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12 Jan 2018 description

Elections held in Africa in 2017 show that international election observers need to up their game if they are to remain relevant in improving the quality of elections and building public confidence in electoral processes.

11 Jan 2018 description

In this issue
On the Agenda
The 30th AU summit will be an opportunity to start implementing AU reforms.

Ten new members of the PSC will be elected at the summit.

Clarifying the relationship between the AU and RECs is on the reform agenda.

Situation Analysis
Parliamentary elections are on the cards for Guinea- Bissau in 2018.

Addis Insight
An analysis of the work of the PSC this year shows fewer meetings were held on crisis situations.

02 Aug 2017 description

In August 2017 the Peace and Security Council (PSC) will again focus on addressing the scourge of terrorism in Africa. It will also look into the situations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. This month the PSC is chaired by Rachid Benlounes, Algeria’s ambassador to Ethiopia and its permanent representative to the AU.

Providing support for victims of terrorism

22 Dec 2016 description

In this issue

  • On the Agenda

The election of a new African Union (AU) Commission, funding issues and combating terrorism are expected to be on the agenda of the 28th AU summit in Addis Ababa in January 2017.

  • Situation Analysis

In Kajiado County, Kenya, vulnerability and conflict can be traced to land subdivision, not just climate change.

30 Aug 2016 description

Since 2014, the East African Community has been a key player in attempts to resolve the ongoing instability in Burundi.

The organisation recognised early on that a crisis was looming, but it waited too long to act at the highest level and was unable to affect key aspects of the crisis, such as the elections in June and July 2015.

The coup attempt of 13 May 2015, as EAC heads of state were discussing the crisis at an EAC summit in Dar es Salaam, widened splits along political lines between the member states and undermined a coherent stance and policies on Burundi.

16 Sep 2015 description

Dans ce numéro

■ À l’ordre du jour

Le Kenya a informé le CPS de son intention de fermer ou relocaliser le plus grand camp de réfugiés du monde, Dadaab, qui serait un foyer d’activité d’Al Shebab.

■ Analyse de situation

Le CPS s’est récemment rendu au Darfour, où les violences perdurent malgré les efforts des soldats de la paix de l’ONU et de l’UA.

■ Vues d’Addis

Les deux parties au conflit sud-soudanais n’ont pas été invitées aux discussions durant la visite du président américain Barack Obama en Éthiopie.

09 Sep 2015 description

In this issue

■ On the Agenda

Kenya has briefed the PSC on its plans to either close or relocate Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp. Kenya argues that Dadaab is a hotbed of al-Shabaab activity.

■ Situation Analysis

The PSC recently returned from a field mission to Darfur, where violence continues despite the presence of UN and AU peacekeepers.

■ Addis Insight

Both parties to the South Sudanese conflict were left out of the discussions during US President Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia.

07 Sep 2015 description

Burundi, the Central African Republic (CAR), Libya, South Sudan and Guinea Bissau were among the countries discussed by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) in August. The council also received reports on Sudan and on the United Nations (UN) review of peacekeeping missions.

15 Jun 2015 description

The newest state in the Horn of Africa has become an arena where powerful neighbours manoeuvre for regional influence. The deteriorating security situation in oil-rich South Sudan took neighbouring states by surprise, but they have risen to the opportunities the situation offers. Uganda and South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Kenya and Egypt support different proxies and their competition could plunge the region into chaos.

24 Feb 2015 description

Dans ce numéro

■ Coup de projecteur sur le sommet de l’Union africaine

Les chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont reporté la présentation d’un rapport crucial sur le Soudan du Sud et décidé d’envoyer une force régionale pour lutter contre Boko Haram.
Plusieurs réunions ont eu lieu en marge du sommet, notamment sur la Libye ou sur les sources alternatives de financement de l’UA.
Achevées tard dans la nuit, les discussions n’ont pas permis d’aboutir à un accord sur le partage du pouvoir au Soudan du Sud.

■ Vues d’Addis

19 Feb 2015 description

This edition includes:

  • Special Focus: African Union summit: Heads of state of the PSC deferred the tabling of a crucial report on South Sudan and decided to send a regional force to combat Boko Haram. A range of side meetings, notably on Libya, took place. Crucial decisions were made on issues like finding alternative sources of funding for the AU. Late-night talks between the belligerents in South Sudan failed to produce a power sharing deal.