The African Union's staunch support for al-Bashir, cloaked in criticism of the International Criminal Court, denied justice to the millions affected by the conflict in Sudan.
The African Union's intervention track record in conflict situations is mixed.
Waste, once freely available to the poor, is being appropriated for business purposes.
Mubarak held power for three decades, on the foundation of a personality cult.
A key component of how the coronavirus could be spreading is the environment.
Experiences dealing with previous outbreaks of infectious disease can help countries with weak health systems prepare for new health emergencies.
South Africa suffers capability deficiencies and institutional stasis due to poor political management.
Art and visual culture played a significant role in building a unified Afrikaner nationalism that allowed apartheid to thrive. A new book unpacks the issue.
The decision by eight Francophone states to delink their common currency from France won't be without challenges.
South Africa should not uncritically embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The hope is that the biodiversity targets translate directly into what individual countries, cities, companies and even families can adopt as tangible actions.
Over 60% of girls in Ethiopia are married by the age of 18. Many don't have support in negotiating with their husbands and families to take control of their own fertility.
Informal retailers that dot South Africa's townships have changed dramatically, but at great cost - avoidance of regulation and exploitation of employees.
The Tubeho Neza programme has showed that it is possible to provide interventions against major diseases to vulnerable households.
Nutrition policies offer the chance for us to think differently about men and women's roles in society.
Overcrowding can have severe negative consequences for the education and safety of learners.
By pushing their usually valid complaints onto the streets and the courts, opposition leaders deny governments the popular goodwill and international credibility they need to govern effectively.
African governments need to spend more effort on maximising the impact of foreign direct investment on economic growth
A peace deal with the Taliban has been signed. But rebuilding Afghanistan after three decades of conflict will take much more than an accord, says a scholar of peacebuilding.
President Ramaphosa's emphasis on fighting crime is well placed. Most categories of violent crimes have risen dramatically over the past eight years.
Even in the most tense and dangerous of moments, the elite has found a way to come back together.
The alarm being raised by multilateral financial institutions about rising government debt across Africa is exaggerated. The real problem is that African governments pay way over the odds for debt.
Labour can use networks to create public pressure to protect workers' rights.
Political legacies generated during authoritarian rule have a tendency to transcend into the multiparty era.
There are cost-effective solutions to the problem of sub-standard drugs in Nigeria and other low-income countries.