Despite former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's absence, he continued to influence opposition party loyalties in the country.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is defying a constitutional court order to release a UN-backed prosecutor his government arrested and allow his corruption investigation to continue.
The ANC, alienated from intellectuals and the middle class and having lost most of its talented youth leadership, is clearly on a downward path.
Why opportunities should be found to advance cooperation between Africa, China and the US as confidence building measures in US-China relations.
2018 is on track to become only the second coup-free year in a century. Coup risk is way down worldwide, thanks to growing political stability in Latin America. Africa has the highest risk of coup.
Ordinary people are being deeply affected by the continued violence tearing apart Cameroon.
Human Rights Day might not be a reason for celebrations. But it's a useful reminder of what's been achieved over 70 years.
Mexicans want leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador to transform the country. But the months leading up to his inauguration sent worrying signs about how he he will use the massive power of his office.
Pik Botha defended apartheid and South Africa's occupation of Namibia, but in the end helped end both.
Increasing police patrols won't solve South Africa's high rates of violent crime. Underlying problems need to be addressed.
Kofi Annan's tenure began after the reintroduction of two important international security lexicons -- peacebuilding and human security.
He left an enduring legacy of embedding democracy and involving civil society in the pursuit of peace.
Kofi Annan was the first UN employee to rise to the position of Secretary General but his tenure also had a darker side.
Some prosecutions followed soon after President Cyril Ramaphosa promised accountability for the Marikana massacre.
The Law and Order Index says South Africans feel less secure than people in Yemen, the DRC and Libya, countries all affected by violent conflict.
Zanu-PF's more than two-thirds majority win in the parliament poll gives it the power to change the constitution if it wishes.
If the MDC-Alliance claims Zanu-PF and Zimbabwe's electoral commission rigged the elections, the onus is on them to prove it.
Conflict patterns in Africa have changed rapidly in recent years posing a challenge to peace and security.
The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
African leaders need to acknowledge the gravity of the Congo crisis and apply pressure on Kabila.