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Announcing the new members of the Technical Committee

In August 2018, the Tana Forum’s Technical Committee (TC), which advises the Tana Secretariat on the organization of the Forum, inducted four new members for a three-year term each (August 2018-July 2021). They include:  Mr. Alex Ratebaye Tordeta, Deputy Chief of...

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Réservez la date: Tana Forum 2019

Save the date: Tana Forum 2019   The eighth edition of the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa will take place on 4-5 May 2019 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. The theme of the Forum will be "Political Dynamics in the Horn of Africa: Nurturing the Emerging Peace...

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Hommage à Kofi Annan du secrétariat du Forum Tana

Tribute to Kofi Annan from the Tana Forum Secretariat On behalf of the Board Members, the Technical Committee and wider community of partners and friends in peace and security, the Tana Forum Secretariat expresses its deepest condolences to the family of the late Kofi...

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Opinion pieces by Tana Regional Fellows (2018)

Op-ed: A more relevant Union – Lessons from the Ebola crisis for AU reform

By Nanjala Nyabola, writer and political analyst in Nairobi, Kenya

Op-ed: AU reform – A test for collaboration between the AU and RECs

By Mpako Foaleng and Niagalé Bagayoko, Senior Experts on Security Sector Reform and Governance

Op-ed: African Union reform – The challenge of ownership by the masses

By Assane Diagne, editor of Africa Check in Dakar, Senegal

Op-ed: The AU should transform ambitions into actions for a peaceful and prosperous Africa

By Mpako Foaleng, Senior Expert on Security Sector Reform and Governance

Op-ed: Reforming the AU requires stronger ties with civil society

By Mpako Foaleng and Niagalé Bagayoko, Senior Experts on Security Sector Reform and Governance

Op-ed: Do African women even do politics?

By Nanjala Nyabola, writer and political analyst in Nairobi, Kenya

Op-ed: Financing the African Union: Slow and difficult change towards autonomy

By Assane Diagne, editor of Africa Check in Dakar, Senegal

Op-ed: Towards putting the « African » back in African Union

By Nanjala Nyabola, writer and political analyst in Nairobi, Kenya

Op-ed: AU reforms to promote better governance of the security sector across Africa

By Mpako Foaleng and Niagalé Bagayoko, Senior Experts on Security Sector Reform and Governance

Opinion pieces by Tana Regional Fellows (2017)

Opinion pieces by Tana Regional Fellows (2016)

Op-ed: Is Africa’s “talking under the baobab” tradition the solution?

By Anwar Versi, African Business

Op-ed: Policy slips push up insecurity

By Bernard Otabil, Ghana News Agency

Op-ed: The big blindspots: Threats to Africa’s security come from unlikely places

By Chanda Adebola, Mail & Guardian Africa

Op-ed: Limitations to Africa’s contribution in setting the global security agenda

By Maureen Chigbo, News Ghana

Op-ed: Africa has the will to control its own security destiny: now let’s find the way
By Chanda Adebola, Mail & Guardian Africa

Op-ed: Some African leaders to blame for conflicts – Obasanjo
By Desmond Davies, Ghana News Agency

Op-ed: Pastoralism: A challenge to Africa’s security

By Maureen Chigbo, Realnews Magazine Online

Op-ed: When guns become sophisticated weapons

By Bernard Otabil, Ghana News Agency

Op-ed: Africa and the Jihadist threat

By Olusegun Obasanjo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Wolfgang Ischinger

 Op-ed: Why Africa must sit at the global security high table

By Anwar Versi, New African Magazine

Op-ed: Solving Africa’s security challenges the Tana way

By Maureen Chigbo, Realnews Magazine Online

Op-ed: Boko Haram and Isil: A dangerous mix for Africa

By Desmond Davies, Ghana News Agency

Op-ed: Tana shoves global security in Africa’s plight

By Desmond Davies, Ghana News Agency

Op-ed: Brexit – The only thing Africa should fear is fear itself
By Chanda Adebola, Mail & Guardian Africa

