Goals and Gaps for Africa in 2020: The African Union’s 33rd Annual Summit

On the 9th and 10th of February, the African Union (AU) met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for their 33rd annual summit. This summit’s theme was “Silencing of the Guns”, acknowledging the range of devastating civil wars still terrorizing millions of civilians across the continent. The summit saw leaders of the […]

Libya Peace Talks Find No Resolution As Foreign Interference Continues

The first round of peace talks between representatives of Libya’s internationally-recognized government, and the military commander Khalifa Haftar, came to an unsuccessful conclusion on the 9th of February. The talks, facilitated by the United Nations and held in the Swiss city of Geneva, had been organized as part of an […]

Liberté, Egalité…Complicité? Is French Foreign Policy Undermining Peace in Libya?

Following the Berlin summit, serious questions remain concerning French involvement in Libya. Do French interests align with UN resolutions and can President Macron remain committed to promises on domestic security whilst toeing the international line? Present at Sunday’s summit were Fayez al-Saraj, prime minister of the UN-backed Government of National […]