A delayed election could balkanise the country along ethnic lines and become the most severe political crisis in Ethiopia's modern history.
Ramaphosa's call for a new social compact will fall on deaf ears unless there are some fundamental changes to the way in which the pandemic is being managed.
His COVID-19 response has thrown the negative aspects of his presidency into sharp relief.
News-making practices in private radio broadcasting in Ghana need a re-think.
Non-traditional storytellers are challenging customary journalistic practices by giving ordinary people a chance to control the news narrative.
It remains to be seen whether the former rebel commander and national assembly speaker will accept his situation or fight to capture the presidency.
The policy and law applying to refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa is largely progressive. But, in practice, they continue to endure hardship and unfair treatment by officials.
It is not hard to see the roots of 20th century apartheid policies in the legacy of the British settlers.
The relationship between the country's security forces and the civilian population has always been uneasy.
COVID-19 is having a significant impact on the health, economic and social status of slum dwellers.
When protesters strip naked to amplify their political voice, it is often a last resort within very restrictive regimes.
Some of the worst health performers in recent weeks have been ‘First World’.
False information about the new coronavirus is a big threat to containing the pandemic but governments must not use 'fake news' as an excuse to limit freedom of expression.
The social impacts of the coronavirus will leave a legacy long after the virus itself.
During epidemics, the measures taken to protect populations and to keep health systems afloat leave women and girls vulnerable to violence.
It is rare for a post-authoritarian society to get two chances to reconcile. This may be just that, for white South Africans in particular.
More needs to be done to cushion low-income families from the economic effects of the new coronavirus.
Will President Pierre Nkurunziza peacefully relinquish office after the May poll?
By withdrawing its troops from Somalia, Kenya could be doing more harm than good.
South Africa’s numerous interventions in Lesotho contribute to the acrimonious nature of its political culture.