The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
African leaders need to acknowledge the gravity of the Congo crisis and apply pressure on Kabila.
The UN promotes local ownership in peace building, which is difficult to achieve.
The grenade attack shows that opponents are threatened by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's progress.
Some human rights activists worry that Cameroon could be the site of Africa's next civil war.
Nigeria is far from ready to hold a credible ballot in 2019.
Ethiopia has taken time and listened to the new prime minister. Now he needs to convert his vision into concrete policies
Kenya may never close Dadaab, but it has good reasons for wishing to do so
Mexico's presidential front-runner wants to end violence in Mexico by pardoning drug traffickers and corrupt officials. Some 235,000 people have died in the country's 11-year cartel war.
Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
The death of Mozambican opposition leader Alfonso Dhlakama could affect the progress made to end hostilities in the country.
A big rise in armed attacks in the Sahel - and the intensity of the attacks in recent years - is now seen as a major source of concern.
It is misguided to blame armed conflict and violence on climate change alone.
For the thousands of children who have left armed groups, education is crucial to their reintegration.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Bolivia's populist leader has been in office for 12 years. He's a thorn in the US's side and an ally of the late Hugo Chávez. Now he's running for a fourth term. But that doesn't make him a dictator.
The genocide memory in Rwanda is diverse and dynamic.
After a fire killed 66 inmates at a Venezuelan jail in March, news stories portrayed the country's prisons as lawless. The real backstory of this deadly riot is more complex — and maybe a bit scarier.
Nearly 40 percent of voters in Costa Rica supported an anti-gay evangelical for president. Maybe progressive Costa Rica is more like its troubled neighboring countries than it once seemed.
It's election season in Pakistan, and the Supreme Court is at war with the ruling party. Many Pakistanis wonder whether the nation's top judge is cleaning up government or staging a judicial coup.