The build-up of foreign armed forces does not bode well for the citizens of Niger.
Female teachers can act as role models who enhance girls’ motivation and learning outcomes.
More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations.
The Rwandan model can't be replicated easily given that it depends heavily on political dominance and tight, centralised control of patronage networks.
Creating more opportunities for young women and girls to work and earn money is a possible solution to early marriages. Subsidising secondary education to keep poorer girls in school is another.
Recent research suggests that humankind's origins lay outside of Africa. This is the nature of science: a paradigm that cannot be questioned on a regular basis becomes a dogma.
Evidence doesn't support the Trump administration's claims that Chad failed to share information or that its citizens are an identifiable threat.
Poverty and conflict mean the nation is struggling to deal with rising temperatures.
Former Chadian president Hissène Habré's fate will be sealed by the appeals judgment in a part domestic and international trial bringing closure to victims and human rights champions after a 20 years.
Several countries across Africa are overburdened by a lack of space and financial support for refugees.
Ending a war is not enough. The challenge for post-conflict situations in Africa is to escape the inter-war lawlessness maintained and reproduced by groups that have access to arms.
A number of African states are taking positive steps to combat violence against girls and child marriage. But social and cultural barriers can nullify national laws and strategies.
The marked increase in the number of Nigerian pastoralists fleeing Boko Haram terror in northeastern Nigeria last year reflects a trend that started three years ago.
Advanced electoral technology could actually work against democracy in the wrong hands.
Education can be a powerful tool to stop the practice of child marriage. It empowers girls, and their success can ultimately boost their communities.
French and African presidents have, in the past, entertained close relationships outside official channels. These often included illegitimate exchanges. But there are signs that this is changing.
Former Chadian President Hissène Habré's disruption of his trial, questioning its authority over him, is a tried and tested defence strategy used by revolutionaries and rulers for eons.
The commitment of African countries and the African Union in bringing the trial of former Chadian strongman Hissène Habré to fruition is unprecedented.
A week of carnage across northern Nigeria proves Boko Haram is alive and well. Can the Nigerian army get its act together?