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Central African Republic Armed Groups Reach Peace Deal

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After experiencing six years of inter-religious conflict, the Central African Republic government and fourteen armed groups reached a peace deal (AP News). On Saturday, the United Nations and African Union announced the peace deal, which aims to end years of sectarian conflict. (AP News). The Central African Republic’s unrest stems back to 2013 when Muslim […]

ICC: South Africa Failed in not Arresting al-Bashir

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On Thursday, the International Criminal Court ruled that South Africa failed in its obligations to the court by refusing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in 2015. However, the ICC’s judges declined to refer South Africa to the United Nations Security Council, stating that this would not be “an effective way to obtain cooperation” (Reuters). […]

South Africa to Leave International Criminal Court

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South Africa formally began the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday, after previously ignoring an ICC arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (NPR). South African lawmakers did not want to execute ICC arrest warrants as required by the Rome Statute, which would lead to “regime change,” a minister said […]

Morocco Asks to Rejoin African Union

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Morocco has officially applied to rejoin the African Union (AU) to gain support for the territory dispute over Western Sahara. Morocco left the AU in 1984 after the organization’s recognition of the republic in Western Sahara which was declared by Polisario Front independence fighters (Reuters). The AU currently recognizes Western Sahara as an independent state, […]

African Union Army Begins Training

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African Union (AU) troops, consisting of 25,000 multinational soldiers, will start strategic exercises in peacekeeping on Monday, October 19. Although the logistic base of the African Standby Force (ASF) will be in Douala, Cameroon, this exercise will take place in the South African Army Combat Training Centre in Lohatla, located in the Northern Cape Province […]