Rather than grandstanding, SADC should back a re-engagement process to negotiate a solution to sanctions.
Unstable relations between Nigeria and South Africa threaten the future of pan-African integration
The unstable authoritarian pathway that many post-colonial African states followed was facilitated by the way in which European empires undermined democratic elements within African societies.
Nigeria’s border closure is a panicked reaction which violates ECOWAS protocol.
Despite adopting the Malabo Protocol five years ago, efforts by African states to establish the court have stalled.
Growing scepticism of Rwanda’s development achievements could erode the president’s international reputation.
Foreign intervention has brought drones, cyber-attacks and social media propaganda that foreshadow the future of armed conflict.
The AU’s new International Criminal Law Section offers a chance for the regional body to address root causes of conflict.
EFF leader Julius Malema has criticised the AU and SADC as organisations that serve as gentlemen clubs. Malema was addressing journalists in Harare, Zimbabwe and said “They don’t call each other out. They are unable to say you are wrong here, you are wrong there”.