Inside Story

Can the African Union solve the continent's refugee crisis?

Egypt takes over chairmanship as the organisation turns its focus on refugees and internally displaced people.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Egypt's Sisi takes over as new head of African Union

Egyptian leader appointed chair of the 55-member pan-African body as Rwandan President Paul Kagame steps aside.

Egypt's Sisi takes over as new head of African Union

African Union

African Union summit: A year of progress under Kagame

A look back at a year of African Union under the tenure of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame

African Union

Is the African Union fulfilling its mandate?

The organisation has a long way to go until it can claim to fulfil promises made when it was founded in 2001.

Is the African Union fulfilling its mandate?

Opinion

How the AU failed Africans, from Sudan to DRC and Zimbabwe

It's time the African Union made radical changes to how it responds to gross human rights violations.

Netsanet Belay

by Netsanet Belay

Netsanet Belay

Refugees

Refugees hope for solutions as African leaders gather in Ethiopia

The African Union is gathered in Ethiopia to find a way to deal with the displacement crisis the continent is facing.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Migration crisis to top African Union summit

The mass movement of people will be one of the main subjects discussed at the African Union summit in Ethiopia.

African Union summit in Ethiopia focuses on refugees

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo slams African Union's call to suspend election result

Constitutional Court poised to rule on an appeal over the outcome of the elections held in December.

DR Congo slams African Union's call to suspend election result

Africa

Citing 'serious doubts', AU urges delay to final DRC vote results

African Union agrees to urgently send 'high-level delegation' to Kinshasa to find way out of DRC's political crisis.

Citing 'serious doubts', AU urges delay to final DRC vote results

Opinion

The problem with Cyril Ramaphosa's friendly visit to Kinshasa

As the leader of South Africa, Ramaphosa has a responsibility to stand up to the likes of Joseph Kabila across Africa.

Tafi Mhaka

by Tafi Mhaka

Tafi Mhaka

Africa

African Union summit: Macron addresses security in Sahel

Africa's problems have spread beyond the continent, which explains why the EU has stepped in offering cash and military assistance to tackle the surge in attacks by armed groups.

Africa

Maize corruption scandal angers Kenya farmers

Kenya farmers accuse government officials of buying millions of dollars worth of crops from Uganda and Mexico, leaving domestic producers unable to sell their harvest.

Opinion

Corruption in Zambia: 42 fire trucks for $42m

The African Union is promoting an anti-corruption agenda, but is the Zambian government committed to it?

Teldah Mawarire

by Teldah Mawarire
- Laura Miti

Teldah Mawarire

Opinion

The African Union: An exclusive club for brutish despots

While Africa should resist foreign political machinations, it should still stand up to despotic African leaders.

Tafi Mhaka

by Tafi Mhaka

Tafi Mhaka

Africa

External actors urged to stop meddling in Somalia's affairs

AU and EU are urging an end to external interference in Somalia's internal affairs by non-African actors.

External actors urged to stop meddling in Somalia's affairs