This memorandum outlines the African Union (AU) peace initiative for Libya during 2011, arguing that the proposal was unfairly derided and dismissed by the western powers. The African approach was based on a realistic appreciation of the perils of civil war in Libya and the shortcomings of forcible regime change. A combination of NATO [...]Continue Reading →
In this op-ed, Thabo Mbeki, former President of South Africa and chairman of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan, argues that the recently signed agreements between Sudan and South Sudan are “epoch-making in terms of the remaking of the African continent.” This op-ed originally appeared October 2, 2012 in Business Day Live.
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The Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan signed nine agreements on a range of issues that they have been negotiating since 2010 initially in accordance with the Post-Referendum Arrangements negotiations provided for in section 67 of the Southern Sudan Referendum Act, 2009 as elaborated upon in the Mekelle Memorandum of Understanding of 23 June 2010. The Parties have also been engaged in the negotiation of outstanding Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) issues, and have now reached several Agreements relating to CPA and post- secession issues.Continue Reading →
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