AU at 20: should Africa’s lead
nations take on more responsibility?

Powerful states with greater capacity
to effect change should step up
to drive Africa’s development.

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AU at 20: AU faces an uphill
battle to end violent extremism

Restoring Africa’s security requires good governance
and reduced poverty, complemented by
robust action against terrorist threats.

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AU at 20: closing the gap
between intentions and outcomes

Though the PSC holds frequent meetings, many
conflicts are excluded and follow-through
on those tabled is lacking.

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AU at 20: taking stock of
peace support operations

Changing contexts and the growing trend of ad hoc security
arrangements call for a review of conflict responses.

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Time for AU to
hear citizens’ voices

Citizens are often excluded from solving
Africa’s problems by the very institutions
formed to include them.

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