Africa:New Clash in the AU Over Western Sahara

[ISS] Just six months on the job, African Union (AU) Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has to handle a diplomatic crisis that is causing a rift in the organisation. He must solve the conundrum around the participation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) of Western Sahara in the 5th AU-European Union (EU) Summit at the end of next month.

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Southern Africa: Region Intervenes, Sends ‘Contingent Force’ to Maseru

[SAnews.gov.za] The SADC Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government has approved the deployment of a contingent force comprising of military, security, intelligence and civilian personnel who are expected to support the government of Lesotho.

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Africa: Monsieur Hollande Goes to Africa

[Atlantic Council] French President Fran├žois Hollande went to Bamako, Mali, last week for the twenty-seventh Africa-France Summit, his last scheduled visit to Africa before he leaves office in May, having been forced to give up any hope of a second term by the most abysmal approval ratings of any head of state in this history of the Fifth Republic.

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Africa: Rwanda Says AU Summit Was Very Productive

[New Times] From Agenda of the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Union and how Heads of State and Government and other delegates engaged, to organisation and service provision, down to how Rwandans, particularly city dwellers, welcomed the visitors and the Summit, the government just cannot be more grateful.

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