[ICG] Addis Ababa/Nairobi/Brussels -What’s new? African leaders meet in Addis Ababa this week for the annual African Union (AU) summit.
[African Arguments] The African Union and UN appear to have found a new sense of urgency, but Burundi’s current crisis will only be resolved if it is seen as part of a longer legacy.
[ISS] Recent events in Burkina Faso, following the 16 September coup d’état, are a grim reminder of what can happen when the run-up to crucial presidential elections goes awry.
[ISS] The Peace and Security Council (PSC) has expressed its concern over the situation in Somalia. A series of attacks against soldiers of the African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM) at the end of June has come as a blow to the mission – the African Union (AU) flagship peacekeeping mission on the continent. The renewed attacks by al-Shabaab could jeopardise Somalia’s plans for the future.
[Zimbabwe Independent] Harare – CLASHES among the principals of the inclusive government over the reappointment of Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri intensified yesterday, with the three leaders issuing conflicting statements on the police chief’s employment status and what transpired from their crucial meetings this week.