AU on the carpet: democratic principals?

Author:Machacha, Ruzima
Position:THIS MONTH'S PRIZE LETTER - Letter to the editor
 
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Can anyone explain to me just what the African Union (AU) thinks it is playing at? If it were not so bitterly disappointing it would be laughable. Here we have the spectacle of an African institution--reinvented less than four years ago as a replacement for the widely discredited Organisation of African Unity to co-ordinate Africa's anticipated 'renaissance'--completely ignoring its founding principals.

The fact that the AU could even consider holding a summit in Sudan was a slap in the face for those Africans who long...

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