AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
Rafiki was banned from cinemas by the Kenya Film Classification Board for promoting same-sex relationships.
A Kenyan film director sued her country's film board and won. Local artists should follow suit and fight censorship.
Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Côte d’Ivoire, at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The recent acquittals should be seen as a vindication of the ICC as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda at the trial against former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo at the ICC in The Hague.
Acquittal bolsters an increasingly urgent conversation about how international criminal law is failing in its promise to hold leaders accountable
Supporters of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo celebrate on the announcement of his acquittal.
The ICC is meant to be a Court of last resort, to ensure justice for victims and to end impunity. It's not living up to these promises.
Supporters of Kenya’s draft constitution attend a “Yes” campaign rally ahead of the 2010 referendum.
Weary Kenyans are entitled to wonder if the latest referendum push will be any different from the past two.
British Prime Minister Theresa May during her South Africa.
The British prime minister's visit to Africa comes amid increased interest by China and France.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In many ways US-Kenya relations is in uncharted territory.
Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo (right) in the ICC courtroom during his trial in 2016.
Sexual violence, a staple of war, has long been absent from international criminal law’s charge sheets.
Low funding for agriculture is a risk to development in Kenya.
Kenya's new budget is expected to focus on food security, manufacturing, universal health coverage, and affordable housing.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) with opposition leader Raila Odinga in March.
Questions are being raised about the Kenyatta and Odinga relationship.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and opposition leader Raila Odinga.
The majority of Kenyans appear to be happy as President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga's pledge to “build bridges.”
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, left, and his successor Muhammadu Buhari.
Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role in elections in Nigeria and Kenya have been overstated.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos has stepped down as president of Angola but the country’s political system hasn’t been overhauled.
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No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job.
President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) and former President Daniel Arap Moi (R)
There have been growing concerns about Kenya's interference in the media's work.
Kenya’s press must fight to protect its freedom.
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.
Raila Odinga after being sworn in as the people’s president.
Raila Odinga's swearing-in has rattled Kenya's government thanks in part to the large crowds that turned up.
Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa. There are renewed calls for citizens to directly elect their president and other representatives.
Changing the South African system to allow for direct election would require the country to look carefully at how a directly elected president should be held accountable to parliament.
Kenyan opposition supporter is confronted by policy during clashes in Nairobi.
Elections, even free and competitive ones, don't always mean that a country is more democratic. Instead of weakening the elite’s grip on power, elections might actually make them stronger.
Kenya’s National Super Alliance opposition leader, Raila Odinga.
Raila Odinga has been at the forefront of the struggle for democracy and upholding the rule of law in Kenya. His latest battles are bound to cement his legacy as a progressive force for good.