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Launch of Policy Brief on Civil Society Space: ‘Putting Citizens’ Voice at the Center of Development: Challenging Shrinking Civic Space across Africa ‘

The African Union (AU) has set out a clear vision through Agenda 2063. It is one where the continent’s citizens are front and centre in defining their development agenda and where Africa’s resources benefit all Africans. A critical enabler of this vision is citizens’ right to organise and their ability to speak out against poverty, […]

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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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AFRICA DAY” 25 MAY 2016

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson of the African Union – See more at: http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/message-of-h-e-dr-nkosazana-dlamini-zuma-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-commemoration-of-africa-day-25-may-2016#sthash.TIJQhjII.dpuf Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson of the African Union – See more at: http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/message-of-h-e-dr-nkosazana-dlamini-zuma-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-commemoration-of-africa-day-25-may-2016#sthash.TIJQhjII.dpuf Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson of the African Union – See more at: http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/message-of-h-e-dr-nkosazana-dlamini-zuma-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-commemoration-of-africa-day-25-may-2016#sthash.TIJQhjII.dpuf Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson of the African Union – See more at: […]

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