Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Crisis Group Priorities for African Union in 2018

The International Crisis Group (ICG) published on 17 January 2018 a paper titled "Seven Priorities for the African Union in 2019." The paper is also available in French.

It described the seven priorities as important institutional and financial reforms of the AU; limiting any disruption to the AU's work caused by friction between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic; helping resolve or avert election-related crises in the DRC, Cameroon, Mali and Zimbabwe; and managing conflicts in the Central African Republic, Somalia and South Sudan. As for the United States, while the Trump administration has largely ignored Africa, the ICG commented that the administration's counterterrorism operations risk further complicating crises in Somalia and the Sahel absent more comprehensive support for peace efforts.

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