South African investigative journalists and civil society played a crucial role in bringing a country in the clutches of patronage networks back from the brink.
Free movement in Africa might be needed but more thought is needed for successful implementation.
The US secretary of state's visit to five African countries didn't have much to offer by way of investments and commerce.
Some young East Africans believe that there is nothing wrong with corruption -- except in Rwanda.
Graft is common in the way that markets in Kinshasa are run.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma's bad behaviour damaged his image and the ANC's.
The Chinese Communist Party's decision to remove presidential term limits could be a signal to African despots.
Meeting the challenges from the opposition will strengthen the ANC's dominance. How well its new leadership copes will become clearer over the next few months.
Adequate and quality childcare determines women’s participation in the labour force and the type of work they can take on.
Youth participation in elections and governance processes in Zimbabwe is low.
The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations.
Land expropriation without compensation in South Africa will be resolved by opening up the economy and addressing inequalities.
Gabon's Ali Bongo Ondimba has watched over constitutional changes that have given him far reaching powers.
The number of piracy attacks has certainly declined. But the risk of being attacked at sea remains.
Refugee policy may well be a humanitarian issue. But it is also a development issue.
No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job.
The decision to repatriate migrants is a welcome intervention. But, it fails to consider the fundamental causes.
Now that Ethiopia's prime minister has made public his intention to resign, can the country's ruling coalition hold?
Kenya cited national security when it crossed into Somali territory in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants. But there were numerous other potential aims at play.
But for ZANU-PF's coercion, Tsvangirai could well have ushered in a democratic era in Zimbabwe as the country's second president.
Morgan Tsvangirai's unique power was that he made Zimbabweans excited about the idea of change.
Despite spirited efforts to douse the flames of infighting within the MDC-T, matters came to a head at a recent rally in Chitungwiza.
Both South Africa's courts and its legislature have failed to do their bit in creating a culturally diverse society.
Africa needs strong institutions. But they can only be built if there's a change in leadership.
South Africa has tended to prioritise race relations over gender relations since formal apartheid ended.
There have been growing concerns about Kenya's interference in the media's work.
Africa’s immediate challenge is to develop closer partnerships with those opposing US President Donald Trump.
Not since the bad old days of former President Daniel Moi's regime has Kenya witnessed such a swift and calculated assault on the media.
A recent attack on migrants came ahead of Italian elections in March where migration is a key campaign issue.
Raila Odinga's swearing-in has rattled Kenya's government thanks in part to the large crowds that turned up.
Kenya’s government has brought the role of the media into sharp focus after shutting down three main television stations.
Multichoice's dominant power over South Africa's public sphere suggests that dropping ANN7 may send a bad signal for media freedom and democratic debate.
Mass hysteria and lawlessness during disasters are remarkably rare, contrary to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's prediction of anarchy when Cape Town's taps run day.
Turkey's actions have arguably improved the situation in Somalia over the past six years but its increasing role could bring it on a collision course with other states.
Official reasons for joining the Somalia mission were that the conflict posed a security risk. But in fact other factors played a bigger role.
The only reason journalists will mourn the demise of TV news station ANN7 will be the loss of jobs.
Opposition leader Mmusi Maimane's takeover of responsibility for tackling the Western Cape water crisis blurs party and state lines.
Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnagagwga has offered a glimmer of hope to LGBT people in the country.