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Category Archives: Model AU abstract
Sponsors: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Senegal Signatories: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Senegal, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Republic of Ghana, Republic of the Sudan, Central African Republic, Republic of Zimbabwe, Federal Republic of Somalia Topic: “Crisis in Katanga” General Assembly, Noting with satisfaction the past efforts of various relevant AU… Continue reading
After much consideration, Uganda has decided to support the irredentism of Katanga into Tanzania. We believe that due to the current failed state of the DRC that the removal of Katanga from the state is in the region’s best interests. Not only must the current state of Katanga be addressed for the sake of the… Continue reading
Tanzania lays claim to the Katanga because it feels that the DRC has let the region be ravaged by armed militant groups, has kept valuable development funds out the hands of the regional government, and failed to provide the necessary infrastructure to access the region’s mineral wealth. Additionally, as the region is a primarily Swahili-speaking… Continue reading
After much thought, the Sudan has decided to not support Katanga’s secession to Tanzania. The AU should take steps to negotiate peace between the two parties and troops should be sent to the DRC to do this. The Sudan suggests sending the AU standby forces in addition to Member States’ troops. These troops from the… Continue reading
Position Abstract The secession of Katanga would increase the instability of an already alarmingly unstable region of Africa; as such, the Central African Republic cannot support their desire to secede. Furthermore, we have seen the impact that the African Union can have and strongly believe that they must take a firm stance against this defection… Continue reading
Whilst Zimbabwe would like to maintain our good bilateral relationships with both the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Tanzania, we cannot support the union of Katanga and Tanzania. Zimbabwe believes in the importance of sovereign borders in Africa, and it is our position that the African Union should try to prevent secessionist movements…. Continue reading
POSITION IN BRIEF: While Nigeria of course sympathizes with the plight of the Katanga people, we cannot overlook the central importance of national unity as a mechanism for securing stability, peace, and good governance. As such, it is essential that the African Union take a strong stance condemning the secessionist declaration in Katanga as illegitimate… Continue reading
Abstract Somalia does not support the unlawful annexation of the Katanga region into Tanzania. Due to the fragmentation of Somalia’s north with Puntland and Somaliland claiming autonomy, the susceptibility to terrorism, and increased risk of violence, Somalia will not condone the actions of Katanga. Furthermore, Somalia believes that AU military force should be used to… Continue reading
South Africa is one of the strongest supporters and members of the African Union. Because of their strong belief in the right to self-determination and their history with regards to this issue, South Africa will support the secession of Katanga from the DRC to Tanzania. South Africa advises that a vote be held in the… Continue reading
The government of South Sudan, in keeping with the principles outlined in the constitution of South Sudan, and in keeping with the principles that guided the founding of the republic, fully supports the union of Katanga Province and the United Republic of Tanzania. The government of South Sudan believes in the right of self-determination for… Continue reading