Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
The death of Mozambican opposition leader Alfonso Dhlakama could affect the progress made to end hostilities in the country.
A big rise in armed attacks in the Sahel - and the intensity of the attacks in recent years - is now seen as a major source of concern.
It is misguided to blame armed conflict and violence on climate change alone.
For the thousands of children who have left armed groups, education is crucial to their reintegration.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Bolivia's populist leader has been in office for 12 years. He's a thorn in the US's side and an ally of the late Hugo Chávez. Now he's running for a fourth term. But that doesn't make him a dictator.
The genocide memory in Rwanda is diverse and dynamic.
After a fire killed 66 inmates at a Venezuelan jail in March, news stories portrayed the country's prisons as lawless. The real backstory of this deadly riot is more complex — and maybe a bit scarier.
Nearly 40 percent of voters in Costa Rica supported an anti-gay evangelical for president. Maybe progressive Costa Rica is more like its troubled neighboring countries than it once seemed.
It's election season in Pakistan, and the Supreme Court is at war with the ruling party. Many Pakistanis wonder whether the nation's top judge is cleaning up government or staging a judicial coup.
A deal brokered by Ethiopia to develop the port at Berbera will have a ripple effect across the Horn of Africa.
The US secretary of state's visit to five African countries didn't have much to offer by way of investments and commerce.
The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations.
Exactly 234,966 people have died in Mexico's 11-year drug war. Now the government wants to deploy soldiers to criminal hot spots, a move many fear will just increase violence and weaken the police.
Refugee policy may well be a humanitarian issue. But it is also a development issue.
The decision to repatriate migrants is a welcome intervention. But, it fails to consider the fundamental causes.
Kenya cited national security when it crossed into Somali territory in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants. But there were numerous other potential aims at play.
Mass hysteria and lawlessness during disasters are remarkably rare, contrary to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's prediction of anarchy when Cape Town's taps run day.
Official reasons for joining the Somalia mission were that the conflict posed a security risk. But in fact other factors played a bigger role.