Op-ed: Peacebuilding in Africa – Is the model right?
By Desmond Davies, Ghana News Agency

Press Mentions (2018)

Media inquiries: m.muita@ipss-addis.org

29 August 2018

Kofi Annan’s Unmet Wishes

Sahara Reporters (Nigeria)

 

31 July 2018

A plan for the free movement of Africans across the continent is being held up by fears of xenophobia

Quartz (US)

 

29 April 2018

Herman Mashaba’s comments on illegal immigrants trigger negative reactions

Daily Maverick (South Africa)

 

27 April 2018

Reflections on Tana Forum 2018 and Ethiopia’s new PM Abiy Ahmed

Aljazeera (Qatar)

 

27 April 2018

In Ethiopia, Decision Makers and Stakeholders Discuss Peace and Safety in Africa

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria )

 

27 April 2018

Du Financement de l’Union africaine: La proposition du think tank Africa WorldWide Group

Yerimpos

 

25 April 2018

Tana 2018 African Unity in Debate  –  French

Africa News Agency

 

24 April 2018

Containing new forms of insecurity

Africanews (Congo Brazzaville)

 

23 April 2018

Mahama takes over as Chair of TANA High-Level Forum on Security

Breaking News Ghana

 

22 April 2018

The key to stabilizing Africa’s future is financing its own security agenda

Quartz (US)

 

21 April 2018

Participants of Tana forum urge renewed Afro-Arab unity

Xinhua (China)

 

21 April 2018

Tana High-Level Forum on Peace, Security in Africa Opens

Ethiopian News Agency

 

19 April 2018

President of the Republic to Partake in High-Level Tana Forum in Ethiopia

Sudan News

 

6 April 2018

Tana Forum: Obasanjo says it’s time for Africa to own its security

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria)

 

6 April 2018

Tana Forum: The road to elections in these African countries are uncertain

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria)

 

6 April 2018

Leaders, stakeholders to explore African-led security solutions   (Video)

CGTN (China)

 

2  April 2018

Tana Forum Reviews Financing and Reforming AU’s Peace Security Agendas

Capital (Ethiopia)

 

31 March 2018

AU Reform Tops Tana Forum Agenda

The Reporter (Ethiopia)

 

30 March 2018

Tana Forum to Consult on Peace and Security in Africa  (Video)

ENN (Ethiopia )

 

29 March 2018

Tana Forum to deliberate on financing Africa’s peace, security

Fana Broadcasting Corporate (Ethiopia)

 

17 March 2018

Seventh Edition of Tana Forum to Take Place in Bahir Dar

The Ethiopian Reporter

 

08 March   2018

2018 Tana Forum – the Importance to Africa

Actifate (Nigeria)

 

07 March   2018

7ème édition du Tana Forum : Le financement et la réforme de l’Union africaine au menu des débats 

Le Soleil Online (Senegal)

 

06 March 2018

Why the 2018 Tana Forum is important for Africa

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria)

 

26 February 2018

Rwanda’s President will deliver the Keynote Address at the 7th Tana Forum

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria)

 

26 February 2018

Tana Forum to focus on financing, reforming the African Union

Capital (Ethiopia)

 

23 February 2018

The African Union may be grasping that solutions to security problems must be home-grown

Daily Nation (Kenya)

 

11 February 2018

Financement de l’Union Africaine : la dure vérité par les chiffres

Financial Afrik (Senegal)

Press Mentions (2017)

Media inquiries: m.muita@ipss-addis.org

2 September 2017

Tana Forum switches venue from Bahir Dar to Hawassa

Ezega

 

28 August 2017

Tana Forum 2018 to discuss African ownership and AU reform

RealNews Magazine, Nigeria

 

28 August 2017

Tana Forum 2018 to discuss African ownership, AU reform

Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC)

 

19 May 2017

Obasanjo’s antidote to military coups in Nigeria

ALC Radio

 

18 May 2017

African leaders take the blame for the continent’s resource curse

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

 

9 May 2017

Why foreign investors choose Peru and not, erm, Uganda?

