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.
Laws that limit presidential power won't enforce themselves – Congress must act.
A new bill gives the immigration minister a range of new powers that relate to various aspects of the citizenship acquisition process.
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.
Argentineans are determined to not forgive or forget the criminals who killed or disappeared more than 30,000 people.
South Africa's social grants fiasco begs the question: was it orchestrated to undermine the judiciary and the constitution and hide sheer incompetence on the part of government?
South Africa's Constitutional Court is in a fix. The only way to deliver social grants that support millions would be through a process that's without validation, would be unlawful and invalid.
Torture is the ultimate abuse of state power over the individual. If the US returns to using it, all hell could break loose.