Cameroon will preside over the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC), for the month of May.
The Council which is the standing decision-making organ of the African Union (AU) on the prevention and resolution of conflicts became fully operational in 2004.
Cameroon's tenure will cover ten substantive meetings. In a statement, the PSC said the meetings would centre on "governance and security challenges in the continent namely, unconstitutional change of government, humanitarian crises and terrorism".
Cameroon's permanent representative to the AU said the meetings would be an opportunity to examine and compare the various efforts and challenges faced by African countries.
Top of the list is security challenges in the Horn of Africa and the Lake Chad Basin, which covers seven countries – Algeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Libya, Niger, and Nigeria.