View on Africa: cautious optimism at the AU summit


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The 27th African Union (AU) summit concluded this week on a cautiously optimistic note. Although urgent problems like the conflicts in South Sudan and Burundi remain, leaders seemed confident that the AU’s responses could turn things around.

The next View on Africa briefing will be presented by ISS researchers who were in Kigali during the summit. They will discuss the outcomes and their impact for the AU and Africa.

About View on Africa

Do you want to know what's happening in Africa, where it's happening and what it means for the continent's many actors?

Join the ISS View on Africa weekly briefing every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT. ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by discussions among participants.

How to get your weekly View on Africa

Attend the briefing in person or online via VoiceBoxer on your computer ( To join the briefing online, simply click on the link above, follow the on-screen instructions and select your language preference.

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