The 30th AU summit will be an opportunity to start implementing AU reforms.
Ten new members of the PSC will be elected at the summit.
Clarifying the relationship between the AU and RECs is on the reform agenda.
Parliamentary elections are on the cards for Guinea- Bissau in 2018.
An analysis of the work of the PSC this year shows fewer meetings were held on crisis situations.
Election observers need to up their game in 2018 if they are to remain relevant.
In the past year the AU has taken some steps towards silencing the guns.
The PSC Report speaks to the AU head of con ict prevention and early warning.
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