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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, presents Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a tree sapling during the G20 summit in New Delhi. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

G20 summit proved naysayers wrong – and showed Global South’s potential to address world’s biggest problems

The G20 has its critics, but an expert on international politics explains why it still performs a useful function – particularly in this period of great geopolitical divisions.
Summit held on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU), at its headquarters in Addis Ababa, on 25 May 2023. Amanuel Sileshi/AFP

African Union: climate action offers organisation unique chance for revival

The emergence of a pan-African voice in the fight against global warming, a global issue, could enable the African Union to regain ground on the international stage.
Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie (C) and Ghana’s founder and first President Kwame Nkrumah (L) during the formation of the Organisation of African Unity. STR/AFP via Getty Images

60 years of African unity: what’s failed and what’s succeeded

The African Union compares well to other continental unions. It accomplishes more than the Commonwealth or the Francophonie.

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