Daily Maverick

 

5 May 2017

Forum calls for stronger African natural resources control

Ghana News Agency

 

3 May 2017

Pay bad African leaders to leave power – Obasanjo

Ghana News Agency

 

29 April 2017

Africa’s natural resources fuel industrialization

All Africa/The Ethiopian Herald

 

26 April 2017

Joyce Banda attends 2017 Tana High-Level Forum in Ethiopia

Face of Malawi

 

Here are some highlights from the Tana Forum 2017 – Financial News Nigeria

Pax Nigeria

 

25 April 2017

Takeaways from the 6th Tana Forum on natural resource governance

Real News Magazine

 

State of peace and security in Africa: little or no change

Real News Magazine

 

Museveni blames chiefs for loss of Africa’s sovereignty

New Vision

 

Museveni: Education not key to solving Africa’s problems

Daily Monitor

 

24 April 2017

African universities vice-chancellor’s debate held at Bahir Dar University

Ethiopia Semonegna

 

Africa’s security remains a concern as protests increase

New Business Ethiopia

 

23 April 2017

The 6th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa wraps up

MoFA

 

Museveni: I love that man Trump

The Independent

 

22 April 2017

Museveni in Bahir Dar for security forum on natural resources

The Independent

 

Africa’s natural resources: From curse to a blessing

AlJazeera

 

Puntland President attends Tana High-Level Forum in Ethiopia

Puntland Mirror

 

20 April 2017

Bahir Dar to host the 6th Tana Forum on security in Africa

EBC

 

6th Tana High-Level Forum to be held

All Africa/The Ethiopian Herald

 

18 March 2017

Preparations finalized for 6th Tana Forum

Fana Broadcasting Agency

 

15 March 2017

Forum to deliberate on natural resource governance in Africa

AllAfrica/The Ethiopian Herald

 

14 March 2017

6th Tana Forum to focus on Africa’s natural resource governance

XinHua

 

Africa needs to improve governance of natural resources

Ethiopian News Agency

 

26 January 2017

H.E. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf confirmed to deliver keynote speech at the 2017 Tana Forum

Africa Update Newspaper

 

25 January 2017

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf confirmed to deliver keynote speech

Panafricanvisions

 

25 January 2017

Côte d’Ivoire-Inter/La présidente du Libéria conférencière d’honneur du Forum de Tana 2017

Abidjan.net

 

25 January 2017

H.E. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf confirmed to deliver keynote speech at the 2017 Tana Forum

MILTECH

 

25 January 2017

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf choisie pour présider le Forum de Tana prévu en avril 2017

Soleil FM

 

Liberian President to Give Tana Forum Keynote Address

Real News Magazine

 

Forum sur la sécurité : La Présidente Ellen Johnson Sirleaf invitée en Éthiopie

limpartial.net

 

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, conférencière d’honneur du sixième forum de Tana 2017

La Voix Des Decideurs

 

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf confirmed 2017 Tana Forum keynote speaker

BizNis Africa

 

Pres. Sirleaf to address security forum

The New Dawn Liberia

 

H.E. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf confirmed to deliver keynote speech at the 2017 Tana Forum

Africa Newsroom

 

24 January 2017

Tana 2017: de la gouvernance des ressources naturelles en Afrique

Financial Afrik

 

10 January 2017

Joyce Banda on Reaching Girls Before Age 10, Balancing Tradition With Change, and More

Wilson Center

 

Press Mentions (2016)

Media inquiries: m.muita@ipss-addis.org

19 March 2016

Tanaforum2016 to be held mid April in Bahirdar

EBC

 

20 March 2016

Ethiopia to host Africa’s high-level security forum next month

Sudan Tribune

 

Obasanjo advocates for African solutions to Africa’s security challenge

Ethiopian News Agency

 

Obasanjo tells Africa to advance the security agenda

Today (Nigeria)

