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African Union Summit

On Africa and the ICC, Don't Buy All the Hype

Elise Keppler | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Elise Keppler

What the AU actually did was to endorse having its Open-Ended Committee of African Ministers on the ICC consider a roadmap on possible withdrawal, among other activities.

AU Summit Preview: Separating the News From the Noise

Simon Allison | Posted 06.11.2015 | World
Simon Allison

It's Johannesburg's turn to host the bi-annual African talk shop, and there is certainly plenty to talk about. Let's take a look at what the continent's leaders will be discussing, both on and off the official agenda.

Africa's Poor Policies Letting Women and Girls Down

Mariéme Jamme | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Mariéme Jamme

Due to weak gender policies, lack of credible evaluation and measurement, implementation and monitoring, vaguely imported programs and the willingness to act, African governments are letting women and girls down.

AU Report Into Sexual Violence in South Sudan: Vital to Stop Women's Bodies Being Used in War

Navi Pillay | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Navi Pillay

One of the main reasons we are seeing such extreme sexual violence in South Sudan is the country's pervasive culture of impunity. The perpetrators - - including  members of the police, army  and armed militias  -- know that there is no rigorous justice system and almost no risk of consequences.

House of Cards and the African Union

Juliet Asante | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Juliet Asante

I have never really paid any attention to the African Union (AU) meetings. I have always thought of a group of African leaders meeting to make each ot...

The 50th Anniversary of the AU: Time to Recommit to the Promises of Abuja

Endalkachew Demmisse | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Endalkachew Demmisse

The past decade has seen remarkable transformations across the African continent--an expression of hard earned progress and promise even in the midst of a global financial crisis.

Why the Democratic Republic of Congo Is a Failed State

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.22.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Without guaranteeing a sense of belonging and security for all its citizens, Congo should not anticipate or expect any guarantee of peace.

Tragedy in Uganda and a Rare Opportunity to Deliver for Africa's Women

Jill Sheffield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jill Sheffield

These past few weeks especially, Kampala has been on my mind because amidst the grief over recent events there is an amazing opportunity. The city is host to the 15th African Union Summit.

African Youth Forum: An Interview With Mia Farrow

Leah Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leah Novak

Mia Farrow commends UNICEF and hosting the African Youth Forum in Uganda. She believes that giving kids a voice, and allowing them to formulate options for the future, is exactly what Uganda and the continent needs

Women Deliver 2010: A Second Chance for the World to Deliver for Women

Nandini Oomman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nandini Oomman

The renewed energy and level of commitment to maternal and child health is exhilarating, inspiring, and absolutely essential for the world to move forward and faster on reducing maternal and child deaths.

Africa Union Summit Ends With No Agreement Toward Unity Plan

Daily Nation | HENRY OWUOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The African Union met until the wee hours today but failed to agree on the creation of a new body to move the continent towards a single government. ...