This research examines the role of the African Union (AU) in peacekeeping operations in the Darfur region, Sudan. The study examine the nature and the operation of AU military mission towards making peace in the region. With the aid of qualitative method, the research revealed that the issue of mandate, inadequate fire power and equipment alongside multilingual composition had hampered the effectiveness of the mission. It also revealed effectiveness of the mission. Thus, the study concluded that the aforementioned had indeed hampered the deterred of the mission from achieving its set objectives. Finally, the study recommend development of novel means of fund raising, concentration on preventive measures and harmonization of AU task force for the success of the mission in Darfur and elsewhere in Africa.