 

Forum to focus on intellectuals’ role in African security
Ethiopian Press

 

Ethiopia gears up for Africa security forum

Ghana Web

 

Paul Kagame to address Africa’s security forum next month

CP Africa

 

Africa: Forum to Focus On Intellectuals Role in African Security

All Africa/ The Ethiopian Herald

 

21 March 2016

Some African leaders to blame for conflicts – Obasanjo

Tana Forum

 

31 March 2016

When the guns become sophisticated weapons

Ghana Web

 

13 April 2016

Terrorism in Africa and why it matters

Deutsche Welle

 

Africa and the Jihadist Threat

Project Syndicate

 

Sudan: President Al-Bashir to Participate in Fifth Tana Forum in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Sudan News Agency/All Africa

 

Africa: President of the Republic to Take Part in Tana High-Level Forum On Security in Africa

Sudan News Agency/All Africa          

 

14 April 2016

Sudan’s Bashir to attend security forum in Ethiopia

Sudan Tribune

 

15 April 2016

Why Africa must sit at the global security high table

New African Magazine

 

Stronger African security architecture urged at meeting

Anadolu Agency

 

Puntland President Abdiweli travels to Ethiopia for Tana high level forum

Puntland Mirror

 

Premier says Africa’s peace calls for joint effort of world countries

Ethiopian News Agency

 

Tana Forum: Mushikiwabo outlines Rwanda’s ingredients to development

Rwanda News Agency

 

16 April 2016

Puntland President attends Tana High Level Forum – in Pictures

Puntland Mirror

 

Ethiopia: 5th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa underway in Addis

StarAfrica

 

Rwanda finds regional integration sweet spot, beats drums for the ‘developmental state’

Mail & Guardian Africa

 

Tana Forum to Deliberate on Security Issues in Africa

The Reporter

 

Premier addresses the 5th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Dr. Tedros chairs the Opening Session of the 5th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

5th Tana Forum kicks off today, security top in the agenda

Addis Standard

 

5th Tana Forum kicks off in Bahirdar

EBC

 

Une voix africaine commune

Republicoftogo.com

 

Le président togolais participe au Forum de Tana en Ethiopie sur la sécurité en Afrique 

Radio Chine Internationale

 

17 April 2016

Africa: Leaders Stress Importance of Uniting Efforts to Solve African Disputes

All Africa/Sudan News Agency

 

African security forum kicks off in Ethiopia

Sudan Tribune

 

The 5th Tana Forum on security in Africa wraps up

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

The 5th Tana Forum ends

EBC

 

African security forum kicks off in Ethiopia

Hiiraan Online

 

President of the Federal Republic of Somalia attends Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa

Mogadishu Center

 

Somali president attends 5th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa in Addis Ababa

Goobjoog

 

18 April 2016

Ethiopia: Tana forum deliberates Africa’s security issues

Sudan Tribune

 

The Bahar Dar Tana Forum Discussed Security Issues in Africa

DireTube

 

Africa moves center-stage in global security debate

Deutsche Welle

 

Tana Forum Promoted to Tana Foundation

Ethiopian News Agency

 

The Tana Forum at the Cross Section of African Security

Nigerian Reporter

 

Regional forum discusses Patrice Lumumba’s contribution to African Unity

Courrier des Afriques/New Business Ethiopia

 

Ethiopia hosts 5th Tana Forum on security (video)

Press TV

 

Somali President Meets Ethiopian PM in Bahir Dar

All Africa/ Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)

 

Le Forum de haut niveau de Tana a ouvert à Addis-Abeba

CCTV (Français)

 

19 April 2016

Kofi Annan to African leaders: Leave when your time is up

Tana Forum

 

Africa: Annan to African Leaders – Your Overstay Bringing Back Coups

All Africa/The Observer (Uganda)

 

Former UN head Kofi Annan urges African leaders ‘to leave when their mandated time is up’

International Business Times UK

 

