Burkina Faso is still in the throes of chaos decades after the assasination of the charismatic president
To build a political culture that supports democracy in South Africa, civic education needs to move beyond voter education.
Unlike most politicians but typical of a negotiator, South Africa's president has not put his plans on the table for public scrutiny.
The government of Ghana needs a more creative solution to the problem of advance rent payment
The growing defence of South Africa's beleaguered constitutional democracy is bolstered by African thinker Mahmood Mamdani's latest book.
Chadian president Idriss Deby's death has serious implications for stability in the troubled Lake Chad Basin and the broader Sahel region of West Africa.
Following the war, the South African authorities were anxious to charge known war criminals, traitors and collaborators. But nothing came of it.
Ramaphosa will be eager to communicate his position that no one should be above scrutiny and that all parts of society,should be examined by the Commission.
When he grabbed power in 1990, Déby promised to create a democratic society, but he turned out to be a ruthless authoritarian whose main agenda was to remain in office.
Déby's legacy is one of violent beginnings and fake democratic shows
On average, countries that adopt ethnic recognition experience less violence, more economic vitality, and more democratic politics.
The international community is opposed to Farmaajo's term extension because of fears that it's a power grab consistent with political trends elsewhere in the region.
The political and security order which numerous foreign actors have been investing in has produced marginal benefits for the population.
By securitising refugees, in this case accusing them of instigating terror, the Kenyan government is compromising their social, economic and political rights as set out in international law.
There may be significant limitations to the political reform that can be realised by new president Samia Suluhu Hassan.
In the country’s insider politics, the majority who try to survive outside the formal economy are talked about, but are never heard.
South Africa frequently invokes its celebrated constitution that is based on human rights, but has often failed to live up to its ideals.
Although polarising, parliament's move to extend Farmaajo's term has presented a practical road-map to hold direct elections for the first time since 1969.
Apart from tackling terrorism, banditry and kidnappings, Nigeria's new Inspector General of Police must embrace community policing.
Relying solely on job placement as an indicator of successful intervention misses out on outcomes that are equally important, or more so, amid high structural unemployment.