An effective regional approach to combating COVID-19 has seen Africa avoid the worst so far.
Policy changes and advocacy efforts have lead to improvements in the protection and wellbeing of children on the continent. But a lot more still needs to be done.
Mali’s state decay must be halted before it collapses: here are five areas that need attention.
French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.
Intervention in Cabo Delgado is a potentially dangerous move with far-reaching consequences for SADC if its efforts fail, or it becomes a protracted intervention.
Scientific knowledge is a critical driver for human health and wellbeing, economic development and environmental sustainability.
As the US debates reparations for descendants of slavery, cases in Africa help illustrate the limits of programs focused solely in financial restitution.
The political and security order which numerous foreign actors have been investing in has produced marginal benefits for the population.
The “Chinese Model” for development could be a blueprint for the modernisation and transformation of African economies.
The federal government needs to address the relationship between climate-related realities and the country’s national security.
From his positions at the United Nations, Professor Heyns made a huge impact on the protection of the right to life and the right of peaceful assembly.
Due to the poor security response of the Nigerian state, insurgency will continue to pose a serious threat to its northeast border communities.
Biya’s long rule has robbed Cameroon of its credibility as a stable and peaceful country.
Having four female Commissioners out of six is a good start, but that alone is will not erase the vulnerabilities that women face in leadership and everyday life.
At the top of President Biden’s foreign policy agenda are COVID-19 and climate change. He has also pledged to make diplomacy and multilateralism the primary means of US foreign policy.
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 situation in Cabo Delgado is dire. The international community needs to act fast to contain it.
African governments must engage rating agencies better, providing them and investors with credible economic data, and regularly address all concerns being raised.
The Horn of Africa is the epicentre of foreign military activity. Foreign troops have been deployed to support peace initiatives, subdue terror groups and support foreign security initiatives.
The proposed cooperation promises to address transnational problems within the three countries but it might alienate the rest of East Africa.