Kofi Annan advices African leaders to handover power after serving mandated terms

This is Africa

 

Sudan’s Bashir urges African leaders to support South Sudan peace process

Radio Tamazuj

 

Africa’s security cash headache—and what its leaders really think about it

Mail & Guardian Africa

 

Interview with Kofi Annan at Tana Forum: armed conflict now a smaller risk to most Africans than traffic accidents

Mail & Guardian Africa

 

African Solution for African Problem to Ensure Reliable Peace and Security – Premier

The Ethiopian Herald

 

20 April 2016

Africa and the Global Security Architecture

Africa Progress Panel

 

Olusegun Obasanjo : « Les dirigeants africains sont responsables de l’insécurité sur le continent »

Le Monde Afrique

 

Africa: Solution to Africa’s Security Challenges Lies Within – Obasanjo

All Africa/Vanguard

 

21 April 2016

African Countries Must Stop Begging for Everything From Foreigners –Annan

Face2Face Africa

 

23 April 2016

Solving Africa’s Security Challenges the Tana Way

Realnews Magazine

 

Advancing Africa’s Place in the Global Security Agenda

The Reporter Ethiopia

 

24 April 2016

Africa assuming importance in the global security agenda

Daily Nation

 

3 May 2016

Africa’s security paradox

All Africa

 

Why Africa must sit at global security high table

The Herald, Zimbabwe

 

4 May 2016

Africa: It’s high time Africa seriously addressed the extremist threat

All Africa

 

5 May 2016

Africa’s global influence depends on youth’s voice

uReport Kenya

 

14 May 2016

Africa in the Global Security Agenda

Regent University College of Science and Technology

 

16 May 2016

Boko Haram and Isil: A dangerous mix for Africa

Ghana Business News

 

20 May 2016

Tana shoves global security in Africa’s plight

Modern Ghana

 

Newsletter

Experts meet to review Tana 2019 publications

On 22 February 2019, the Tana Forum Secretariat organized an experts workshop to review the publications that set the stage for discussions at the Forum each year. This year’s Tana Forum will take place from 4-5 May in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia under the theme “Political...

Tana Forum to host side event at Munich Security Conference

The Tana Forum will participate at the 2019 Munich Security Conference taking place on 15-17 February in Munich, Germany. The Tana Forum in collaboration with the African Union will host a side event on "Peace and Integration in the Horn of Africa", a topic closely...

AU Reforms Press Mentions

Media inquiries: m.muita@ipss-addis.org

13  October 2018

Rwanda Foreign Minister leaves behind big shoes to fill

The East African

 

8  October 2018

Moving from humanitarian mindset to investment is key, says Kagame

The New Times

 

5  October 2018 

AU engages int’l partners in aligning their support to its reform program

Global Times (China)

 

1 October 2018

AU rebrands itself as a reformed institution, ready for productive, mutual co-operation

The EastAfrican   (Kenya)

 

28 September 2018

Financial independence reform to top A.U. meeting in November

Meda Africa

 

25 September 2018

Morocco calls for reforming the African Union’s Peace and Security Council

Yabiladi (Morocco)

 

25 September 2018

Joint Communiqué: United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force

Pulse (Ghana)

 

23 September 2018

Africa Union pushes on with reform agenda

Daily Nation (Kenya)

 

18 September 2018

African Union pushing financial independence?

The Final Call (U.S) 

 

14 September 2018

Sahrawi Republic attends AU sixth Foreign Affairs Ministers Council special session on institutional reform

Sahara Press Service

 

14 September 2018

SADC ministers meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Landers leads SA delegation

Africanindy (South Africa)

 

12 September 2018

The Sixth Retreat of the Executive Council kicks off at the African Union Headquarters

African Union

 

12 September 2018

Luwellyn Landers to lead SA delegation to the African Union Summit 

Devediscourse (India)

 

12 September 2018

African foreign ministers meet over AU reform

Xinhua (China )

 

11  September 2018

The Kagame effect at the African Union

The New Times (Rwanda)

 

10  September 2018

Egyptian foreign minister to fly to Ethiopia for ministerial retreat on African Union reform

Ahram Online (Egypt)

 

2 September 2018

Africa needs help from partners in capacity building: Rwandan president

Xinhua (China )

 

31 August 2018

Can the AU win SADC’s approval?

