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31 Jan 2011 description

No. 162: Time for the AU to reflect / Adekeye Adebajo / Mail and Guardian

31 January 2011

As African leaders prepare to meet for their biannual African Union (AU) summit in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on January 30 and 31, it is worth reflecting soberly on current and recent events in Côte d'Ivoire, Sudan and Tunisia.

Two presidents claim power in Côte d'Ivoire. A self-determination referendum may create a new state in South Sudan. A "cyber revolution" helped topple a fossilised autocracy in Tunisia.

02 Nov 2010 description

Gwinyayi Dzinesa, Dawn Nagar and Elizabeth Otitodun / The Star

2 November 2010

Many hurdles continue to obstruct the path to referendums scheduled to take place in January

Sudan has come under the international spotlight after US President Barack Obama told a high-level UN summit in New York that polls being held to decide the country's future in January must go ahead on time and peacefully.

The words of warning came after UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon unveiled a three-member panel tasked with monitoring the landmark referendums for self-determination in South Sudan and …

28 Sep 2010 description

Introduction

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a two-day policy advisory group seminar on 23 and 24 August 2010 in Somerset West, Western Cape, on the theme: "Stabilising Sudan: Domestic, Sub-Regional and Extra-Regional Challenges".

The meeting examined Sudan's multiple, interconnected challenges as the country fast approaches a historic transition. In January 2005, the government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLM/A) signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).