' Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, African Union Commission Chairwoman:“I urge the Burundian authorities to seek peaceful ways and means to stop this spiral of violence”

AU calls for independent and credible investigation on Burundi crimes

01-04-2017 In a declaration issued on 2 January 2017, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, African Union Commission Chairwoman, strongly condemns the assassination of Emmanuel Niyonkuru, Burundian Minister of Environment in the night of 31 December 2016. She urges Burundian authorities to seek peaceful means to stop the spiral of violence. “We strongly (...)
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Towards a lawsuit against AU?

12-26-2016 President Pierre Nkurunziza announced prosecutions against the African Union in compensation for Burundian troops in Somalia. Written by Agnès Ndirubusa and Christian Bigirimana. Translated by Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana “Burundians have got a gift, that of engaging in legal proceedings and not letting go of the case”, said President Pierre (...)
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AU presidential commission elections postponed until next January

07-19-2016 All the three candidates on the list did not obtain the two-thirds of votes required to chair the AU. The elections are therefore postponed. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma remains the chairperson till next January. Elections took place last Monday morning in Kigali on the last day of the summit (...)

Do African Union Governance Reviews Work?

10-20-2014 Is the instrument adopted by the African Union to improve the quality of governance across the continent actually working? Yarik Turianskyi and Steven Gruzd look at what the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, civil society’s most important assessment of standards of governance, says. Does being an active member of (...)
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