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‘We have the capacity’ …SADC ES speaks out
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‘We have the capacity’ …SADC ES speaks out

Editor Southern Times - Oct 27, 2017

By Southern Times Writer SADC and the African Union have the capacity to assess and observe elections in the region and on the continent without outside interference,…

Africa leads the way in election technology, but there’s a long way to go
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Africa leads the way in election technology, but there’s a long way to go

Editor Southern Times - Oct 13, 2017

By Stephen Chan Kenya’s recently annulled elections will soon be re-run, but the long-term questions they raised about election management are still unanswered. The spotlight is on…

Civilians urged to join SADC Standby Force
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Civilians urged to join SADC Standby Force

Staff Reporter - Jul 24, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - Civilian experts across the region have been urged to join the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Standby Force Civilian Roster for Peace…

Continental Free Trade Area on track
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Continental Free Trade Area on track

Staff Reporter - Jun 26, 2017

By Timo Shihepo NIAMEY – Africa has moved an inch closer to realising the dream of a continent with a free trade area despite persisting stumbling blocks,…

Continent celebrates Africa Day
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Continent celebrates Africa Day

Staff Reporter - Jun 05, 2017

By Sifelani Tsiko Africa last week celebrated the 54th anniversary of the founding of the continental body — the African Union — at a time when it…

Africa’s call for UN reforms gather momentum …as Committee of 10 tasks Foreign Ministers to table decision in July
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Africa’s call for UN reforms gather momentum …as Committee of 10 tasks Foreign Ministers to table decision in July

Staff Reporter - May 29, 2017

By Southern Times Writer WINDHOEK – The African Union’s Committee of 10 Heads of State and Government on the reforms of the United Nations have instructed their…

America’s snub of the African Union should spur regional powers into action
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America’s snub of the African Union should spur regional powers into action

Staff Reporter - May 29, 2017

By Tshepo T. Gwatiwa In April 2017 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stood up one of Africa’s most powerful people, African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa…

AfDB serving African interests despite foreign ownership
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AfDB serving African interests despite foreign ownership

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – There is fear that the African Development Bank (AfDB) is falling into a path of being captured by western countries that have…

SADC shortchanges Venson-Moitoi
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SADC shortchanges Venson-Moitoi

Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi Gaborone - After emerging with firm assurances from SADC, Botswana's foreign affairs minister, Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi was left disappointed after only 10 states voted…

How Morocco won its way back to AU
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How Morocco won its way back to AU

Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare- After 33 years of self-imposed isolation, Morocco was readmitted into the African Union at the just ended 28th summit held in Addis…

Nigerian delegation  meets VP Iyambo
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Nigerian delegation meets VP Iyambo

Staff Reporter - Jan 17, 2017

WINDHOEK - DELEGATES of Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on Vice-President, Nickey Iyambo to discuss the upcoming African Union (AU) summit. The…

Can Kaberuka Formula fix AU finances?
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Can Kaberuka Formula fix AU finances?

Staff Reporter - Sep 02, 2016

By Arnold Segawa THE African Union is no stranger to turning heads. From outrageous commitments to the embarrassing fact that the anti-International Criminal Court (ICC) and ever vocal…

Moitoi not giving up AU battle
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Moitoi not giving up AU battle

Staff Reporter - Aug 15, 2016

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE - Botswana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, who is seeking re-endorsement to run as a Southern African Development Community (SADC) candidate for African Union…

Morocco welcome back into the African Union, but…
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Morocco welcome back into the African Union, but…

Staff Reporter - Jul 22, 2016

By Tatenda Gwaambuka After 32 years, Morocco is set to return to the African Union. Is it right that the African Union would readmit Morocco? No one knows…

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African Union gives Book Of African Records thumbs up

Staff Reporter - Jul 08, 2016

By Jonathan Mbiriyamveka The African Union gave thumbs up to the Book of African Records during a presentation ceremony held recently at the bloc’s headquarters in Addis Ababa,…

Infrastructure investment should benefit all in drive for Africa’s transformation
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Infrastructure investment should benefit all in drive for Africa’s transformation

Staff Reporter - Jul 01, 2016

By Tigere Chagutah It must be emphasised that if sustainable development and real transformation are to be achieved, infrastructure development and the approaches chosen to finance it must…

Women in peace operations: the unsung champions of human rights
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Women in peace operations: the unsung champions of human rights

Staff Reporter - Mar 30, 2016

> By Liezelle Kumalo and Riana Paneras On 21 March South Africa celebrated Human Rights Day, commemorating the 1960 shooting of police upon peaceful protestors, which killed…