The AU has made great strides towards its purpose, but lack of real political power and alarming dependency on foreign powers may well result in its own demise.
Countries have yet to escape the grasps of their former colonizers as new foreign powers flock to the continent to install their own systems of extortion, in particular France and China.
It may be the beginning of a new year, but South Sudan already has its hands full with a myriad of challenges. On top of economic stagnation, famines, and COVID-19, the nation is now combatting its latest catastrophe, severe flooding.
As anyone can imagine, migrants caught in-between what is essentially a failed state and a region as fractured as the Middle East is a recipe for tragedy.
Despite not meeting mainstream headlines, the most deadly conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa are often linked back to struggles over resources. The United Nations Environment Programme stated that 40% of all intrastate conflicts are linked to resource disputes.
While coronavirus has swept across the globe leaving devastating impacts, Africa has survived surprisingly well, having just hit 1.3 million confirmed cases and about 33,231 deaths. Healthcare experts and policymakers alike feared the worst for this continent, making these results especially puzzling.