UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged African Union leaders to take action to help end the two-year long civil war in South Sudan. The devastating conflict has ground on despite last year’s peace deal.
A single African air transport market, promises to fight corruption and plans to address the continent's crises dominated the African Union summit. But with a full agenda for 2018, how much will the AU manage?
US President Donald Trump has told African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa that the US "profoundly respects" its partnership with the continent. Trump also plans to send his top diplomat Rex Tillerson to Africa in March.
A report by a prominent French newspaper has alleged China of spying on the African Union headquarters. The Chinese-funded building in Addis Ababa is currently hosting the 30th summit of the pan-African body.
African heads of state will be gathering at an African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 22, 2018. Two difficult issues on the agenda: Reform and finance. Analysts are expecting contentious discussions.
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