With northern Mali mired in conflict, increasing instability in the centre of the country is worrying observers. The attitude of the Malian authorities holds the key to defusing these tensions.
Ethnic divisions persist in countries like Nigeria not because the 'cultures' of those countries are predisposed to ethnic strife, but as a result of a weak state.
We need to change our outlook if we are going to improve international relations.
Escalating clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria threaten the country's national and food security. A response based on innovation, sustainability and political will is urgently needed.
Robert Sobukwe developed the philosophy of African nationalism to even higher intellectual heights. The lesson for humanity was his ideological stand that there is only one race - the human race.
Insults are tossed about in an election year but the word "demagogue" has a particular bite. But what is a demagogue and how do the 2016 candidates compare with demagogues in history?
Kenya's universities have become hotbeds of ethnic tension and conflict. This has affected everything from staff appointments to broader institutional governance.