The landmark inclusion of the AU’s Transitional Justice Policy could prove vital to achieving lasting peace.
Africa’s development depends on global rapprochement and overcoming its own lowest-common-denominator politics.
October 20 marks the day former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi was deposed. 11 years on the country is still in chaos despite efforts to put it back on the road to recovery. Before he was deposed Gaddafi pushed the dream for the United States of Africa, which he saw as the only way Africa could develop without Western interference, is his dream dead?
An imperialism-controlled debt is a cleverly managed re-conquest of Africa, aimed at subjugating its growth and development through foreign rules.
Ducking the crossfire doesn’t mean staying neutral – Africa should take independent, principled positions that support the UN Charter.
The African Court has strongly upheld the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic’s case – but diplomatic support is dwindling.
The council was conceived in warfare – could that also bring reform, including adding a seat for Africa?
Hardi Yakubu recently visited the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa and paid a courtesy call to Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah. The letter assesses how the organisation that Nkrumah helped to create has fared since its formation and the trajectory the AU is on.
Coups attract attention and action, but the manipulation of polls is the real threat to electoral democracy.