The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
The arrest and sentencing of Somalilander Naima Qorane for publishing pro-unity poetry is just the tip of the iceberg in a state that's eager to maintain its sovereignity as a nation.
Legislation to control the private funding of political parties in South Africa is long overdue.
To understand why women in Africa are less politically represented than men, one needs to look into the history of the continent's gender gap when it comes to matters of leadership and governance.
As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been in turmoil since President Kabila refused to relinquish power at the end of his term. But there is hope of ending the stalemate.
Now that President Xi Jinping's presidential term has been extended indefinitely, African governments need to plan strategically for their future engagements with the Chinese.
Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role in elections in Nigeria and Kenya have been overstated.
Ethiopia's recent upheavals could potentially destabilise the entire Horn of Africa.
The Chinese Communist Party's decision to remove presidential term limits could be a signal to African despots.
Gabon's Ali Bongo Ondimba has watched over constitutional changes that have given him far reaching powers.
Now that Ethiopia's prime minister has made public his intention to resign, can the country's ruling coalition hold?
Despite spirited efforts to douse the flames of infighting within the MDC-T, matters came to a head at a recent rally in Chitungwiza.
Africa needs strong institutions. But they can only be built if there's a change in leadership.
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.
Kenya’s government has brought the role of the media into sharp focus after shutting down three main television stations.
Raila Odinga's swearing-in has rattled Kenya's government thanks in part to the large crowds that turned up.
Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region.
President Jacob Zuma's camp is pushing to have him replaced by an interim leader as an excuse to prolong his disastrous rule for their own benefit.
For the first time in years Ethiopia's ruling coalition faces real political competition from two parties within its own ranks. Can they usher in democracy after nearly 30 years of authoritarianism?