Can the AU deliever Pax Africana?

Yayi Boni, president of Benin and African Union assembly chairperson, speaking to press at the recent AU summit. Photograph by Jason Patinkin.
Yayi Boni, president of Benin and African Union assembly chairperson, speaking to press at the recent AU summit. Photograph by Jason Patinkin.

 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia:

Last week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, African Union (AU) leaders celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) – the AU’s predecessor. They spoke of the OAU’s leadership in past liberation struggles and offered lofty visions for the future.

But, in his final speech as AU assembly chairperson, Benin’s President Yayi Boni took a more critical look at the present.  Read more…

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