The 28th African Union (AU) summit held in Addis Ababa on30-31st January was a historical one given the landmark decisions adopted, including the admission of Morocco into the Union anda deep reform of the continental body. The summit also renewed the leadership of the AUC and took stepstowards financial independence of the Union. Albeit the lack of strong country/context related decisions on Peace and Security issues, the Assembly adopted the Master Plan towards Silencing the Guns by 2020. Finally, the summit adopted the so called ‘collective withdrawal strategy’, a misnomer of a document which provides member states with a roadmap for eventual individual withdrawal from the ICC in case AU’s claims and proposals regarding the court and some of its on-going operations are not taken in consideration.
- Took note of the recommendations for the proposed reforms to further strengthen the African Union, in the…
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