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    18-Sep-2018 to 15:33

    Addis Insights: Is the African Charter on democracy strong enough?

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — When it was first adopted in 2007, the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (the African Charter) raised the hopes of democracy activists, who believed this would strengthen good governance on the continent. Last month the Peace and Security Council (PSC) asked whether it has managed to make a difference.

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    04-Sep-2018 to 13:26

    Chad: Heights of Karama - Feast of return from Mecca

    APA-Ndjamena (Chad) by correspondent Adam Hassa Deye — In Chad, the return from the Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, is not easy for the pilgrims who, three days after their comeback, must offer food and drinks to the many acquaintances who come to greet them and solicit their prayers.

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    21-Jun-2018 to 10:57

    Focus on 31st AU summit: Staying the course to reform the AU

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The institutional reform of the African Union (AU) will once again be a major item on the agenda of its 31st summit, from 25 June to 2 July 2018. This summit, in fact, symbolises one of the outcomes of the reform process, since it is supposed be the last July summit to be held at the level of heads of state and government. Other issues to be discussed include a possible roadmap to define the relationship between the AU and regional economic commu...

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    25-May-2018 to 10:48

    Keeping the AU relevant to Africa’s citizens - By Liesl Louw-Vaudran

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — As Africa Day is celebrated, debates abound about how to make the African Union more efficient.

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    04-May-2018 to 11:03

    Sierra Leone: Press zooms on parliamentary screening of Cabinet nominees

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Friday editions of papers in Sierra Leone focus on parliamentary screening of presidential nominees for ministerial positions.

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    15-Apr-2018 to 17:37

    US: Beacon of hope turned nightmare for Gambian immigrants

    APA-New York (United States) — A country once widely celebrated as a living beacon of hope for immigrants and refugees fleeing persecution from other parts of the world is fast shedding that reputation for a less affirmative one at least to undocumented migrants.

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    10-Apr-2018 to 10:30

    PSC Interview: Toward a collective ownership of the PSC

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — This month (April 2018), 10 new members will join the Peace and Security Council (PSC). Morocco, which returned to the African Union (AU) in January 2017, will start its first two-year tenure on the council.

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