The North African Uprisings under the African Union ‘s Normative Framework

The North African Uprisings under the African Union ‘s Normative Framework
A year or so after the North African uprisings that took every body by surprise, it is now time to critically examine the nature of the uprisings, their causes and consequences, and AU’s response. The paper discusses the current events in North Africa vis-à-vis the AU’s normative frameworks related to constitutionalism and democracy. The AU ...

The First Ten Years of AU and Its Performance in Peace and Security

PSC Ten Years On No region is more plagued with violent conflicts than Africa. The presence of more than 11 peacekeeping mis-sions composed of nearly 50,000 strong UN and AU peacekeepers in areas such as Darfur, Abyei, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as thousands of western military forces in Djibouti, are ...

Rethinking the North African Uprisings

Rethinking the North African Uprisings
Dr. Mehari Taddele Maru is the Head of African Conflict Prevention Programme at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). A former fellow at Harvard University, he holds a Doctorate of Legal Sciences (DSL) from JL Giessen University, a MPA from Harvard University, an MSc from the University of Oxford and a LLB from Addis Ababa ...

Interview with DW

Mehari Taddele Maru in Interview with Deutsche Welle Amharic program. Interview DW Amharic Interview DW Amharic 2

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Video pondering Ethiopia’s future. featuring an interview with Mehari Taddele Maru, for the Institute of Security Studies Addis Ababa. VIDEO: PONDERING ETHIOPIA’S FUTURE

Ethiopia’s acting PM to remain at helm until 2015

(Reuters) – Ethiopia’s acting prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn will run the country until an election in 2015, showing that the ruling party is determined to ensure a swift and smooth transfer of power following the death of Meles Zenawi. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/22/us-ethiopia-meles-idUSBRE87K04K20120822

Ethiopia’s acting PM to remain at helm until 2015

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s acting prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn will run the country until an election in 2015, showing that the ruling party is determined to ensure a swift and smooth transfer of power following the death of Meles Zenawi. Ethiopia’s acting PM to remain at helm until 2015

Change of Guard: African Union Elects First Woman Leader

The elections of the leadership of the African Union has surged the democratic profile of the AU, especially after an eventful 2011 that brought North Africa uprisings and more than 21 elections. Change of Guard: African Union Elects First Woman Leader

On unconstitutional changes of government

On unconstitutional changes of government
This short paper discusses the North African uprisings that led to the change of leadership in Tunisia and Egypt, and the issues surrounding the recognition of the National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libya by the African Union (AU) after the killing of Muammar Gaddafi . In doing so, the paper analyses the uprisings in North ...

A Humble Message to the New ICC Prosecutor-Elect

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has elected a new Chief Prosecutor to replace Luis Moreno-Ocampo. The Chief Prosecutor-elect, Fatou Bensouda, is an African and former Gambian Justice Minister and currently Deputy Persecutor of the ICC. The AU has been calling upon its member states to support the election of Bensouda. Africa has been complaining of ...