The presidents' wives hold a lot of sway within the political power structure.
The African Union's policy offers no wriggle room for a discretionary response to coups, a scourge that imperils the consolidation of democracy.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has implemented power-sharing agreements before but none of them have worked.
The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
Shutting down or controlling access to the internet has become a go-to strategy among some African states who want to control the political narrative.
There are question marks over whether Nigeria's upcoming elections will be credible.
Ethiopia has gone through a series of changes that's put the country on firm democratic footing.
The volatile conditions in the Central African Republic make the administration of justice difficult.
Mali has had a tumultuous 2018, and 2019 might not be any better.
The Economic Freedom Fighters' strategy of painting President Ramaphosa and his allies as corrupt is unlikely to succeed.
South African voters are worried about how their country is being run. Most still support the ANC but in far fewer numbers.
Can Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili become the next Nigerian president?
President Paul Biya's credibility and legitimacy are increasingly being tarnished, amid growing support for opposition candidates.
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.
Justice Zondo needs to get under the skin of the politics of state capture in South Africa, to get on record what happened, and why.
South Africa's local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
Nigerians go to the polls in 2019 in an election that the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari wants to win by any means necessary.
Emmanuel Shadary is President Joseph Kabila's preferred presidential candidate meaning that Kabila could remain in power if not in office.
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.
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.