Tag Archive for African Union

Africa Notes: The Sudanese War






The news is bad. Sudan and South Sudan are, reportedly, now “locked in a logic of war” (BBC). The key disputes center on the still-disputed border regions where oil fields are present. (Map available here.) Khartoum, unfortunately, seem to be moving along the path towards further conflict. Reports CapitalFm: Omar al Bashir’s government says that…

Mubarak is gone, and the African Union is MIA






This coming Monday there will be a Foundation Laying Ceremony for the African Union’s new “Peace and Security” Building at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This buidling houses the AU’s efforts to support peace, security, and stability across the Continent. One can only hope that this structural foundation will be more than just…

News and comment: Madagascar and the African Union






The BBC and others have been reporting over the past day or so that the African Union has suspended Madagascar’s membership since the coup earlier this week.  This echoes the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) decision not to recognize the new “interim” president, Andry Rajoelina. Alistair Thomson, at Reuter’s Blogs, notes that between starting in…