Africa's current situation has a parallel in European history - the Reformation and the changes it wrought in terms of language exceptionalism.
No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job.
Authors Lutz and Klingholz explore how mass literacy became a revolution that changed the world.
Refugee policy may well be a humanitarian issue. But it is also a development issue.
The decision to repatriate migrants is a welcome intervention. But, it fails to consider the fundamental causes.
Zuma will go down in history as South Africa’s most corrupt head of government since Cecil Rhodes was prime minister of the Cape Colony.
South Africa has successfully defended its constitutional democracy. But the harsh reality is that the country still faces development challenges.
Now that Ethiopia's prime minister has made public his intention to resign, can the country's ruling coalition hold?
New ways of managing water have emerged in some of Africa's urban and peri-urban areas.
Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki sought to use South Africa's diplomatic service to enable the country to punch above its weight.
South Africa's new administration, under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa, can make some quick wins by focusing on fixing a few key areas.
Kenya cited national security when it crossed into Somali territory in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants. But there were numerous other potential aims at play.
The politicians who removed Zuma are likely to be running the government for the next five years. Current events were their first test and offered a hint of how the country may be governed.
Despite spirited efforts to douse the flames of infighting within the MDC-T, matters came to a head at a recent rally in Chitungwiza.
There are several steps South Africa's governing party must take to strengthen democracy now that Jacob Zuma has resigned.
Cyril Ramaphosa is no Messiah, and when the post-Zuma champagne corks stop popping, South Africans need to assess him as a mere mortal.
Morgan Tsvangirai's unique power was that he made Zimbabweans excited about the idea of change.
But for ZANU-PF's coercion, Tsvangirai could well have ushered in a democratic era in Zimbabwe as the country's second president.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has resigned, paving the way for major changes in the country.
Both South Africa's courts and its legislature have failed to do their bit in creating a culturally diverse society.