One of the roles of the AU is to promote peace, stability and good governance as conditions for inclusive growth. However, we are seeing a lot of intra-country conflicts.
We have set up the Africa Peace and Security Architecture, which has five main goals: To monitor and identify trends in society — they predict conflict. The second is the Panel of the Wise that includes former heads of state and government. They are able to approach any country that we feel is harbouring conditions that could precipitate a conflict and offers advice without being seen to interfere with a country’s internal affairs. Those who accept the advice have been able to avoid conflict. The third is mitigation management and conflict resolution. At least 60 per cent of our time and effort is spent on managing conflict within Africa. The fourth is post-conflict recovery, where we support countries that have emerged from conflict to put structures in place.