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Sudan: a Chance for the AU to Refine Support for Countries in Crisis

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) has suspended Sudan from all the organisation’s activities “until the effective establishment of a civilian-led Transitional Authority”.It also threatened to impose punitive measur...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

The Military’s Strategic Interests Could Upend Sudan’s Fledgling Transition

In the last ten years or so, Africa has witnessed the fall of many long-term regimes. The governments of Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso and, most recently, Sudan have all been overthrown within the last decade.Ther...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Sudan: A Case of Autocratic Interests and International Selective Empathy

Following attacks on peaceful protestors outside the ministry of defence in Sudan last week Monday by security forces and the civil disobedience in an attempt to get the Transitional Military Council to hand over government power to civi...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

Sudan: Military Council Rejects Ethiopian Transition Initiative, Calls For AU And Ethiopia To Unity Efforts

 Sudan's ruling military council has appealed to the African Union and Ethiopia to unify their efforts in outlining a blueprint for a political transition in the crisis-hit country. On Sunday, Shams al-Din Kabashi, spokesman for TMC, sai...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

Nigeria will Sign African Free-trade Deal

Nigeria will sign the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) at an African Union summit in Niger’s capital Niamey this weekend, after holding out for over a year. The announcement made late on Tuesday brings the historic deal ...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

AU/US and Arab Leaders Step into Sudan

Diplomats from the United States and the African Union have intensified pressure on Sudan’s transitional military council that is currently working to resolve a standoff with protesters.The diplomatic push comes after protesters demandin...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

Soldiers Arrested after Sudan Protest Deaths, Military Council Says

A number" of soldiers have been taken into custody following the killing of dozens of peaceful protesters in Khartoum last week, Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) said late Monday.In a statement published by state-run news agen...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Disrupted World Order Brings Urgency to South Africa’s Seat on the Security Council

South Africa is six months into its third elected term on the United Nations Security Council. Its conduct in its previous two terms has been criticised for the country’s controversial voting record. During its first term, South Africa w...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Sudan Military and Opposition Agree On Power-Sharing Deal

Sudan's ruling military council and civilian protest leaders have reached an agreement to share power for a transition period. The plan envisages a rotating presidency and civilian-military ruling council. Mediators said progress had bee...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Why the African Monetary Fund is a Good Idea and What Can Be Done to Get it Going

African Union (AU) leaders will gather in Niger on 7 July for an Extraordinary Summit to discuss the African Continental Free Trade Area. They will be meeting at a critical momentfor the continent. Many African countries are experiencing...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Africa to Commence Trading Under Free Trade Pact in July 2020

The African Continental Free Trade was launched yesterday at the 12th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union in Niamey, Niger. President Paul Kagame described the launch of the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade A...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Flirting with Fire: African Leaders and International Law

African leaders often behave in a contradictory way towards international laws, and courts. While speaking out against them, they also voluntarily submit to their scrutiny. The question is why? The most likely answer is that they do so f...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Zimbabwe Reaps the Benefits of China’s flagship BRI

China’s signature policy programme, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has opened contemporary opportunities for Zimbabwe to elevate its relationship with Beijing. During the second BRI summit, China was ready to unlock multi-billion dol...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

South Africa Works to Finalise Tariff Schedule of AfCFTA

With the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) expected to reshape the economy, South Africa still has a lot of homework to do to in finalising its tariff schedule related to the agreement, says Trade and Industry Minist...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Why South Sudan’s Peace Process Is Stalled One Year On

The prospect of peace in South Sudan has never been less certain. This is despite the fact that a peace agreement was signed less than year ago. The 2018 settlement revived a failed 2015 agreement between President Salva Kiir and opposit...

Matthew Hauenstein & Madhav Joshi·27 days ago

Ghana Hopes to Benefit From Hosting Africa’s Free Trade Area Secretariat

Ghana has been chosen by the African Union (AU) to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area. It beat other competing countries including Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and Senegal to win the bid. As a...

Adu Owusu Sarkodie·about 2 months ago

Southern Africa Needs Better Health Care for Women and Girls on the Move

Women are on the move throughout southern Africa. They move within the countries they were born in, or cross borders in the region. Although more men than women migrate the data shows that the number of women migrating within the Souther...

Rebecca Walker & Jo Vearey·about 2 months ago

AGOA - Good for Africa, Warts and All?

The African Trade and Opportunities Act (AGOA), established by the United States government on May 18, 2000, has been described as the cornerstone of the U.S. economic engagement with sub-Saharan Africa, where it has invested more than U...

Esther Rose·about 2 months ago

The AU’s Role In Brokering Sudan Deal Offers Lessons For The Future

The African Union (AU) came into existence after a restructuring of its predecessor – the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). It was created to build an integrated, prosperous and peaceful continent. While the AU has a clear mandate to ...

Femi Amao·24 days ago