portfolios,[3] the Commission’s mission is to be an […]

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