The AU (African Union) has taken a bit of a hammering over the past couple of weeks. Pundits on the continent took to the media, to Twitter and to bars, cafés and street corners to argue about why it was so mealy-mouthed on Libya.

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Absolutely Useless. Always Underperforming. Autocrats United. The AU (African Union) has taken a bit of a hammering over the past couple of weeks. Pundits on the continent took to the media, to Twitter and to bars, cafés and street corners to argue about why it was so mealy-mouthed on Libya.

The alternative names above point to people losing what little hope they had invested in an organisation that has talked the talk on democracy since 2002.

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