UN peacekeeping missions need to adapt to the complexities of active conflict situations.
The UN's mandate must evolve to navigate new realities that include intra-state wars, non-state actors, and transnational crime.
There are challenges that Sudan must overcome before power is transferred to its people.
Women in disaster zones are frequently targeted by sexual predators who take advantage of their vulnerability.
Despite taking a step backwards, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights can redeem itself by continuing to protect the rights of LGBTQ persons on the continent
The biggest threats are the concentration of media ownership and attempts to legislate the online media environment.
The skills that former child soldiers gain in wartime can be useful as they reintegrate into society.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has had a mixed bag of success and failure.
Northern Nigeria's cattle rustling problem is aggravated by the regions ungoverned forests.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has implemented power-sharing agreements before but none of them have worked.
Rwanda is a paradox -- a 'development miracle' and an authoritarian state.
Warring factions in South Sudan have signed numerous peace deals none of which have held.
After a long history of botched elections, Nigerians are hopeful that the 2019 poll results will be more credible.
South Sudan's road to peace has been bumpy but there's hope.
Having Egypt at the helm of the African Union might not bode well for human rights on the continent.
African states may have an alternative funding source they could harness during times of crisis: diaspora investment.
Despite the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948, signatories have never made an effort to end mass killings.
Kaduna State in Nigeria has been the scene of ethnic and religious violence for years and there seems to be no end in sight.
There are question marks over whether Nigeria's upcoming elections will be credible.
The DRC's Constitutional Court has upheld Felix Tshisekedi's presidential election win.