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Judges in the courtroom prior to the the sentencing of Jean-Pierre Bemba at in the International Criminal Court in The Hague Robin van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Why a regional criminal court for Africa is a good idea

The AU's new International Criminal Law Section offers a chance for the regional body to address root causes of conflict.
A woman holds the flags of the African Union and Ethiopia during celebrations to mark the Ethiopian New Year Sabir Olad/Wikimedia Commons

Ethiopia’s new year offers a chance to unite the country

Amid New Year celebrations in Ethiopia, questions still linger around the possibility for sustained peace and stability.
The Chairman of Sudan’s transitional council, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan, speaks during the power sharing agreement ceremony. Morwan Ali/EPA

The AU’s role in brokering Sudan deal offers lessons for the future

The African Union's role in Sudan's political crisis proves that it's legal framework is strong enough to resolve regional disputes
Is it time for South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (right) and former vice-president Riek Machar to meet face to face? Philiop Dhil/EPA

Why South Sudan’s peace process is stalled one year on

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.

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