Tensions, both within Ethiopia and between Ethiopia and its neighbours, are rooted in history.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry but that may not be enough to stabilize the East African state.
Kenya has a legal framework that protects its citizens from racism but there are challenges with its implementation
Can Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed overcome the country's contemporary history of tribal politics?
Incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta will be Mali's next president but an unremarkable first term, and a flawed election, could put a dent in his legacy.
The security of local aid agency workers on the front line hasn't been prioritised.
The build-up of foreign armed forces does not bode well for the citizens of Niger.
As transitional justice efforts have become more widespread, their mandates have also become increasingly ambitious.
Nigerians go to the polls in 2019 in an election that the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari wants to win by any means necessary.
Women in the DRC are much more than victims of violence and coming together to effect change.
Emmanuel Shadary is President Joseph Kabila's preferred presidential candidate meaning that Kabila could remain in power if not in office.
All Eritrean men between the ages of 18 – 50 have to serve in the army for more than 20 years, forcing thousands to flee. But things look set to change.
Two decades after terrorists bombed the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Kenya has implemented a slew of measures to counter terrorism.
It's the final lap before Zimbabwe's first election since the fall of Robert Mugabe. The jury is out on who will win the presidency.
Mali faces huge challenges. Through the upcoming presidential election, Malians will tell the next president what they will and won't accept for their future.
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.