In Ethiopia's new and unsettled political space, there are issues related to the current electoral rules, the performance and strength of the opposition parties, and to campaigning.
A new government with popular legitimacy will have power to address lingering political, economic and security challenges.
Kaunda will be remembered as a giant of 20th century African nationalism -- a leader who gave refuge to revolutionary movements, a relatively benign autocrat and an international diplomat.
The Malawi court’s decision provides a roadmap for future challenges to the death penalty in other southern African countries.
Ethiopian politicians, both opposition and incumbents, have found it difficult to undo the political culture of winning by elimination.
Denying people the right to opt out of the traditional court system conflicts with the notion of customary law as a voluntary and consensual system of law.
Sir Jugnauth considerably shaped the economic and political contours of contemporary Mauritius.
These appointments provoked debate in Uganda, reflecting both the constraints and the possibilities of women's rights reform in an authoritarian country.
Many unemployed young people are engaged in a variety of economic activities. These may not necessarily be recognised as a form of self employment or informal employment.
Formation of the African Union shows how social context is important in international negotiations.
The new governing elite mistakenly believes that the goal of a democratic South Africa is simply to extend to everyone what whites enjoyed under apartheid.
Ethiopian history shows that the demands of its young people can't go unaddressed for long.
President Muhammadu Buhari's Twitter shutdown will be hard to enforce and could have dire consequences for Nigeria's fragile democratic institutions and economy.
As the global South transitions to a predominantly urban future, food offers a way to understand the role of cities in future development.
Mali's state decay must be halted before it collapses: here are five areas that need attention.
German's commitment of €1.1bn for development projects in Namibia over 30 years is too cheap a price to pay for remorse.
French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.
Ghanians fear that the country's security services still bear the hallmarks of bad old practices.
It will take time for Rwandans, especially those who suffered or witnessed the genocide, to trust France again.
Mali's recent coup is a reflection of power wrangling between politicians and the military.
The Southern African Development Community does not have a remarkable record of military interventions in civil conflicts in the region.
Intervention in Cabo Delgado is a potentially dangerous move with far-reaching consequences for SADC if its efforts fail, or it becomes a protracted intervention.
Islamic State West Africa Province appears to be consolidating its dominance in the region. This means Nigeria and other countries in the Sahel region have a lot more to be worried about.
Early in the pandemic, countries had to address several questions as the virus spread and lockdowns became inevitable.
Attacks on police officers and their stations can damage police legitimacy in Nigeria