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African Union (AU) summit calls for mass withdrawal from ICC

6 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Aaron Brooks, The East African Monitor
 
Following a debate at the African Union’s annual heads of state summit in Addis Ababa on Tuesday, the regional bloc voted for all member states to withdraw from the Interational Criminal Court (ICC). However, the resolution is non-binding with Nigeria and Senegal the only countries to oppose a withdrawal.
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Sharing my perception of the African Union (AU)

27 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
My picture of the African Union (AU)

    Am not sure I could be the best judge. However, I am reacting to what seemed an earnest request by Yibeltal Gebreegziabher, a Twitter friend. He asked me in a private mail my views about the ongoing AU meetings. For some reason, I sympathised with his friendly request. And these are my views about the African Union.

I begin with the question: who could take the AU seriously? . See the TPLF ongoing massacres in Ethiopia and robberies by mafia ensconced in state power; the endless deaths in Burundi, Congo/Kinshasa and South Sudan. The AU is at peace in its slumber! Africa can manage without it!

Interestingly, the Congo leader Kabila a press conference for the first time in five years. Wt used all the time to demean the United Nations, the country’s intermediary the Catholic Church, Western nations. In spite of the tens of daily deaths, he said Congo is stable. One regional organisation he did not attack was the African Union (AU).
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