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
Calls for secession in Ethiopia could destabilise the entire nation.
Uganda's police have powers to use excessive force on citizens.
There are reasons to be cautiously optimistic about Bissau-Guinean politics going forward.
Women who survive violence in Kenya are building peace in their communities.
Ethiopia's internally displaced populations are a stain on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first term in office.
Ethiopia's regional governance system is doing more harm than good.
The ruling National Resistance Movement has undermined Uganda's democracy
The Janjaweed militia first came into play when Omar al-Bashir's government deployed it in Darfur
Boko Haram has the highest number of women fighters in the history of terror
June 12 is widely regarded as the most important day in Nigeria's post-independence poltiical history