New African Union Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat officially takes up his post on Tuesday. But who is Faki and what does he stand for?
Diplomats say if negotiations fail, force may be an option
A high level AU committee, which includes President Jacob Zuma, wants to review regional and international efforts to address the situation in Libya.
Profile: Chad President Deby—current African Union chief is a warrior leader who enjoys near-blind western backing
Veteran leader this week won a fifth term in office, extending his 26 years in power--but not all are impressed.
Growth of civil-society groups with names such as “Enough is enough” and “We’re tired” reflect widespread unhappiness with the lack of regime change
Africa heavyweights in Burundi crisis pow wow: lessons from the 2000 Arusha peace talks led by Mandela
The difference with the first Burundi talks is that it seemed then that half the world had its hands on deck. Today, most players are distracted
The mass departures championed by the court's critics are unlikely to materialise, after no legally binding decision was made.
Just hours after Deby said Africa's "tragedies" need to be resolved through force if diplomacy fails, it emerged the AU had softened on Burundi
What do Burundi, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Algeria, Tunisia, Cameroon, Uganda, Chad, Congo, Rwanda, have in common?
Over the last 15 years, from all corners of Africa, the term limit has been attacked. Critics say it's "foreign". Supporters say it brings stability.
West Africa rebels against CFA franc, currency linked to colonial France. Analysts say it’s a ‘loveless marriage’
Critics like Chad’s President Deby says because the franc is pegged to the euro, a strong currency, it makes region’s exports uncompetitiveness.
Deby says Nigerian jihadists can be defeated by end of the year, and have new leader called Mahamat Daoud. Deadly Abubakar Shekau is presumably dead.
The judges in the Habré trial are all African, and the case is paid for mainly by Africa. What does it all mean?