Seven Priorities for the African Union in 2018

TitelSeven Priorities for the African Union in 2018
Typ der PublikationReport
Untertitel / SerientitelAfrica Briefing N°135
InstitutionInternational Crisis Group
StadtAddis Ababa/Nairobi/Brussels

2018 could be a year of dramatic change for the African Union (AU) as it pursues an extensive program of institutional and financial reform. At the end of January, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame – the author and chief supervisor of the process – takes over as chairperson of the AU Assembly, the organisation’s highest decision-making body, meaning that reform will rise to the top of the AU’s agenda. The changes are critical for the organisation’s long-term health, but driving them through will not be quick or easy. Kagame, working closely with AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, should ensure their implementation does not sap too much energy from the AU’s other vital work, especially continental conflict prevention and resolution.