Many believe that it is only a return to the country's two-state federation that will end the conflict and break the impasse.
Abiy's administration should stop talking about reform and liberalisation and focus instead on stopping the country from sliding into disarray
Ethiopia's new political outfit could bring minority groups into the centre of power.
The resilience of Al-Shabaab raises questions about the effectiveness of the current US military strategy in Somalia.
South Sudan has had many opportunities to create a lasting peace but so far all efforts have been unsuccessful.
It's been a decade since Boko Haram morphed into a violent, radicalised, Jihadist sect after the death of its founder. Since then it has caused untold harm in Nigeria.
The prime minister may have won the Nobel Peace Prize but he has failed to quell the violence in his own backyard
The world body spends more than US$6 billion a year on peacekeeping operations, most of which are in Africa
As Kenya and Somalia scramble for offshore oil and gas, foreign investors wait eagerly on the sidelines
Many African countries host large numbers of asylum seekers. But should they be held in camps, or be allowed to integrate into cities?
The country has not had a seat at the Security Council table for 24 years.
South Africa and Nigeria have had a turbulent relationship dating back to the early 1990s.
The AU's new International Criminal Law Section offers a chance for the regional body to address root causes of conflict.
The popular uprising is an indication that al-Sisi's regime is not as stable as he would have the world believe.
More than two out of three displaced people are not refugees, but remain within their own country.
Amid New Year celebrations in Ethiopia, questions still linger around the possibility for sustained peace and stability.
The African Union's role in Sudan's political crisis proves that it's legal framework is strong enough to resolve regional disputes
South Sudan has been in the business of building peace for years but is no closer to implementing the roadmap to peace than when it drafted the first agreement.
In death, President Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi has left behind an unfinished revolution which now needs a new leader.
Interventions to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence in eastern DR Congo often reinforce traditional gender stereotypes