Regional economic communities have
had mixed results in their attempts to
coordinate responses to COVID-19.
As Somalia prepares for elections before the
end of 2020, the AU’s involvement should
go beyond counter-terrorism operations.
The AU has made some progress towards implementing
much-anticipated reforms, notably those concerning
a new AU Commission, to be elected in 2021.
The AU celebrated Africa Border Day on 7
June – an opportunity to place the spotlight
on resolving ongoing border disputes.
As AU activities increasingly move towards
digital platforms, the PSC is discussing the
continent’s youth, peace and security agenda.
Uncertainty remains over many aspects
of the AU’s planned troop deployment
to fight terrorism in the region.
To avoid major social crises, national
efforts should be coordinated to
keep the private sector afloat.