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'Don’t take too long': Ramaphosa dares Nigeria to sign free trade deal
'Don’t take too long': Ramaphosa dares Nigeria to sign free trade deal
Abuja — Forty-nine African countries have signed the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement, but Nigeria —...
AU summit host warns of 'security failings' in Sahel after Mali attacks
AU summit host warns of 'security failings' in Sahel after Mali attacks
Security is set to top the agenda at an African Union summit on Monday, after host Mauritania warned of regional security failings in the face of...
Ethiopia and Eritrea: Decades of dispute over a border
Ethiopia and Eritrea: Decades of dispute over a border
Ethiopia and Eritrea have been bitter enemies for decades, fighting a border war in 1998-2000 that cost nearly 80 000 lives and remains a flashpoint today....
‘Enough is enough’: Corruption is rife at the heart of the AU, claims senior official
‘Enough is enough’: Corruption is rife at the heart of the AU, claims senior official
A member of the African Union’s Advisory Board on Corruption (AUABC) has resigned, claiming that no effort was made to fight corruption at the...
What happened to African solidarity with Palestine?
What happened to African solidarity with Palestine?
On June 1 the world bore witness to the killing of Razan al-Najjar, a 21-year-old Palestinian female volunteer paramedic, by Israeli forces. When...
Mauritania’s slavery problem
Mauritania’s slavery problem
Tim Fish Hodgson & Simphiwe Sidu in Nouakchott
Marriage of convenience: Can SA unite the UN Security Council and the AU?
Marriage of convenience: Can SA unite the UN Security Council and the AU?
International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu lauded South Africa’s recent election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security...
SA must help resolve Burundi’s crisis
SA must help resolve Burundi’s crisis
The resolution of Burundi’s protracted civil war was a milestone in African politics, highlighting regional leaders’ ability and determination...
Celebrate Africa Month this May
Celebrate Africa Month this May
The theme for Africa Month 2018 is “A Year of Nelson Mandela: Building a Better Africa and a Better World”. The department of arts and culture...
Why the Pan-African Parliament must clean up its act if it wants to survive
Why the Pan-African Parliament must clean up its act if it wants to survive
The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has recently been in the news for the wrong reasons. There have been allegations of abuse of power by its...
Presidential term limits: Slippery slope back to authoritarianism in Africa
Presidential term limits: Slippery slope back to authoritarianism in Africa
There is mounting concern in Africa about a lack of leadership as well as an increasing trend of hard-won democratic rights being reversed. One way...

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