The election of commissioners is a key step in the reform process of the African Union Commission.
The world body spends more than US$6 billion a year on peacekeeping operations, most of which are in Africa
It will take a global effort to slow the rise in
atrocities against religious groups.
The death of the rules-based world order that supports the global economy and free trade has been greatly exaggerated.
South Sudan’s chiefs wield real power, administering customary laws to resolve local disputes. But they often reinforce gender inequalities – could the new chief change this?
The president threatened North Korea and decried the decimation of the American middle class – but didn’t have much praise for the work of the United Nations.
Treaties banning biological and chemical weapons are in place, and the path is clear to remove nuclear weapons too. Lethal autonomous weapons (killer robots) should be next.
While this latest storm over intelligence sharing is far from unique, the leaks into the Manchester attack investigation are of a different order.