On his last visit to the African Union in Ethiopia, Ban Ki-Moon had an entourage of 79. By contrast, in January his successor Guterres arrived in Addis Ababa with just 2 other people.
Turkey moved from 12 embassies in Africa in 2009 to the present 39, with another soon to open in Equatorial Guinea. African embassies in Ankara grew from about 10 to 32 during the same period
Opposition boycotts have allowed ZANU-PF to win all but one of more than 20 post-2013 by-elections in Zimbabwe. Considered a middle-income country in the 1990’s, the economy nearly halved in the 2000s and hasn’t recovered
Chad’s Mahamat emerged triumphant as the new chairperson of the African Union Commission after seven rounds of voting, but what is he getting himself into?
That Kagame’s panel also comprises eminent personalities creates the impression that the main issue is all about management. Yet the heart of the matter for the AU is, and remains, political