The independent nations of modern Africa have not declared themselves to be within particular helm of either East or West “spheres of influence”.
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African Union Condemns ‘Wave’ Of Military Coups
Military coups are making a comeback in Africa. The 35th Heads of State Summit of the AU condemned the new wave in West Africa.
West African Regional Bloc Suspends Guinea Over Coup
Guinea’s membership in the West African group ECOWAS has been revoked following a military coup that deposed President Alpha Conde.
AU Gives Chad Junta Deadline to Restore Democracy
The African Union gave Chad an 18-month deadline to restore democracy, urging the junta leader not to run in the next elections.
Another Africa Day Without Progress On Agenda 2063
As the African Union celebrates Africa Day May 25, experts explore how to fund a reformed 1.3 billion-strong union towards Agenda 2063.
Democracy in Africa: Towards a League of Free African States (LOFAS)
Renewed aspirations for democracy in Africa could more effectively be promoted by a joint leadership of free African States than by external conditionality. Africa’s salvation must come from within Africa.
As Rwanda’s Kagame Steps Down, Egypt Takes Helm at African Union
As Rwanda’s Kagame steps down, the baton is passes to Egypt’s el-Sissi, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding powers of body.
Sudan President Reportedly Softens Stance Amid Protests
Sudan’s crackdown on anti-government protesters could jeopardize efforts to normalize relations with the United States, some key U.S. observers say.
DR Congo President Has Officially Won, But Can he Govern?
By all official measures, Felix Tshisekedi has won the presidency of the Democratic Republic of Congo. But would the president elect be able to govern?
The African Union and the Struggle for Democracy in Africa
The AU hopes that an African-run system for observing and assessing democratic elections in the continent will help bring a democratic peace that can enable development in the continent.