Despite a decision to streamline activities, the recent Niamey meeting had all the trappings of a regular summit.
Turning towards Africa has yielded positive results, but does Mauritius really want to be part of the continent?
Having played a leading role in Bashir’s ousting, women can improve prospects for mediation and long-term peace.
Overspending by the government is behind the current downward spiral in Zimbabwe’s economy.
With its first female president and half of cabinet posts reserved for women, power dynamics are shifting.
With the consent of African governments, China’s subtle but deliberate strategy is paying off.
The South African Police Service can no longer be allowed to close ranks to protect itself.
Are new talks between Kiir and Machar a sign that regional and global pressure is paying off?
Africa today has fewer conflicts than in the past, though violence continues to hold back development and generate significant costs to governments, business and societies.