The rule of law can take on different meanings depending whom you ask and where you are – but in the US it pretty much means one thing.
Greek tragedies shed light into human nature's darker corners. They can also illuminate the character of former FBI chief James Comey, whose unbending adherence to principles evokes ancient themes.
Donald Trump is far from the first president to politicise the judiciary, but the way he's going about it is uniquely dangerous.
Steps are being taken to lay charges and seize assets of people and companies allegedly involved in corruption in South Africa.
Failure by South Africa's prosecuting authority to pursue those identified in the 'Gupta e-mails' points to dereliction of its duty.
President Jacob Zuma's camp is pushing to have him replaced by an interim leader as an excuse to prolong his disastrous rule for their own benefit.
Cyril Ramaphosa is likely to emphasise stability - in government and the ANC. Given his history he is likely to want to stabilise the economy rather than pursue radical interventions.
Cameroon's Anglophone crisis that's pitted its English speaking citizens against the central government could result in the country being denied preferential trade agreements with the US.
It hasn't always been, writes legal expert.
Zimbabwe's new leader needs to shake off his infamous reputation and the suspicion that he is merely another Mugabe in a younger frame.
It's still unclear whether Zimbabwe will manage an effective transition to participatory democracy and freedom. And the current signs are not encouraging.
A week after the army issued its limp-wristed and ambiguous statement that Mugabe should go, he remains in place, and a new avenue - impeachment - is being pursued to get rid of him.
The Supreme Court of Appeal judgment means that South Africa's president must be prosecuted - unless the national director of public prosecutions decides again to drop the charges against him.
A survey asked Americans what they would do if the Supreme Court started making many unpopular decisions. Here's what they said.
Brazil's political and business elites are consumed by scandal, but the courts are hardly squeaky clean.
Three Mexican governors have been arrested in 2017 abroad after fleeing justice, and nearly 90% of the country's citizens see the government as deeply corrupt.
The European Union is threatening to suspend the state's voting rights if it pursues legislation to restrict its judiciary.
Presidents past have used this nearly limitless power to halt criminal prosecutions before. What's to stop Trump?
Ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect, as these examples from Central and South America show.
Beijing's plans for Hong Kong aren't going down well with all its post-colonial subjects.