Archive for: African Union

What Africa Did Right in 2012

What Africa Did Right in 2012

At first glance it hardly seems that 2012 was a good year for Africa. As usual, the news headlines were not calculated to prompt optimism. Renewed violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali’s descent into chaos appeared to confirm the familiar narratives […]

 
 

Why Africa Is Better Off Without the UN

Why Africa Is Better Off Without the UN

Last week the UN moved closer to deploying troops to Northern Mali in a late attempt to remove al-Qaeda from governing a country twice the size of France. African leaders lobbied for the resolution, authorizing 3,300 troops to deploy some […]