About: African Union

Development Policy 16-01-2018

EU and Africa have a unique chance to rationalise their cooperation

While 2018 is undoubtedly an important year for the European Union in terms of its own future, it is also a year for resetting its relations with developing countries and in particular with its continental neighbour on the other side of the Mediterranean, the African Union, writes James Mackie.
Development Policy 27-06-2017

Time to move to an interest-driven Africa-EU political partnership

Geert Laporte proposes eight measures for Europe and Africa to build the strong partnership that everyone seems to want. But is everyone willing to support the tough decisions that these measures would entail?
Development Policy 12-09-2016

EU should focus more on regional governance in Africa

Migration is a priority issue all the way from Oslo to Cape Town, so the EU and Africa need to work together more effectively in order for it to be better managed in the future. Aderanti Adepoju describes how this can be done.
Development Policy 20-05-2016

Citizen reporters: Trying to tell world about the conflict in Burundi

12 months on from the beginning of a violent political crisis in Burundi, a group of local activists have expanded their project to monitor and respond to conflict, writes Kevin McCann.
13-04-2016

Doing regional integration differently in Africa

No country alone can solve the development challenges of a continent made up of 54 countries. Conflicts spill over boundaries. Disease is not stopped by border control. And climate change doesn’t carry a passport, write Jan Vanheukelom and Bruce Byiers.
Development Policy 08-02-2016

Ethiopia’s El Niño drought leaves 10m dependent on food aid

With world leaders having departed drought-ridden Ethiopia following the African Union meeting at the end of January, the time for talking and roundtables is over.
Allan Kamau
Global Europe 17-04-2014

Time for Africa and Europe to speak one language

The EU-Africa summit did not herald a new relationship, as was hoped, forcing European leaders to move quickly on helping Africa overcome demographic and economic challenges, writes Allan Kamau.
Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the UN [World Economic Forum]
Global Europe 16-04-2014

Hole in the heart of Africa

"Desperate is an understatement", writes Ban Ki-moon on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). The recently approved UN peacekeeping mission gives European countries a heavy responsibility: bring security and stability to this nation in ruins.

The ICC on the ropes: What can the EU do about it?

The EU should use a range of economic and diplomatic measures to prevent the African Union from withdrawing its member states from the International Criminal Court, Medlir Mema argues.