Africa Union dodges the bullet on Ethiopia-Somalia tensions

The African Union has made no significant progress on resolving the Somalia-Ethiopia dispute, a UN official said on Monday, reflecting the sensibilities the continental body has had to navigate around disputes between member states. At a session of the UN Security Council on the situation in Somalia, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) to […]

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EU, AU, US say Sudan war and Somalia’s tension with Ethiopia threaten Horn of Africa’s stability

The African Union, European Union, and United States called Thursday for an immediate cease-fire and constructive dialogue between warring factions in Sudan. The groups also called for an end to tension between Somalia and Ethiopia over an agreement signed between Ethiopia and Somaliland. Representatives of the groups, who spoke in Kampala, Uganda, after the meeting […]

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The African Union Should Resolve Somaliland’s Status – Analysis

By Stephen M. Schwartz Joshua Meservey, senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation, advocated in a recent policy paper that the United States recognize Somaliland as an independent state. This serious proposal is overdue for consideration. Meservey recounts that Somaliland ended its voluntary union with Somalia in May 1991 and has been governing itself successfully for 30 […]

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