After the AU’s Failure, What to Do About Zimbabwe?

After the AU’s Failure, What to Do About Zimbabwe?

Nigerian author Wole Soyinka — the first African to win the Nobel prize in literature — famously described the Organization of African Unity (OAU) as a “collaborative club of perpetual self-preservation.” Part of the reason the continental body re-branded itself as the African Union (AU) in 2001 was to distance itself from the days when the most brutal of dictators took a break from killing the opposition and stealing state funds to mingle with colleagues in fancy hotels. As the African Union summit in Egypt closed July 1, its failure to take any serious action on Mugabe’s crumbling Zimbabwe was […]

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