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The nature and legitimacy of the removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is hotly contested: is it a military coup, a popular democratic uprising, or some hybrid of the two? Morsi had won few friends internationally for his clumsy handling of the country during his twelve months in power, and there was no doubt that […]

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As we all recall, on 28 January 2012, our Heads of State and Government laid the foundation stone for the AU Human Rights Memorial (AUHRM) during the inauguration of the new AU Conference Centre and Office Complex. This is a very important project not only to preserve the memory of mass atrocities but also to prevent future recurrence of such crimes. We should, therefore, spare no effort to enable this Memorial achieve its central objective of becoming a permanent centre where people from all over the world gather to reflect on the sanctity of life. It should also serve as a place where our policy makers renew their collective commitment to prevent atrocious crimes such as genocide from happening ever again on our continent.

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Several people sent in questions to Alex de Waal in response to his article, “African Roles in the Libyan Conflict of 2011” available in the March 2013 edition of International Affairs. Below are de Waal’s responses.

1)    There seems to be a theme in this article about the notion of the […]

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The World Peace Foundation invites you to submit questions in response to this article for Alex de Waal to answer. You can submit a question as a comment to this article, through our facebook page, or via twitter (follow us @WorldPeaceaFdtn) at#AfricanrolesinLibya. We will be accepting questions from today until next Wednesday, March 20, […]

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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 […]

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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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