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.
The Africa peace and security posture is not everything it was intended to be, but it is credited with a number of success stories.
Mali's precarious political situation has been the subject of ECOWAS resolution attempts for months
The root causes of the ongoing conflict in Darfur are rising to the surface amid an influx of arms from Libya.
President Alassane Ouattara (78) has been blowing hot and cold on whether he'll be seeking a third term.
Leaders' efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
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.
Trouble in Africa’s cities is due to the fact that electoral competition drives leaders to be biased towards rural areas.
Despite the transnational dimension of the Covid-19 crisis, transnational responses are facing many obstacles. Yet, some regional organisations might be able to expand their mandate and resources.
Africa is facing a profound crisis that could set its development back a generation. It needs a solution to its debt problems that doesn't cripple countries.
The loss of livelihoods flowing from the efforts to combat the pandemic highlights the dearth of social protection measures on the continent.
Predominant public sentiment remains largely anti-homosexual and overshadows constitutionally guaranteed rights in Africa.
The African Union's staunch support for al-Bashir, cloaked in criticism of the International Criminal Court, denied justice to the millions affected by the conflict in Sudan.
The African Union's intervention track record in conflict situations is mixed.
Ousted president Omar al-Bashir could face the International Criminal Court for his role in Sudan's clampdown on the non-Arab people of Darfur.
Unless member states try to solve the contradictions in expectations, UN peacekeeping will not be fit for purpose in the future.
A large free trade area could hinder the development of manufacturing, which countries need for economic growth.
Marking the end of the Cold War offers the chance to reflect on the changes and continuities in African politics and international relations since 1989.