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The AU’s new transitional justice policy could be a game-changer

This new framework can be used to resolve past violent conflicts as well as to sustain peace and development in Africa

An icon shared with all of Africa

‘This was a man,’ said Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during a moving tribute at Hugh Masekela’s funeral in Johannesburg

Government says it will look into Bashir’s departure

SA will enquire into the controversial circumstances surrounding the departure of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in defiance of a high court order.

No hiding from xenophobia issue at AU summit

Africa’s leaders gathering for the AU summit will discuss the problem of xenophobia to sensitise all countries on the continent about the problem.

AU’s dependence on cash from the West still rankles

The African Union wants "rich" members such as South Africa to cough up to lessen the body's reliance on foreign aid.

Curbing illicit financial flows in Africa is imperative

The African Union may not have the clout to lobby for the reforms required to prevent vast sums of money leaving the continent.

Corporations and countries complicit in ripping off Africa

Africa continues to haemorrhage trillions of dollars through illicit tax flows, research by a panel of experts has revealed.

Ebola and Nigerian strife to top AU summit agenda

African leaders are set to discuss economic recovery for countries affected by war and the Ebola virus at the African Union summit in Adis Ababa.

Zuma to lead SA delegation to African Union summit

The president will attend the summit, where the status of peace and security in Africa and the African Peer Review Mechanism will be discussed.

AU urges ICC to transfer Kenyatta case to Kenya

African leaders have asked the International Criminal Court to transfer charges against Kenya's president to the Kenyan legal system.

Malawi’s Bashir bashing is an example for Africa

The Malawi government took an important step when it indicated it could not host the AU summit if it meant welcoming Omar al-Bashir to its territory.

We need you at home, Madam Minister

With glaring gaps in leadership skills and ability, why outsource our most able politician?

African crises dominate talks as Benin takes AU helm

The African Union's new chairman faced tough challenges as UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned that the Sudan crisis threatened regional security.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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