Daily maverick (South Africa)

 

6 August 2018

21 countries raise $41 million to fund Union

New Vision (Uganda) 

 

8 August 2018

The Africa we want – SADC summit in Windhoek to look at institutional reform

Economist (Namibia) 

 

30 July 2018

Will the African Union get the 22 ratifications needed to make the free trade area a reality?

ISS (South Africa)

 

1 May 2018

Africa Must Strengthen Pride and Restore Ownership in its Public Services, Concludes 2018 Ibrahim Forum

This Day (Nigeria)

 

30 April 2018

Donald Kaberuka: Reforming AU is not a choice of the few, but an imperative for all

The New Times (Rwanda) 

 

04 April 2017 – 

South Africa and Nigeria are Crucial for Continental Initiatives

Daily Maveric (South Africa)

 

27 March 2018

AU Can Deliver but Must Keep Momentum

The New Times (Rwanda)

 

22 March 2018 

President Barrow’s Speech on on regional integration  

Freedom Newspaper (Gambia)

 

19 March 2018

King Mohammed VI Sends Speech to AU Extraordinary Summit on Continental Free Trade Area

Morrocco World News

 

19 March 2018   

Continental Free Trade Area to Help Africa Weather International Changes: UN official

Xinhua (China)

 

15 March 2018 

African Union: Kagame Takes the Reins

The Africa Report (France)

 

10 March 2018

African Union is in « Crucial Phase » of its History

APS  (Algeria)

 

8 March 2018 

Press Availability with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki

State Department (Washington DC)

 

1 March 2018

AU Reforms on Track, ECA’s Vera Songwe Tells Unga President in Addis Ababa

 UNECA

 

22 February 2018 

President Lungu Backs AU Reforms, Calls for Urgent Implementation

New Times (Rwanda)

 

 22 February 2018

Africa has More Pressing Issues than Securing UNSC Permanent Seat-Kagame

Kt Press (Rwanda)

 

 22 February 2018 

Rwanda flying high in anti-corruption war, eye on SA and Zimbabwe

The Star (Kenya)

 

19 Feburary 2018

Kaberuka, Katumbi to Grace Africa Report Debates in Kigali

Kt Press (Rwanda)

 

18 February 2018

Fixing security requires concerted efforts

New Times (Rwanda)

 

16 February 2018

Plans to make Nepad a development agency are pitting the old guard against the reformers

New Era (Namibia)

 

14 February 2018

AU PSC members elected by consensus

Journal du Cameroun (Cameroon)

 

5 February 2018

Rwanda: Count on Us during Rwanda’s AU Chairmanship – Ethiopian Envoy

All Africa

 

31 January 2018

Seven Priorities for the African Union in 2018

Eth Zurich (Switzerland)

 

31 January 2018

Uhuru back from AU summit, pledges to support reforms

The Star (Kenya)

 

31 January 2018

Africa: Comment – Kagame At African Union

All Africa

 

30 January 2018 

Africa: EU, AU Pledge to Support Zim

ll Africa

 

28 January 2018

Reforming African Union will be a tough Call

Daily Nation (Kenya)

 

27 January 2018 

Sudanese president to attend AU summit in Ethiopia

Xinhua net (China)

 

25 January 2018 

Botswana: VP Leaves for AU Summit Xinhua net

All Africa

 

25 January 2018

Unleashing Africa’s Inner Strengths

All Africa

 

24 January 2018

South Africa: President Zuma to Attend the African Union Summit in Ethiopia

CNBC Africa (South Africa)

 

23 January 2018

Nigeria, Algeria talk security, de-radicalization

Sun News online (Nigeria)