Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
Corruption has become one of the biggest concerns for South Africans living in a province that has erupted in violence.
US President Donald Trump will have an opportunity to showcase his "deep respect" for Africa when his Nigerian counterpart visits.
As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been in turmoil since President Kabila refused to relinquish power at the end of his term. But there is hope of ending the stalemate.
Now that President Xi Jinping's presidential term has been extended indefinitely, African governments need to plan strategically for their future engagements with the Chinese.
Graft is common in the way that markets in Kinshasa are run.
Gabon's Ali Bongo Ondimba has watched over constitutional changes that have given him far reaching powers.
The way South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa has constituted his cabinet reflects the distribution of power within the governing ANC.
Now that Ethiopia's prime minister has made public his intention to resign, can the country's ruling coalition hold?
Not since the bad old days of former President Daniel Moi's regime has Kenya witnessed such a swift and calculated assault on the media.
Kenya’s government has brought the role of the media into sharp focus after shutting down three main television stations.
Raila Odinga's swearing-in has rattled Kenya's government thanks in part to the large crowds that turned up.
Mass demonstrations in Tunisia indicate anger over the government's decision to raise taxes, but its more complex.
For the first time in years Ethiopia's ruling coalition faces real political competition from two parties within its own ranks. Can they usher in democracy after nearly 30 years of authoritarianism?
The self-declared territory of Somaliland has held peaceful elections since it broke away from Somalia in 1991. But last month's polls triggered protests that should be cause for reflection.
President Joseph Kabila was supposed to step down at the end of his term in 2016. By clinging on to power he threw the Democratic Republic of Congo into a vicious cycle of deadly conflict.
Some African countries present a facade of democracy. The absence of substantive democracy is contributing to instability on the continent.
By intervening in Zimbabwe's politics the military could plunge the country into a prolonged period of uncertainty. Could President Emmerson Mnangagwa be its saviour?