Jean-Pierre Bemba is a man with a past. Once accused of crimes against humanity, he is now making a play for the DRC's presidency.
As pockets of conflict continue to destablise South Sudan, much hope has been placed on the most recent peace deal.
The arrest and sentencing of Somalilander Naima Qorane for publishing pro-unity poetry is just the tip of the iceberg in a state that's eager to maintain its sovereignity as a nation.
If peace is achieved between Ethiopia and Eritrea, it will help stabilise the Horn of Africa, and the broader East Africa region.
The world waits to see if Zimbabwe will pass the democracy test as it holds its first election after Robert Mugabe next month.
While disaster insurance would go a long way in averting losses, demand for cover is still lower than expected.
A guerrilla movement in Mozambique could upend the government's plans for stability and prosperity.
To understand why women in Africa are less politically represented than men, one needs to look into the history of the continent's gender gap when it comes to matters of leadership and governance.
New forms of artistic expression are driving debates in East Africa that challenge sensitive subjects. But the backlash has been vicious.
US President Donald Trump will have an opportunity to showcase his "deep respect" for Africa when his Nigerian counterpart visits.
As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been in turmoil since President Kabila refused to relinquish power at the end of his term. But there is hope of ending the stalemate.
Dr Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in as the new prime minister of Ethiopia. The youthful Oromo leader now faces the herculean task of uniting a divided country.
It's important yet complicated to align national development plans with the SDGs. But it isn't impossible.
Recent urban disasters in Ethiopia and Mozambique resulted in high female mortality, which was been largely ignored.
Ethiopia's recent upheavals could potentially destabilise the entire Horn of Africa.
Free movement in Africa might be needed but more thought is needed for successful implementation.
The Chinese Communist Party's decision to remove presidential term limits could be a signal to African despots.
Gabon's Ali Bongo Ondimba has watched over constitutional changes that have given him far reaching powers.
Now that Ethiopia's prime minister has made public his intention to resign, can the country's ruling coalition hold?