An artist’s impression of Somaliland.
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.
Ethiopia and Eritrea could strike a peace deal.
If peace is achieved between Ethiopia and Eritrea, it will help stabilise the Horn of Africa, and the broader East Africa region.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa (centre) at a ZANU-PF rally in Bulawayo.
The world waits to see if Zimbabwe will pass the democracy test as it holds its first election after Robert Mugabe next month.
People take shelter during the floods in Mozambique.
While disaster insurance would go a long way in averting losses, demand for cover is still lower than expected.
Parts of Mozambique are under attack from an Islamist militia that wants to uphold sharia law.
A guerrilla movement in Mozambique could upend the government's plans for stability and prosperity.
Senegalese women queuing to vote at a polling station in Dakar.
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.
Cartoonist Godfrey Mwampembwa was fired from a leading Kenyan daily newspaper for his political views.
New forms of artistic expression are driving debates in East Africa that challenge sensitive subjects. But the backlash has been vicious.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet Donald Trump in Washington.
US President Donald Trump will have an opportunity to showcase his "deep respect" for Africa when his Nigerian counterpart visits.
Rwanda’s Genocide Memorial burial site.
As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country.
Citizens protest on the streets of Kinshasa in the DRC.
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.
Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at his swearing-in in Addis Ababa.
Dr Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in as the new prime minister of Ethiopia. The youthful Oromo leader now faces the herculean task of uniting a divided country.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma at the 5th anniversary celebrations of the country’s National Development Plan.
It's important yet complicated to align national development plans with the SDGs. But it isn't impossible.
The Hulene landfill in Maputo, Mozambique.
Recent urban disasters in Ethiopia and Mozambique resulted in high female mortality, which was been largely ignored.
Protests are taking place in Ethiopia’s Amhara region an opposition stronghold.
Ethiopia's recent upheavals could potentially destabilise the entire Horn of Africa.
Africa’s Free Movement Protocol will open up the continent for easy travel and big business.
Free movement in Africa might be needed but more thought is needed for successful implementation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has led social and economic transformation.
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The Chinese Communist Party's decision to remove presidential term limits could be a signal to African despots.
Gabonese President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, wants to be president for life.
Gabon's Ali Bongo Ondimba has watched over constitutional changes that have given him far reaching powers.
Outgoing Ethiopian premier Hailemariam Desalegn.
Now that Ethiopia's prime minister has made public his intention to resign, can the country's ruling coalition hold?
Kenya’s press must fight to protect its freedom.
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.
Three of Kenya’s leading broadcasters remained shut for a week. Two have since been allowed back on air.
Kenya’s government has brought the role of the media into sharp focus after shutting down three main television stations.