Blog Posts: African Union

Africa is getting a free trade zone, but when?

African Heads of Government met at the 25th Summit of the African Union and agreed to the creation of the Continental Free Trade Area with a 2017 implementation date, but experts wonder if 2017 is a realistic goal. 
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No Comments | Posted by George H. Ricks on Mon. April 4, 2016 4:00 PM
Categories: Africa, African Union, Free Trade

Silent Terrorism: What is the International Community Doing to Control Boko Haram?

While the world was focused on the media surrounding terrorist attacks in Paris, France, another Islamic terrorist organization, Boko Haram, massacred 2,000 residents of Baga, Nigeria. The terroristic acts of Boko Haram are not new for the terrorist organization considered the second deadliest in the world, only behind the Taliban.


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Posted by Christina L. Anderson on Fri. February 6, 2015 8:29 AM
Categories: African Union, Insurgency, International Human Rights, Terrorism

al-Shahaab Raid Justified by AUMF

On October 5, 2013, US Navy SEALS entered Somalia to capture Kenyan national Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, whose al-Shabaab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Considering that U.S. embassy operations are suspended in Somalia, and the United States is not engaged in a direct military conflict with Somalia, was the raid legal?


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No Comments | Posted by Max P. Biedermann on Wed. February 12, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: Africa, African Union, AUMF, Customary International Law, Kenya, Somalia, Syria, Terrorism

Attack on Kenya's Westgate Mall Sparks African Union's Battle with the International Criminal Court

Amidst growing unhappiness with the International Criminal Court, the African Union now demands the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta be postponed following the Westgate Mall shooting in Nairobi, Kenya. 


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No Comments | Posted by Emily C. Doll on Thu. November 7, 2013 8:00 AM
Categories: Africa, African Union, International Criminal Court, International Human Rights, Kenya, Terrorism

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