The former president's stranglehold on the press made it very difficult for journalists to do their jobs.
Many believe that it is only a return to the country's two-state federation that will end the conflict and break the impasse.
In Mauritius there's been little change in cultural norms and values to genuinely support gender egalitarianism.
Ethiopia's new political outfit could bring minority groups into the centre of power.
South Africa and Nigeria have had a turbulent relationship dating back to the early 1990s.
The African Union's role in Sudan's political crisis proves that it's legal framework is strong enough to resolve regional disputes
In death, President Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi has left behind an unfinished revolution which now needs a new leader.
Nigerians had hoped for a technocratic cabinet but the country's new ministers have not offered a break from previous political appointments.
There are reasons to be cautiously optimistic about Bissau-Guinean politics going forward.
Ugandan women MPs are working with men to amplify their own voices and pass meaningful laws.
Ethiopia's regional governance system is doing more harm than good.
The ruling National Resistance Movement has undermined Uganda's democracy
June 12 is widely regarded as the most important day in Nigeria's post-independence poltiical history
The Cabinet signals to the Zuma faction that the Ramaphosa group believes their star is waning and that they are not strong enough to turn the tide.
The presidents' wives hold a lot of sway within the political power structure.
The African Union's policy offers no wriggle room for a discretionary response to coups, a scourge that imperils the consolidation of democracy.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has implemented power-sharing agreements before but none of them have worked.
The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
Shutting down or controlling access to the internet has become a go-to strategy among some African states who want to control the political narrative.
There are question marks over whether Nigeria's upcoming elections will be credible.