The AU’s choice of Olusegun Obasanjo as chief mediator raises even more questions about its partiality in Ethiopian conflict.
For Hissene Habre’s victims, the clock is ticking –many elderly ones have already died and will never see the compensation they were owed.
Any recognition of the coup could incentivise future ones. Yet Alpha Condé can’t simply be restored to office, sweeping under the carpet the dubious basis on which he has retained power.
The court has lived up to its promise in most cases, issuing some progressive and ground-breaking decisions and remedies.
The value of the rule of law is to challenge and constrain power. In this sense, the legacy of Habré’s trial and conviction is mixed.
Most countries in Africa have chosen to separate the issue of the Palestinians from economic cooperation with Israel.
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.