Though the African Union (AU) is mandated to enhance cooperation among member states, support the strength of institutions across the continent, and spur development, it has yet to fully deliver on its mission.
Earlier this year, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda published a formal review that proposes recommendations for a more effective AU. Now that reforms are on the table, the daunting challenge of implementation lies ahead.
On September 21, the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings hosted a conversation with President Kagame, where he presented his vision for how a reformed AU can best contribute to prosperity across the continent. An audience question and answer segment followed.
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[On the possibility of ongoing secret negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea] I am always wondering if my chain is being yanked. It could also mean Kim is trying to undermine Moon, who positions himself as a broker between the U.S. and North Korea. These two potential explanations are not mutually exclusive.