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Africa’s relations with the EU: a reset is possible if Europe changes its attitude

Some African and European leaders at the last AU-EU summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, November 2017. Philippe Wojazer/AFP via Getty Images Niall Duggan, University College Cork; Luis Mah, Universidade de Lisboa , and Toni Haastrup, University of Stirling Summits between the African Union and European Union are essential to setting the big picture agenda of contemporary Africa-EU relations. They also …

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How African Union members came to share power despite themselves

The establishment of the African Union shows how social context is important in international organisations. Getty Images John J. Hogan, University of Groningen The African Union (AU) held its first summit in 2002, establishing itself as a new international organisation. It also launched a new vision for African security cooperation. Nearly two decades later, it is worth reflecting on the …

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