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SADC lobbies for Dlamini-Zuma’s AU chairmanship

1 May

By The Africa Report

A Southern African Development Community (Sadc) delegation, led by Tanzanian Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Bernard Member met on Monday in Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi to discuss the African Union chairmanship election.
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AU Legal Council Director accuses African leaders of lacking commitment to signing, ratifying regional treaties

16 Feb

By Pawlos Belete, Capital, February 14, 2012

Though African leaders committed themselves to universally ratifying all African Union (AU) treaties, 18 months ago at the 15th Ordinary Summit of AU in Kampala, their commitment remains dismal. Experts argue that such an act of oversight undermines the continental organ and its vision of unification both politically and economically.
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AU stands on slippery path on recognition of Libya’s TNC

29 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

The UN wants to be everything to its influential members and main financiers on Libya. To others, it shows smiles that do not seem to help it now. Of late, the fact that regional organizations are increasingly becoming afterthoughts is a problem in its own right, as we see it at this very moment. I think Ivory Coast a few months ago and Libya now demonstrate that the cooperation agreement between the UN and the African Union (AU) has totally collapsed and is in serious need of repairs.
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Ivory Coast: Who has learned what and why did it take so long to oust Gbagbo?

13 Apr

At long last, Ouattara, UN & France unite to remove albatross of sufferings in Côte d’Ivoire

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, published on http://www.nazret.com on 13 April 2011

My optimism for Côte d’Ivoire began, after I listened to Mr Alassane Ouattara’s address to his nation on 7 April 2011. Mr Ouattara appeared presidential in every sense of the word—stature, depth, and confidence, governing experience—and most importantly in the priorities he set to restore his country into a functional and vibrant society within five years.
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IVORY COAST: UN PICKS THE GAUNTLET IN A RARE EXPERIMENT WITH USE OF FORCE

25 Dec

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin, published on http://www.ethioquestnews.com, 25 December 2010

In recent years, election frauds in Africa have intensified. Domestically, elections are greeted with fear, often imposing flight
for some, imprisonment for others and still for some others the live-let-live attitude of enforced servitude. These days the international
community has lost its will to act; it has limited itself to expressions of disappointment and short-lived frowns, before it returns to its
default mode of business as usual. Consequently, the habits and conveniences of strongmen have found it easier to dictate the modes
of governance and national values on peoples without any meaningful recourse.
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