Kenya says it will appeal a high court ruling blocking the closure of the Dadaab refugee camp. The country must now weigh national security against its international obligations.
If US President Donald Trump is the consummate dealmaker he purports to be, he should find the low risk, high returns of greater US-China-Africa cooperation irresistible.
The tanker hijacking off the Somali coast will not be an isolated incident unless the international community remains engaged to root out piracy.
The idea behind much of Kenya’s legislation enacted by the colonialists was to separate whites from other races. So why are these laws still on the books?
Namibia contributes a positive image to Africa in governance and other indicators. But the reality for most of the country’s 2.3 million people isn't quite as rosy.
As South Africa marks Human Rights Day and the 20th anniversary of its constitution it's a good time to reflect on the problems it faces in making constitutional rights a reality.
Besides a reminder of a dark period in South Africa's history, Human Rights Day also celebrates the country's unique, highly acclaimed constitution which guarantees human dignity and equal rights.
South Africa's Constitutional Court is in a fix. The only way to deliver social grants that support millions would be through a process that's without validation, would be unlawful and invalid.
The African pushback is as a result of the ICC's own Africa strategy.
Corruption is leading to instability in South Africa, which in turn poses a threat to the country's national security.
Nigeria’s cybercrime has been rated the third worst in the world primarily for ‘419’ fraud occurrences but the term encompasses a wide range of crimes, some more common in western nations.
Multiparty democracy came to Tanzania in 1995 but the autocratic rule under the country's first post-independence leader
Julius Nyerere, seems to be echoed by current President John Magufuli.
The growing incidence of racism on social media in South Africa suggests that there are consequences. Whether there ought to be criminal sanctions remains an ongoing debate.
This is election year for several African countries and there's a need to ensure social media isn't used to incite violence. But can governments be prevented from restricting citizens’ rights?
The Somali election didn't deliver the long-awaited universal suffrage, but was another exercise in limited democracy that extended only to a small part of the population.
If Al-Shabaab maintains its hard stance, the possibility for dialogue will continue to be remote and Somalia's government will be forced to intensify the war on terror through new strategies.