Optimism and Unaddressed Challenges After AU Summit

Optimism and Unaddressed Challenges After AU Summit by Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah   Those concerned about the current and future state of their countries were optimistic that the now-concluded African Union (AU) Summit would result in a successful push towards achieving the goals of socio-economic development on the continent. Such high expectations were dampened by the fatigue born out of the…

China Dismisses ‘Absurd’ Claim It Spies on African Union HQrs

China has dismissed reports it bugged the African Union (AU) headquarters as “preposterous”. Kuang Weilin, the Chinese ambassador to the AU, told reporters in Ethiopia the “absurd” claim in France’s Le Monde was “very difficult to understand”. He spoke out three days after the newspaper published an article claiming data from the Chinese-built AU building…