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Unconstitutional changes of government in Africa
With five unconstitutional changes of government and several attempted coup d ‘états over the last twelve months, a political development has returned to the African stage that Heads of States and Governments of AU member states had hope to put behind them. The African Union responded and suspended four member states – more than ever within a single year in the history of the continental organization and its predecessor the OAU.

The development does not only heavily challenge the principles of the AU Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance. It is also diametrically opposed to the AU’s ongoing initiative to “Silencing the Guns” by 2030. What are the underlying root causes that explain the resurgence of unconstitutional changes? Is the simultaneity a coincidence? What needs to be done or reinforced by the AU, the RECs, and African member states to stop the trend? So much is to loose for the continent that started its road in full determination to achieve the goals of the Agenda 2063. The timing is even more difficult at a time when African economies are ailing from the consequences of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

At this joint event KAS Office Ethiopia/AU and Amani Africa Media and Research Services want to give answers to these questions and brings together African and international stakeholders in a high-level hybrid event in Addis Ababa on Friday, March 4, 2022.

Mar 4, 2022 02:00 PM in Nairobi

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