“Africa needs to start taking responsibility, in concrete terms, by funding its own peace initiatives and developmental priorities” - Obasanjo
'When I go back and I ask myself what went wrong'--US president Barack Obama on Libya, but Africans could already have told him.
Troubled Burundi to top talks as African leaders meet, but signs are they are 'afraid' of Nkurunziza
There moves to water down the proposed military force to that of an observer mission, and Burundi got re-elected to the Peace & Security Council.
Burundi descended into bloodshed when President Nkurunziza decided to run for a controversial third term, which he went on to win in July elections
Burundi crisis: Nkurunziza sits pretty, AU mediation effort in chaos, and a leaked UN memo paints bleak picture
Memo sees the UN as helpless, even as nightmare of a genocide such as in Rwanda in 1994, looms
Long criticised for shielding African leaders, the bloc has moved substantively in what could be a momentous step in its history.