Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia are caught in a conflict in a country that was supposed to provide them refuge.
The AU’s first two decades have largely represented a magical, mystical world of unfulfilled expectations.
The country urgently needs more people who are committed to living decently to undo the systemic humiliation caused by political and economic institutions.
Washington must overcome growing anti-west sentiment on the continent given the development alternative that China offers.
The political skill to turn situations to his advantage, rather than any ability to mobilise people, made Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.
The increase in terror attacks has complicated the Kenyan government’s relationship with the country’s Muslim community.
The deliberations were characterised by disingenuous, counter-factual policy pronouncements, and de facto denials of the ANC’s culpability in causing many of the current problems facing the country.
That there is no clear favourite to win shows the campaigning has been relatively free and competitive.
The peasantry still provides almost all the resources of the party-state, yet most of the agrarian policy decisions are taken without consultation.
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Dos Santos died as he had lived and governed: in silence. His silence, and what he accomplished with it, is his most enduring legacy.
Labels that emphasise the social identities of the contending parties not only impede efforts to comprehend their causes but also obscure their vast dimensions.
South Africa needs a multi-pronged strategy for building peaceful, sustainable neighbourhoods, communities, and a nation where the rule of law prevails.
Local institutions and systems of governance and peace-building are working despite insurmountable challenges.
Bilateral and multilateral cooperation is the best way to deal with a growing list of transboundary concerns.
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The AU needs to address two main problems to steer Africa into a prosperous future – the use of unconstitutional means by some leaders to cling to power and disregard for the rule of law.
The fear of domination of one ethnic group or section by another has persistently undermined efforts at democratic consolidation in Nigeria.
Somalia’s big test will be how to marry the social power of the clan system with a democratic future.
The obstacles the new government must confront to earn the confidence of the people are challenging.