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Après Zuma: Can the African Union save itself?

  The upcoming AU Summit will be “closed”, allowing only the accredited delegations and staff to participate in and witness its deliberations. What is clear is that it will give the current class of Africa’s Heads of State a once-in-a-generation opportunity to re-shape the organization. The African Union (AU) has until its summit in Addis Ababa […]

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RETOUR DU MAROC A L’UNION AFRICAINE Par Papa Mor Ndiaye

Kigali  est devenue la capitale de l’espoir pour tous les panafricanistes. Kigali est devenue le symbole de la communion et des retrouvailles de toutes les filles et de tous les fils d’Afrique. L’histoire retiendra que le Rwanda aura  été la terre bénite qui a porté les  frémissements les plus soutenus,  les premiers  souhaits  les mieux  […]

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A Victory for Women: Dlamini-Zuma’s Scorecard as AU Chairperson By Dinah Musindarwezo

*Published on Pambazuka and is also published here with permission of the author. The results of the 2012 African Union’s Chairperson’s elections marked a significant victory for gender parity representation at AU ushering in a first woman Chairperson- H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma This victory came after 49 years since Organisation of African Union (OAU)/African Union […]

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The African Union Chair of the Commission. A Woman in Charge by Dr Yitiha Simbeye Part 3

*full series also published on Pambazuka: http://www.pambazuka.org/pan-africanism/chair-african-union-commission The first woman chair of the African Union Commission (AUC) was appointed in 2012 by way of what has been described as a‘…bruising election…’ and ‘…acrimonious contest…’. It took several rounds of voting after the first round ended in stalemate. In the final tally 17 countries voted against her. […]

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