As the US debates reparations for descendants of slavery, cases in Africa help illustrate the limits of programs focused solely in financial restitution.
The political and security order which numerous foreign actors have been investing in has produced marginal benefits for the population.
The "Chinese Model" for development could be a blueprint for the modernisation and transformation of African economies.
The federal government needs to address the relationship between climate-related realities and the country's national security.
From his positions at the United Nations, Professor Heyns made a huge impact on the protection of the right to life and the right of peaceful assembly.
Due to the poor security response of the Nigerian state, insurgency will continue to pose a serious threat to its northeast border communities.
Biya’s long rule has robbed Cameroon of its credibility as a stable and peaceful country.
Having four female Commissioners out of six is a good start, but that alone is will not erase the vulnerabilities that women face in leadership and everyday life.
At the top of President Biden's foreign policy agenda are COVID-19 and climate change. He has also pledged to make diplomacy and multilateralism the primary means of US foreign policy.
Wavering commitment in African capitals and the continued attractiveness of the African Union to external funders risk stalling the crucial path to financial autonomy.
The situation in Cabo Delgado is dire. The international community needs to act fast to contain it.
African governments must engage rating agencies better, providing them and investors with credible economic data, and regularly address all concerns being raised.
The Horn of Africa is the epicentre of foreign military activity. Foreign troops have been deployed to support peace initiatives, subdue terror groups and support foreign security initiatives.
The proposed cooperation promises to address transnational problems within the three countries but it might alienate the rest of East Africa.
The Africa peace and security posture is not everything it was intended to be, but it is credited with a number of success stories.
Mali's precarious political situation has been the subject of ECOWAS resolution attempts for months
The root causes of the ongoing conflict in Darfur are rising to the surface amid an influx of arms from Libya.
President Alassane Ouattara (78) has been blowing hot and cold on whether he'll be seeking a third term.
Leaders' efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
Moeketsi Majoro’s installation as Prime Minister is welcome. But it does not guarantee much needed political stability in an era of complex coalition politics.