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ISS: Can coups be removed from Guinea’s political culture?

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The transition process should focus on building strong, accountable institutions rather than just a government of national unity. On 5 September, Guineans woke up to...

ISS: Cameroon alone can’t stop illicit arms flooding into the country

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In the face of a separatist conflict and violent extremism, Cameroon must secure help from neighbouring Nigeria and Chad. The proliferation of illegal arms in...

ISS: Top-level talks were needed before troops marched into Mozambique

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Rwanda and SADC took the high road, but should they have invited the African Union on the journey? In early August, citizens of Mozambican towns...

African Union peace force in Somalia probes reports of civilian deaths

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The African Union's (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia said it was investigating reports that civilians were killed during a gunfight between the mission's troops...

AU’s peacekeeping force in Somalia says investigating civilian deaths

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The African Union's peacekeeping mission in Somalia said it had started investigating reports that civilians were killed during a gunfight between its troops and...

ISS: The African Union’s peace and security dilemma

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With some member states’ commitment to shared values at an all-time low, can the AU manage and prevent conflict? Several incidents highlight the challenges facing...

ISS: Divisions over peace operations could be the UN–AU partnership’s undoing

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Once a mainstay of good relations, these differences will test the limits of cooperation between the two multilateral bodies. The United Nations (UN) and African...

ISS: Will this week’s AU mission to CAR deliver a change...

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More regional attention is welcome, but a four-day visit is unlikely to produce more than a show of commitment. The ongoing conflict in the Central...

ISS: Pan-African Parliament’s woes reflect a crisis in leadership

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The PAP can only be saved if MPs truly represent African citizens and the AU gives the body power. Chaotic scenes at the Pan-African Parliament...

African Union suspends Mali after military coup and threatens sanctions

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The African Union has suspended Mali's membership in response to last week's military coup and threatened sanctions if a civilian-led government is not restored,...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...