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.
Conflict patterns in Africa have changed rapidly in recent years posing a challenge to peace and security.
South Africa must position itself to play a decisive role in shaping a new world order as the theUS retreats from global leadership.
The emergent AU law is seen as distinct and separate from international law and the domestic laws of member states.
Laws in Mauritius allow minors to marry while some cultures on the island are tolerant of child marriage.
Reports of profligacy by the leaders of the Pan African Parliament could further diminish its legitimacy, which is already being questioned .
More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
It's important yet complicated to align national development plans with the SDGs. But it isn't impossible.
Relations between the US and Africa are unlikely to improve while Trump remains president. But that doesn't mean the continent should remain passive.
Free movement in Africa might be needed but more thought is needed for successful implementation.
The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations.
The decision to repatriate migrants is a welcome intervention. But, it fails to consider the fundamental causes.