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The articles below are the most recent additions to the AU / NEPAD category of Africa InfoServ. To read an article, click on its title. To see more AU / NEPAD articles or to search a particular topic, click on Africa Archive. Articles marked with a magnifying glass ( Longer, analytical article. ) are longer, more analytical pieces.

1. Longer, analytical article. The African Union Addressing the challenges of peace, security, and governance
Author: 2nd Edition By Samuel M. Makinda, F. Wafula Okumu, David Mickler Routledge – 218 pages Date Written: 11 July 2015
Primary Category: AU/NEPAD Document Origin: Wafula Okumu
Secondary Category: History Source URL: http://www.tandf.net/books/details/9781138790407/
Key Words: African Union, governance, peace, secuirity

Summary & Comment: "Fully revised and updated, the second edition of The African Union continues to offer the most comprehensive overview of the work of the African Union (AU), with special emphasis on its capacity to meet the challenges of building and sustaining governance institutions and security mechanisms... [there is] one new chapter, which critically dis . . . [expand]
2. Longer, analytical article. Students discuss AU treaties
Author: various students, and AU Date Written: 10 June 2015
Primary Category: AU/NEPAD Document Origin: PAMBAZUKA NEWS 730:
Secondary Category: Youth & Children Source URL: http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/9493
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Key Words: Human ,women, agriculture, natural resources, youth

Summary & Comment: This special issue of Pambazuka contains analysis of some of the AU instruments that are the focus of the State of the African Union (SOTU) campaign. The essays were among the best submitted by students at the University of Nairobi as part of activities to celebrate this year’s Africa Liberation Day. Some treaties: Human Rights, Women’s Rights; Foo . . . [expand]
3. Longer, analytical article. African unity: how far have we come?
Author: Liesl Louw-Vaudran, ISS Consultant Date Written: 19 May 2015
Primary Category: AU/NEPAD Document Origin: ISS Today
Secondary Category: Africa General Source URL: http://www.issafrica.org/iss-today/african-unity-h
how-far-have-we-come
Key Words: African Unity, economic, political, legal

Summary & Comment: Annual African Unity day was celebrated on May 25. Progress toward unity is uneven and hard to measure. Economic cooperation within regional blocks is slow but important. The East African Community has adopted passport free borders,working toward common citizenship. Efforts are being made to have a standby peacekeeping force at the AU, so intervent . . . [expand]
4. Longer, analytical article. African unity: how far have we come?
Author: Liesl Louw-Vaudran Date Written: 19 May 2015
Primary Category: AU/NEPAD Document Origin: Institute for Security Studies
Secondary Category: Africa General Source URL: http://https://www.issafrica.org
Key Words: African, Muammar Gaddafi, AU

Summary & Comment: The dream for African unity did not die with leaders like the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi programmes like Agenda 2063 which aspires to tap from the lessons of the past and build future prosperity. MM
5. Longer, analytical article. The AU starts to put its money (closer to) where its mouth is
Author: Peter Fabricius Date Written: 12 February 2015
Primary Category: AU/NEPAD Document Origin: ISS Today
Secondary Category: Africa General Source URL: http://www.issafrica.org
Key Words: African Union, ICC ,Ebola,

Summary & Comment: For a long time Africa has always had its activities largely funded by foreign donors, but with a little innovation, the continent can fund itself. The proposal to charge US$2 hotel levy and US$10 airfare levy could shore up the coffers of the body. MM
6. Why the fuss over Mugabe?
Author: James Schneider Date Written: 3 February 2015
Primary Category: AU/NEPAD Document Origin: Aljazeera
Secondary Category: -none- Source URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Key Words: Robert Mugabe, AU, western leaders

Summary & Comment: There are mixed reactions over Robert Mugabe’s African Union chairmanship. Some say he will stand up to fight the West’s double standards on support for development, others feel he is unfit to hold office because of his human rights records. In either case, this is just a ceremonial position.” Unless the West accepts a vision of development which . . . [expand]
7. Longer, analytical article. Military takeovers in Africa: When will the AU bare its teeth?
Author: Brian Klaas Date Written: 1 February 2015
Primary Category: AU/NEPAD Document Origin: Good Governance Africa
Secondary Category: Africa General Source URL: http://gga.org
Key Words: Burkina Faso, African Union, coups, Blaise Compaoré

Summary & Comment: Military takeovers have for a long time been fashionable in Africa and the body that unites Africans together, the African Union has not been successful in completely preventing their occurrence but measures such as loosing membership in the club of African states for any guilty party and loss of bilateral assistance and international recognition h . . . [expand]

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