In Nigeria, the government often uses the army to restore order and to keep the peace, largely because the police are unable to contain internal violent conflicts.
Nelson Chamisa has the opportunity to foster peace, tolerance and democracy within Zimbabwe's main opposition party.
Fed up with the high cost of living, and an oppressive state, the people of Sudan are rising up against their president.
The Law and Order Index says South Africans feel less secure than people in Yemen, the DRC and Libya, countries all affected by violent conflict.
Zanu-PF's more than two-thirds majority win in the parliament poll gives it the power to change the constitution if it wishes.
Some human rights activists worry that Cameroon could be the site of Africa's next civil war.
Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
The Rwandan model can't be replicated easily given that it depends heavily on political dominance and tight, centralised control of patronage networks.