Fifty years after the Biafran civil war in Nigeria, the efforts of secessionist diplomats have recently come to light through the decryption of telexes sent from Portugal to Biafra during the war.
Leaders' efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
For democracy to work in Kenya the country needs good leadership. Politicians must uphold the constitution to infuse trust and confidence in state institutions.
The court's decision has wider implications for international criminal law.
Should South Africa's military get involved, it would be venturing into a highly violent and complex landscape, requiring a counter-terrorism type of operations.
Despite its dire health and economic situation, Sudan has yet to access emergency funding to combat COVID-19.
History will judge Nkurunziza as a man who brought unnecessary pain to a nation that had long suffered from political misrule.
The level of accountability within police agencies in Kenya is very low. They operate with impunity, because they know they will get away with it.
Research has shown that African immigrants in South Africa refrain from speaking their own languages and try to speak local languages to blend in.
Given the contested success of transitional justice in Rwanda, the arrest showcases the mixed record of international justice.
South Africa's post-apartheid leaders have failed to properly prepare the military for secondary roles such as peacekeeping, let alone to a fight a virus.
Moeketsi Majoro’s installation as Prime Minister is welcome. But it does not guarantee much needed political stability in an era of complex coalition politics.
Nigeria's pre-eminent position in Africa, lost to corruption and political patronage over the years, can be regained by putting its house in order.
Africa is now formally free of colonial rule. Yet, the aim of remembering and furthering the fight for self determination remains relevant as ever.
The court says people need to be able to trust the government to abide by the rule of law, make rational regulations, and not intrude on the rights of those subject to the law.
Though genocide survivors would ideally want Kabuga to be prosecuted in Rwanda, it won't be possible, for legal or political reasons.
Ramaphosa's call for a new social compact will fall on deaf ears unless there are some fundamental changes to the way in which the pandemic is being managed.
It remains to be seen whether the former rebel commander and national assembly speaker will accept his situation or fight to capture the presidency.
South Africa’s numerous interventions in Lesotho contribute to the acrimonious nature of its political culture.
Power is visibly draining away from Tom Thabane. But, even at 80 years old, he remains a wily operator, and seems determined to cause maximum trouble to secure his immunity from prosecution.