African leaders who have sought ICC involvement have all seen the court as being beneficial to the survival of their governments.
The recent acquittals should be seen as a vindication of the ICC as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
Despite former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's absence, he continued to influence opposition party loyalties in the country.
The ICC is meant to be a Court of last resort, to ensure justice for victims and to end impunity. It's not living up to these promises.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
The future of chocolate is in question as producers face challenges to keep up with new threats as well as rising demand from new consumer markets.
Shade trees buffer cocoa plants from heat and water stresses, and create conditions that benefit their growth.
It's all too easy to miss the point about sex work in areas hit by conflict and disaster. How about listening to the people who experience it?
The transformation of the EU-Africa summit series into the EU-AU summit is more than just a change of name. It reflects the increasing recognition of the AU as an international actor.
Opening the minds of worried new parents to other ways of raising children may assuage fears that if they fail to 'do the right thing,' their children will be doomed.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) offer new opportunities for improving basic education in Africa.
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less than one month, it has spread to seven of the country's 36 states and infected 31 people.
French is no longer taught as a European language representative of "French" culture in South Africa. New modes of teaching, learning and research speak to an inclusive Africanist agenda.
Côte d'Ivoire's government needs to provide different incentives and opportunities to former combatants.
Despite being led by different presidents over the past six decades, the French government's policy on Africa has been faithful to its neo-colonial roots. Will Macron's government be any different?
The impact of peace education or human rights courses ultimately depends on how teachers -- who may not be neutral -- implement them.
The world's media, which has in the past found Zambia uninteresting, are suddenly paying more attention to the impoverished nation, for all the wrong reasons.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments' ability to repair these problems.