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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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The upcoming 17th EAC Summit on 29 February 2016.

For more information please visit: http://eac.int/news-and-media/events/20160229/17th-summit-eac-heads-state

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2016 The Auspicious African Year Of Human Rights

The year 2016 marks a veritable watershed in the continental human rights trajectory marking 13 years since the adoption of Maputo Protocol which ushered in a new thinking in addressing gender inequality and the rights of the African woman. It will also mark the 35th Anniversary of the adoption of the African charter (1981), the […]

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