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Why Nkurunziza, Kagame won’t kiss and make up

So, is Burundi still a member of the East African Community? And when will President Pierre Nkurunziza stop “hiding” and show up an EAC summit? Even President Salva Kiir, who presides over the wreckage that South Sudan has become over the past two years, turns up, with his polygamous lieutenants in tow.

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Pan-African Parliament Seeks Larger Role in Food Security, Policy

Cairo – The Pan African Parliament (PAP) concluded its session in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh Monday with initiatives on PAP’s identity, counter-terrorism challenges in the continent and joint development plans, particularly the question of food security.

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South Africa begins process to exit International Criminal Court

South Africa has begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court by notifying the United Nations on Thursday that it intended to revoke its ratification of the Rome Statute, which established the court, as a result of the court’s perceived biases against African nations. However, without parliamentary approval, it’s unclear if the government has the authority to unilaterally withdraw.

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Open Letter to Angela Merkel: Thanks – and more please


Academic Babatunde Fagbayibo, associate professor of law at the University of South Africa, offers thanks – and a number of apologies – to the German chancellor, and fantasises about the kind of building that would really work for Africans. Donated, of course.

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The paradoxes of a soft dictatorship

For the second time in seven years, violent unrest has followed the presidential election in the small country of Gabon in West Equatorial Africa. The crisis started on August 28, when the candidate of the united opposition, Jean Ping (age 73), declared himself the winner of the presidential election. In the country’s capital, Libreville, people retreated into an anxious pause.

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Eradicating Poverty – a Lofty Ideal or Achievable Goal?

Rome (Italy) – The first Sustainable Development Goal calls for us to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. The goal and the deadline are ambitious – and they need to be. We do not have the luxury of time. Poverty is so intertwined with hunger, migration, forced displacement, conflict and environmental degradation that prioritising its eradication is not only a moral and economic imperative, but essential to address the most pressing global issues of our time.

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