The AU’s first two decades have largely represented a magical, mystical world of unfulfilled expectations.
Research in Kenya finds victims or witnesses to violence are less likely to buy into anti-International Criminal Court political narratives.
The dam has helped to shift longstanding power relationships and could pave the way for more cooperation among all the countries that depend on the Nile.
The G7 summit offered the most recent insights for Africa into how western nations are considering their stakes in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the impact that could have on developing nations.
The AU needs to address two main problems to steer Africa into a prosperous future – the use of unconstitutional means by some leaders to cling to power and disregard for the rule of law.
The Panel of the Wise shows promise but more needs to be done to turn it into a proactive pillar of Africa’s peace and security system.
The core obstacle to stability in Somalia is the lack of agreement among political, religious, and business elites on how to govern their country.
Peacekeeping missions grab the headlines when they’re associated with tragedy and death – but that isn’t their full story.
The African Union’s Continental Early Warning System was created to anticipate and prevent conflicts, but it’s gone.
Despite the benefits that could come from integration, many African countries remain wary of the process.
The plan to replace Museveni with his son has dramatically shifted from rumour to reality in recent months.
The UN voted to extend its presence in South Sudan for another year. However, its success in the country faces many challenges.
International support for Déby and the dependence on Chad’s peacekeeping troops had a downside: it came at the expense of democracy and respect for human rights.
In 2022 the world is in the midst of another inflection point that few predicted. African countries have history they can draw on to respond.
South Africa does not put refugees in camps. So, the government is responsible for their protection and well-being. Its performance was hit-and-miss.
A transition is underway in Somalia. There are massive risks if it is not handled with great care.
The creation of the G5 Sahel added to the traffic of security groupings in the region
The unwillingness of African governments to forge a unified position on the Russian invasion has damaged the credibility of their pan-African commitments.
The sanctions are likely to last beyond the current conflict. This may end up bringing about a solution to Africa’s desire to produce its own military hardware for its own use.
The admission of DRC will extend the East African Community bloc’s reach to the Atlantic Ocean.