The Janjaweed militia first came into play when Omar al-Bashir's government deployed it in Darfur
Boko Haram has the highest number of women fighters in the history of terror
June 12 is widely regarded as the most important day in Nigeria's post-independence poltiical history
Felix Tshisekedi must come out from under former premier Joseph Kabila's thumb.
Russia's goal is to become one of Africa's strategic partners through trade and armed support.
UN peacekeeping missions need to adapt to the complexities of active conflict situations.
The UN's mandate must evolve to navigate new realities that include intra-state wars, non-state actors, and transnational crime.
There are challenges that Sudan must overcome before power is transferred to its people.
Women in disaster zones are frequently targeted by sexual predators who take advantage of their vulnerability.
Despite taking a step backwards, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights can redeem itself by continuing to protect the rights of LGBTQ persons on the continent
The biggest threats are the concentration of media ownership and attempts to legislate the online media environment.
The skills that former child soldiers gain in wartime can be useful as they reintegrate into society.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has had a mixed bag of success and failure.
Northern Nigeria's cattle rustling problem is aggravated by the regions ungoverned forests.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has implemented power-sharing agreements before but none of them have worked.
Rwanda is a paradox -- a 'development miracle' and an authoritarian state.
Warring factions in South Sudan have signed numerous peace deals none of which have held.
After a long history of botched elections, Nigerians are hopeful that the 2019 poll results will be more credible.
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.