Africa: AU lacks quality leaders like Mbeki and Obasanjo to drive it

AU lacks quality leaders like Mbeki and Obasanjo to drive it The African Union lacks new Mbekis, Obasanjos and Bouteflikas to drive it, analyst Sibusiso Nkomo from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation has said. “The AU is far from its vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa that is a dynamic force in the global arena,” he said […]

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Africa: How Language and fear cost Kenya AU chair

How Language and fear cost Kenya AU chair “Is my lipstick okay?” Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed whispers to a protocol officer before the cameras are trained on her; focused so tight her every pore visible. It’s a question asked more out of the necessity to display strength and put on a brave face in the face of […]

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Africa: Kenya’s African Union Candidate Promises Visa-Free Travel Across Africa

Kenya’s African Union Candidate Promises Visa-Free Travel Across Africa Kenya’s Foreign Affairs secretary Amina Mohammed and the country’s candidate to the African Union Commission Chairperson position has pledged to abolish travel visa in Africa, reports the Business Daily. “We need to remove bottlenecks such as visas,” said Ms. Mohammed, adding that she would push for free movement of goods and […]

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