Tensions between the US and South Africa – this time over the terror alert – are nothing new. Their relations have always had highs and lows since South Africa became a democracy in 1994.
Al-Shabaab remains a strong regional actor and has proved itself to be a resilient force. It’s time to weigh a non-war strategic option
In 2018, Africa accounted for 70% of the world’s people displaced by armed conflict and human rights abuses.
Ahead of 2023 general elections, there are increasing concerns that the current spate of violence in Nigeria, if unchecked, could undermine electoral outcomes.
Tunisia’s democratic backslide demonstrates how autocrats can use constitutional cover to entrench authoritarianism.
To understand the latest coup in Burkina Faso, one must appreciate the internal power struggles in the country, their links with violent extremism as well as the role of external state actors.
Stable coalitions will depend on strong democratic values being embedded among political elites.
Parties to the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have agreed to end hostilities after two years. Here is a selection of previously published articles on its devastating consequences.
To move towards justice and peace, Kenya must disband all police units implicated in unlawful violence and punish criminal officers.
In South Africa coalitions are weaponised as extensions of elections.
Struggle songs are relevant even in the post apartheid context because they continue to be an important way in which people deliberate on issues.
Unable to change the country’s vulnerability to shifts in the global and regional economy, the new prime minister Matekane has few economic levers to pull.
The African Union needs to launch a credible, robust mediation process with mutually accepted mediators.
BringBackOurGirls led to a global outcry, but it simplified a complex history that is best understood through survivor accounts.
The new governing coalition enters office amid euphoria and excitement. There are great expectations it will end corruption and fix the ailing economy.
The president has used coup rumour to get rid of anti-reform elements in government, and consolidate his power ahead of 2025 elections
Royal women play important roles in succession disputes, such as the naming of King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu’s heir.
Despite their pretensions to support reforms, it is clear that successive governments are not interested in the reform.
A way forward is for the national government of South Sudan and Unity State government to work together to address the crisis.
The trend globally is for countries to be explicit about their maritime interests, underpinned by a sound security strategy.