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AFRexit? What would your vote be?

The vision of the African Union is of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa,  driven by its own citizens. However, time and time again the aspect of a ‘people-centred union’ comes into question.

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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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