Africans say the focus on its leaders is proof that the International Criminal Court is just an expensive and elaborate sham, writes Tim Murithi.
As South Sudan rebels battled government troops for control of the flashpoint town of Bor, the AU says it will impose sanctions over violence.
One person has been killed after African Union troops in the Central African Republic fired on demonstrators demanding the removal of the president.
French President François Hollande went to the Central African Republic where an operation to disarm rogue rebels has killed two French soliders.
As African leaders discussed a rapid-deployment emergency force, Jacob Zuma has spoken of a security unit that would "enable Africa to act swiftly".
President Jacob Zuma says ideas to replace Africa's democratically elected governments from outside the continent must be rejected.
Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto says he will still co-operate with the ICC, despite a call from African leaders.
The African Union has backed a call to boost by about a third the number of troops in an African peacekeeping force in Somalia.
African nations have agreed that sitting heads of state should not be put on trial by the International Criminal Court.
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As preliminary results show Robert Mugabe will probably remain as Zimbabwe's president, the African Union has declared the election free and fair.
With many observers barred from covering Zimbabwe's election, the AU and SADC are becoming the world's eyes and ears in a test of their credibility.
African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has flown into Harare to assess Zimbabwe's preparedness for next week's elections.
Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo will lead a team of 60 African Union monitors to Zimbabwe for the July 31 election, says the organisation.
The detention of the Chadian dictator is thanks in part to the body's insistence that Senegal try him.
The interim Egyptian head of state who was appointed after the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi has dissolved parliament by decree, says a report.
The AU has suspended Egypt from all its activities after the Egyptian military overthrew elected president Mohamed Morsi, says an AU official.
Barack Obama's visit to Africa comes at a time when a fresh commitment and reconsideration of what justice should look like is required.