Despite the recognition of risk, it’s clear that the scope and severity of the Ethiopian crisis has caught many by surprise.
Trust and confidence-building are vital in divided nations where various and often antagonist constituencies are brought together.
Study shows that Mozambique 1992 peace agreement was never the success it was claimed to be. The country’s democracy remains weak.
The deteriorating situation prompted regional leaders to intervene in a bid to restore peace and stability.
All terrorism in the region has domestic origins but is linked to regional and international events.
Prevailing political attitudes, security actors, alliances and geopolitics differ starkly from the final days of the hated Ethiopian military regime.
FW de Klerk as National Party conservative was paradoxically the right leader at the right time to relinquish white minority rule.
The UN Security Council resolution adopted to address the Yemeni crisis ended up constraining its efforts to bring peace.
Young people’s use of technology such as Twitter shows that they are interested in politics and governance and have found a way to participate.
Civil society can play a role by holding political authorities accountable.
President Tshisekedi’s government no longer has the excuse that it’s being hampered by the dead hand of his predecessor Joseph Kabila’s cabal.
There are few visible results on the ground after eight years of war in Mali.
A state of emergency can be easily abused and lead to violations of fundamental human rights.
Competing visions of Sudan’s future are coming to a head with the democratic aspirations of millions hanging in the balance.
Farmer-herder conflict is taking its toll on productivity in northern Nigeria. Efforts to solve this problem must include all stakeholders and take into account their concerns.
Shari’a, most certainly, is not just a tool of violent radicals with a particular set of ideas about sexual morality and gender relations.
The atrocities and motivation of bandits have assumed insurgent-type criminality. But the Nigerian government is reluctant to label them terrorists or insurgents.
The AU’s choice of Olusegun Obasanjo as chief mediator raises even more questions about its partiality in Ethiopian conflict.
The Democratic Alliance posters were not a bolt from the blue. They were consistent with messages the party’s current leadership has been sending out for some time.
President Alpha Condé’s pursuit of mining interests during the Ebola crisis may have foreshadowed his demise as he tightened his grip over power and plundered the state’s wealth.