Will the latest Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict spiral into a large-scale military confrontation? The odds are highly unlikely: neither side believes it would gain from such an eventuality.
Eritrea achieved independence 25 years ago amid high expectations for its future. Today, the country's youth make up a large portion of the refugees risking their lives for a better future in Europe.
Press freedom has changed little in the past decade. If the African Union is to commit to the principles of democracy, it needs to do more to uphold freedom of expression and protects its journalists.
In the words of US President Obama: Africa doesn't need strongmen, it needs strong institutions. In this light, the South African president's acceptance of a court ruling against him is a good thing.
China offers an alternative to traditional donors and investors in low- and middle-income countries. Adding to its appeal is its focus on infrastructure projects.
The European obsession with labeling people either economic migrants or refugees hampers understanding of the problems they face. Adding the role remittances play to the debate would help.
Unaccompanied minors who claim asylum face a lottery where some are recognised as refugees and others have to go home when they turn 18.
Italian PM blasts fellow EU leaders for spat over who takes in the desperate people arriving in his country every day.
Refugee Week is drawing to a close with little concrete progress. Can I at least get you to change your mind about this situation?
Governments mark Migrant Week by denying the problem.
The hope is that Buhari will be honest and efficient — but his post comes with significant baggage.
Post-independence Eritrea has descended into poverty and repression forcing huge numbers to flee to safety and a better life.