Despite a decision to streamline activities, the recent Niamey meeting had all the trappings of a regular summit.
Having played a leading role in Bashir’s ousting, women can improve prospects for mediation and long-term peace.
If peace is achieved between Ethiopia and Eritrea, it will help stabilise the Horn of Africa, and the broader East Africa region.
We take a look at the United Nations peacekeeping missions in Africa. Many of the missions on the continent are amongst the world’s most expensive and largest forces under the U.N. mandate. With the funding cutbacks by the U.S., many missions have to reduce operational costs and workforce. Is this a wake up call to the African Union to get its act together?
In February, Faustin-Archange Touadéra was elected president of the Central African Republic (CAR), ending a three-year-long transition in the country. This has given CAR a new opportunity to achieve and sustain peace by addressing the complex array of political, economic and social causes of the conflict.
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.