Repression is on the rise in Zambia under President Edgar Lungu.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
Moves are afoot to ensure 25% of Egyptian MPs are women.
Opening up positions of political power to women will lead to effective and better implemented development policies.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s rise to power was not without challenges.
Ethiopia has gone through a series of changes that's put the country on firm democratic footing.
Ethiopia’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde (L), stands next to prime minister Abiy Ahmed (R).
It's no wonder that he is many people's African prime minister of 2018. But will he make it through 2019?
Members of the Ethiophian Oromo Liberation Front hold a protest in front of the Chancellery in Berlin.
There have been positive changes in Ethiopia but major challenges, including ethnic tensions, remain.
Rapprochement between Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki has changed the dynamics in the region.
The lifting of UN Sanctions is unlikely to end internal and external pressure for reform and greater democracy in Eritrea.
Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde (left) and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Women in Ethiopia are shaking the foundations of the country's political framework by taking on powerful positions.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry to stabilise the East African nation.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry but that may not be enough to stabilize the East African state.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed must unite his people.
Can Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed overcome the country's contemporary history of tribal politics?
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (left) and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki re-opening the Eritrean embassy in Addis Ababa.
It would be a mistake to ridicule what's been achieved in the Horn of Africa, but obstacles remain.
An Ethiopian farmer in the Amhara highlands outside the historic village of Lalibela.
Despite all Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed's inspirational reforms, there can be no progress without the rural majority.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (middle) bringing the leaders of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and other religious leaders together.
Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali's project of reconciliation can be greatly helped by the Orthodox Church.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed replaced aloofness with authenticity.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed needs to strike a balance between forgiveness and justice.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed greets supporters.
Relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea have improved thanks to efforts made by Ethiopia's new premier.
Few believed they would see an end to two decades of hostility between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed minutes before an explosion.
The grenade attack shows that opponents are threatened by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's progress.
Thousands of Amharas have been evicted and displaced from various ethnic regions in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia's new premier has brought hope but he must address the eviction of ethnic Amharas.
There are still lingering questions hanging over Ethiopia’s Premier Abiy Ahmed.
Ethiopia has taken time and listened to the new prime minister. Now he needs to convert his vision into concrete policies
Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at his swearing-in in Addis Ababa.
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.