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.
For the first time since the end of apartheid in 1994, citizens have had to accept stringent restrictions on their normal civil liberties.
Unlike in wealthy nations, lockdowns are simply impossible in overcrowded conditions with no sanitation and high levels of poverty.
It is not all democracies that struggle to deal with the coronavirus; it is those in which the people do not feel the system works for them.
The South African National Defence Force has suffered from terrible neglect over the past 25 years of democracy.
The survival resource of the world’s most vulnerable people – their social networks – may become compromised
Moe Shaik fancies himself as an analyst who can read people well. And yet, he has a rather large blind spot for his leaders – until they fall out with him.
The 17 goals seek to end all forms of poverty everywhere by 2030, by achieving 169 targets. Progress in achieving them does not match the hype.
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.