Dlamini-zuma leaves the AU safe in the knowledge that she oversaw the charting of a new path for Africa’s progress. However, she leaves behind a retinue of unfinished businesses that her successor will have to grapple with. A major challenge is that while Agenda 2063 is big on continental political and economic integration, virtually all African countries are wary of ceding their sovereignty to the AU. This is indeed the elephant in the room that militates against the much-vaunted African unity, rendering continental institutions ineffective.
Another is that while the AU boasts a well-mean-