The recent spate of military takeovers, most recently in Chad, highlights a developing trend by armed forces in Africa which overtly subvert constitutional governance.
Burkina Faso is still in the throes of chaos decades after the assasination of the charismatic president
The international community is opposed to Farmaajo's term extension because of fears that it's a power grab consistent with political trends elsewhere in the region.
By securitising refugees, in this case accusing them of instigating terror, the Kenyan government is compromising their social, economic and political rights as set out in international law.
On average, countries that adopt ethnic recognition experience less violence, more economic vitality, and more democratic politics.
Although polarising, parliament's move to extend Farmaajo's term has presented a practical road-map to hold direct elections for the first time since 1969.
The federal government needs to address the relationship between climate-related realities and the country's national security.
The resistance during this election cycle is even more passionate than in recent years.
He came into office with a reputation for making broken systems work, but as he began his second presidential term John Magufuli became known as a ruthless and ambitious authoritarian.
It's a confluence of local, regional, national and, possibly, foreign interests.
Adolescent girls can contribute to social change, economic growth, sustainable development and peaceful societies. They should be able to live their lives free from violence.
Sudan's new government came to power after a people-driven process to oust former President Omar al-Bashir. It must be careful to place ordinary Sudanese at the centre of the reforms process.
Haji was an astute leader who rode the wave of leadership over a long and illustrious career in government and politics.
Time in the camps does not move forward and educated refugees are stuck, without the opportunity to create a path for a better future.
In a country where judicial review is not constitutionally guaranteed, hate speech legislation could shackle freedom of expression and limit citizens' rights to express themselves.
Wavering commitment in African capitals and the continued attractiveness of the African Union to external funders risk stalling the crucial path to financial autonomy.
The crisis in Tigray could have a spillover effect that will destabilise the Horn of Africa.
The changes proposed by the initiative are were well-addressed in the country's 2010 Constitution.
In surpassing opposition stalwart Kizza Besigye, Robert Kyagulanyi has done what many Ugandans thought impossible. But can he topple Museveni?
The standoff between Abiy Ahmed and the armed forces in Tigray has already caused thousands to flee their homes.