The splintering in Renamo has its origins in the unexpected death last May of Afonso Dhlakama, its leader of 39 years.
Cameroon's English speaking people suffer gross marginalisation and are treated as second-class citizens by the Francophone government.
Using the military continuously in internal roles for which it is not structured, funded or trained simply speeds up its decline.
Calls for secession in Ethiopia could destabilise the entire nation.
Ghana is taking advantage of its strategic location in Africa
There are reasons to be cautiously optimistic about Bissau-Guinean politics going forward.
Cooperation with the Sudanese government to try al-Bashir could amount to legitimising those who themselves have been implicated in genocide
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.