The Constitutional Court judgment is a huge victory, not only for journalists and lawyers who stand to benefit directly and immediately, but for broader society.
The International court did not allow Dominic Ongwen's background to colour the legal determination of his criminal liability.
Former fighters described Ongwen as a model fighter and an effective commander – but testimony in his trial detailed the former child soldier’s alleged personal role in the rape of underage women.
Ethiopia’s party system is extremely volatile due to the prevalence of weakly institutionalised and fragmented political parties.
For those keen to advance democracy and freedom in Uganda, the starting point is to take in the lessons of history.
Nyachae always served at the intersection of politics and administration. Nevertheless, he was more of a firm manager than a politician.
The election of commissioners is a key step in the reform process of the African Union Commission.
Revelations show that the State Security Agency did little to safeguard the country and much to protect Zuma's political faction and to funnel public money into private ends.
Because ethnic territories are a major source of political friction and persecution in the world, it's important to investigate how they are created and used in conflicts.
The more President Mnangagwa's government fails to engage democratically with its own citizens, the more it will negate any prospect of re-engagement with the West.
Museveni’s attempt to gain support in urban areas in the 2021 elections was not only about repression. But it still failed.
Sea piracy often grabs the headlines, but it is just one of many symptoms of insecurity at sea.
While the insurgent group rebuffs talks on the national stage, it frequently negotiates local issues with the government and other groups through senior clan elders.
Although Niger's quest for entrenching democracy is a good development, poverty and insecurity are obstacles.
Opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyangulanyi has repeatedly been underestimated by government supporters and critics since he first ran for parliament.
Never has a political contest in Uganda’s history been so furiously played out in the media space as the 2021 national elections.
Uganda must overhaul its national legal framework on the use of force and firearms during law enforcement.
Conflict between Eritrea and Tigray has long represented a destabilising fault line for Ethiopia as well as for the wider region.
Had the national government and Tigray state government attempted to engage in intergovernmental dialogue, things might have turned out differently.
Former presidents Obasanjo and Mbeki have arguably made the most important contribution to Africa in the 21st Century by promoting peace, democracy, regional integration and pan-Africanism.