At 20 years old, the African Union is still seen by Africans as ineffective and unreliable. This stems from a lack of political will from its heads of state, who are reluctant to bolster the organisation's power, which is the only way to re-establish a bond of trust with the continent's populations.
This is part 3 of a 4-part series
Two decades after the creation of the African Union (AU), the cogs of this complex machine still do not seem to be well oiled, the results after twenty years of activity seem very minimal… Especially in terms of security.
The continent, particularly West Africa, has become the global epicentre of terrorism, and coups d’état have become commonplace, without the organisation managing to make its voice heard.