At 10, the toothless Pan African Parliament remains little more than a noble concept.
The Southern African Development Community's guidelines lean towards election observation rather than election management, writes Webster Zambara.
Sadly, the Africa Union's jubilee year witnessed a rise in terrorism and strife on the continent.
Malawi, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia will hold crucial polls this year, writes Webster Zambara.
Regional bodies’ policies need work after both uphold the elections in the divided country.
The establishment of the AU in 2002 renewed hope that it would be a more robust and effective continental organisation than its predecessor.
The region has revamped its strategy for stability but 2013 will be the ultimate test of its muscle,, writes Webster Zambara.
A highly anticipated visit by human rights commissioner, Navi Pillay, to Zimbabwe could have some welcome consequences, writes Webster Zambara.
The doctrine of "African solutions for African problems" will carry weight only when Africa begins to respect its own institutions.