The country has not had a seat at the Security Council table for 24 years.
The AU's new International Criminal Law Section offers a chance for the regional body to address root causes of conflict.
More than two out of three displaced people are not refugees, but remain within their own country.
South Africa and Nigeria need to lead policy debates on long term measures to address migration in Africa.
The African Union's role in Sudan's political crisis proves that it's legal framework is strong enough to resolve regional disputes
The ICC may be the only institution capable of breaking the current legal impasse.
Ghana is taking advantage of its strategic location in Africa
It's unclear how relations between Addis Ababa and Asmara will develop but the warmth has largely gone.
Now that African countries have signed up for the continental free trade agreement, they must complete the institutional loop by jumpstarting the creation of the African Monetary Fund.
Election to the Security Council is prestigious for member states because it gives them a seat at the highest table of global decision-making.
The killing of protesters by the Sudanese military signifies its reluctance to hand over power, as demanded by the African Union.
Africa's new continental free trade area, the AfCFTA, is a remarkable achievement. However, decisive diplomatic, technical and social action is needed for it to succeed.
Interviews with Rwandan women from the military who had served on peacekeeping missions found many felt ill-equipped for what they had to deal with.
The African Union and its member states are creating their own interpretation of immunity which will protect its heads of state from courts abroad.
Despite taking a step backwards, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights can redeem itself by continuing to protect the rights of LGBTQ persons on the continent
The role of the military in toppling authoritarian rulers, after intensive popular protests, raises questions about how the AU's policy against coups should be applied.
The international community responded quickly to Cyclone Idai as the African Union dragged its feet.
The solidarity conference by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) can be seen as a reaction to the gradual shift of power towards Morocco.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's new leader Felix Tshisekedi is being undermined by the outgoing regime of Joseph Kabila.
Warring factions in South Sudan have signed numerous peace deals none of which have held.