Analysts have warned that the reluctance of African leaders to challenge their benefactor comes at a high price. Liesl Louw-Vaudran reports.
Morocco is keep to rejoin the African Union, but South Africa and other members could block its bid over the vexed issue of Sahrawi autonomy.
Belated attempts to take control of the situation in Mali have show up the continent's lack of preparedness.
It was something many Senegalese thought they would never see: Karim Wade, arrested at his home and put behind bars in Dakar's infamous prison.
Setbacks for democracy in Africa co-exist with signs that signal welcomed progress, writes Liesl Louw-Vaudran.
For African leaders who criticised French intervention in Cote d'Ivoire and Libya not too long ago, France's advance in Mali must seem a nightmare.
A Senegalese activist blames poverty and underdevelopment for Africa's instability.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's success at the AU will be measured by her ability to gain consensus among heads of state, writes Liesl Louw-Vaudran.
Analysts warn that a military bid in Mali will fail but regional leaders fear the instability will spread. Liesl Louw-Vaudran reports from Dakar.