The African Union Becomes a Dictator’s Best Friend
“African Solutions to African Problems” has been a rallying cry for both African governments and citizens — for good reason. Western nations and international powers, disillusioned by the lack of progress managing conflict on the continent, make ill-informed decisions which affect millions of people. But a more perverse meaning of this vision... Read more
Finally – Africa’s Rapid Response Force Begins Training
The African Union’s long discussed and delayed rapid-response force is slowly taking shape. The African Standby Force, which the A.U. wants to deploy around the continent, began training in South Africa on Oct. 20. Previous African Union operations have often stalled in their planning phases as officials struggled to get troops... Read more

Kevin Knodell

Contributing Editor