Bad governance and political manoeuvring increase the risk of communal conflicts
Ghana is taking advantage of its strategic location in Africa
The biggest problem with using the military to fight rime is that soldiers are not trained for law enforcement, but warfare, using maximum force.
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Cooperation with the Sudanese government to try al-Bashir could amount to legitimising those who themselves have been implicated in genocide
UN agencies could play a role in improving training programmes for peacekeepers who help women.
The killing of protesters by the Sudanese military signifies its reluctance to hand over power, as demanded by the African Union.
The African Union's policy offers no wriggle room for a discretionary response to coups, a scourge that imperils the consolidation of democracy.
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.
The role of the military in toppling authoritarian rulers, after intensive popular protests, raises questions about how the AU's policy against coups should be applied.
The US needs to review whether a security agenda based on US priorities will solve problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
A serious concern is the possibility of a long, drawn-out siege of Libya's capital, Tripoli.
The action plan offers no information about budgets, oversight, clear standards for measuring progress or accountability mechanisms.
In Ghana vigilante groups are formed to act on behalf of political parties.
Criminal trials await those found responsible for the most serious crimes in The Gambia.
The solidarity conference by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) can be seen as a reaction to the gradual shift of power towards Morocco.
A military confrontation between Uganda and Rwanda remains implausible. But the stand-off between the two countries is reminiscent of the worst days between them.
The lengthy nature of some of Africa's wars is one of the main hindrances to ending the "refugee cycle".
Nelson Chamisa has the opportunity to foster peace, tolerance and democracy within Zimbabwe's main opposition party.