The international community responded quickly to Cyclone Idai as the African Union dragged its feet.
The solidarity conference by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) can be seen as a reaction to the gradual shift of power towards Morocco.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's new leader Felix Tshisekedi is being undermined by the outgoing regime of Joseph Kabila.
Warring factions in South Sudan have signed numerous peace deals none of which have held.
The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
The visibility of #MeToo makes it easy to overlook the very powerful campaigns against sexual violence in Africa.
South Sudan's road to peace has been bumpy but there's hope.
Having Egypt at the helm of the African Union might not bode well for human rights on the continent.
Despite reasonable fears, Nigeria – home to Africa’s largest economy – has a lot to gain from signing on the proposed continent-wide free trade agreement.
African countries need to find a way to present a common front to the rating agencies.
The DRC could be the exception after a year in which opposition parties fared badly across East and Central Africa.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
Surveys shows that the majority of Africans prefer democracy, despite its flaws, to the alternatives.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
President Paul Biya's credibility and legitimacy are increasingly being tarnished, amid growing support for opposition candidates.
It has been nearly three years since the Anglophone crisis began in Cameroon. The conflict has been vicious and it’s time for world leaders to act not just talk.
The build-up of foreign armed forces does not bode well for the citizens of Niger.
He left an enduring legacy of embedding democracy and involving civil society in the pursuit of peace.
An African court with international criminal jurisdiction which has been debated but never been put into operation could be an option if Africa withdraws from the ICC.
The free movement of people between African countries could facilitate economic development.