By lobbying AU member states not to deploy troops, the government of Burundi has bought itself time, writes Shannon Ebrahim.
That Burundi's neighbours have been compelled to call on the UN to intervene in the bloodletting in the country is an indictment of the AU, writes Shannon Ebrahim.
Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya says that the Uthukela municipality's heart is in the right place and it is grappling with real concerns.
Strengthening Arab autocrats is seen as a necessary evil at a time when fighting Islamic State is deemed more urgent, write Amr Hamzawy and Michael McFaul.
Africa is starved of effective rulers and Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya says he is prepared to ignore an initial slip-up if Tanzania's president delivers on his promises