The G20 has its critics, but an expert on international politics explains why it still performs a useful function – particularly in this period of great geopolitical divisions.
The African Union’s membership in the G20 is an important complement to existing strategic partnerships.
A rapid exit of AU troops from Somalia could hand a battlefield and propaganda advantage to al-Shabaab.
Ali Bongo is the latest in a string of leaders to be ousted in military coups since 2020.
Ethnic politics, the presence of foreign troops and the weaknesses of past responses to coups encouraged Niger’s recent military takeover.
The emergence of a pan-African voice in the fight against global warming, a global issue, could enable the African Union to regain ground on the international stage.
African states say a pan-African rating agency will enable them to access capital and integrate the continent with global financial markets.
The African Union (AU) and responsible African governments are likely to grow to resent the Wagner Group’s presence and regret their failure to oppose it.
Despite a procession of peace plans for Ukraine, irreconcilable divisions remain between Kyiv and Moscow.
A spiralling Sudan will affect peace and security in the Lake Chad Basin region, of which Nigeria is a member.
Calls to secede have been heard from time to time in Kenya – most often around elections.
An agreement to end conflict is only one small step in an often long process.
The African Union compares well to other continental unions. It accomplishes more than the Commonwealth or the Francophonie.
An African-led process would take into account complex regional dynamics – which would lead to a better and more stable peace agreement.
Plans by European states to outsource their asylum procedures to African states often fail and don’t offer political alternatives to asylum in Europe.
With Africa’s solid support and his pro-west military and policy adventures, Kagame is able to take on critics.
Political protests in Kenya have become insular, sectarian, tribal and unashamedly personality driven.
Discrimination against anyone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is not an African value.
In Tunisia, scapegoating migrants diverts from the continuous failure of government to solve deep economic and social crisis.
Voters speak favourably about the potential of observation to improve overall electoral quality and transparency.