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  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

Initiative to Promote Peace, Halt Atrocities

ew York, Sep 12, 2016 (Tanzania Daily News/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Tanzania has called for collective action among states around the globe to ensure effective implementation of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) initiative. The initiative is a global political commitment made at the United Nations 2005 World Summit to promote peace in [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

Africa’s step to be a continent of peace

For a continent with so many wars, Africa certainly has big ambitions about peace. Its one uniting body, the 54-nation African Union, has set a goal to end all conflicts by 2020. This week, the AU took a step toward ending one potentially explosive conflict by agreeing to send troops to South Sudan. That new nation, created only [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

Will the UN save us from hell?

If we want UN missions to succeed, they must be highly trained and properly equipped. It was Dag Hammarskjöld – the second secretary general of the UN, whose plane crashed on a mission to the Congo in 1961 – who set out what he thought was a realistic goal for the organisation: “The United Nations was not [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

Security Council Extends Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2297 (2016)

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Security Council Extends Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2297 (2016) The Security Council extended its authorization of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2017 today, agreeing with the Secretary-General that conditions in that country were not appropriate for [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Africa

AU Has Achieved Much More Than Changing aEURName [column]

Jun 27, 2016 (The New Times/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — As the build-up for the countdown of the 27th African Union Summit to be held in Kigali continues, it’s quite important to look back to some of the organisation’s commendable achievements in recent years. Just last week, I was interviewed by Rwanda Broadcasting [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

The Demise of African Unity? [analysis]

May 25, 2016 (South African Institute of International Affairs/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — ‘I dream of the realisation of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their effort to solve the problems of this continent.’- Nelson Mandela People of Africa have shared interests and should be united around common goals. This is [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

African Union must continue working for settlement of conflict in Libya

ALGIERS- Former minister of Foreign Affairs Lakhdar Brahimi said Wednesday, in Algiers, that the African Union must continue working for the settlement of the conflict in Libya. The African Union has been heard on the regional and international levels in terms of international justice and must continue doing so by working, notably, in the settlement of the conflict in [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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Africa, Middle East

Africa’s $700 Billion Problem Waiting to Happen

The Horn of Africa region is central to the world’s maritime trade. It’s also beginning to fall apart. By Alex De Waal March 17, 2016 (SSNA) — Back in 2002, Meles Zenawi, then prime minister of Ethiopia, drafted a foreign policy and national security white paper for his country. Before finalizing it, he confided to [...]

  • Jul 17 / 2016
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Africa

What It Takes to Realise Peace in Africa [column]

Mar 08, 2016 (Addis Fortune/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Peace is a comprehensive and holistic exercise. Meeting the demands of the African people for peace and security requires addressing a wide range of challenges, including democracy, inclusion, peacemaking and peacekeeping, as well as the longer-term challenges that are posed by climate change. The [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Africa

How the world failed the Central African Republic

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. Need a primer? Catch up here. Evan Cinq-Mars is an advocacy officer at the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and author of ” Too Little, Too Late: Failing to [...]

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