Daily Archives: July 22, 2016

The African Union Adopts The AU Peace Fund: The Drive Towards Sustainable Peace And Stability

In fulfillment of the commitment by the Heads of State and Government, made in 2015, to finance 25 percent of the cost of AU peace support operations, the African Union has taken the groundbreaking decision to institute a levy of 0.2 percent on eligible imports in order to address the […]

Turkey, After The Failed Coup

A week has passed since the attempted failed coup plunged Turkey into a state of dim political realities. On Friday 15 July 2016, a military coup was launched against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Allegedly organized by Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Islamic cleric– officially accused by President Erdogan–the coup appeared […]

AU Releases The First “African Passport”

On May 25, 1963, the 32 African states that had achieved independence agreed to establish the organization of African Unity (OAU). As time passed, the organization saw other member states join the institution. In a bid to re-shape the organization, the former chairperson, former South African President Thabo Mbeki, disbanded […]