Despite America’s deep divisions, the electioneering showed democracy’s resilience. This should be a boost for democracy advocates across Africa.
In 2018, Africa accounted for 70% of the world’s people displaced by armed conflict and human rights abuses.
The impact of climate change on the spread of crop pests is established. Biological control methods show some promise but the pace of climate change means scientists are in a race against time.
Parties to the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have agreed to end hostilities after two years. Here is a selection of previously published articles on its devastating consequences.
The African Union needs to launch a credible, robust mediation process with mutually accepted mediators.
In some African countries, astronomical research is quite developed.
Kenya’s new president needs to forge closer ties with regional heavyweights to create a balance of power that favours his country.
Human trafficking has become a global concern. Nigeria’s efforts at reintegrating survivors into society have been largely unsuccessful.
Chad’s ongoing national inclusive dialogue appears great on paper but there are serious gaps and little hope for peace and democracy.
The commitment of African leaders remains the greatest obstacle to African renaissance and development. Consultation with citizens is also called for.
The AU’s first two decades have largely represented a magical, mystical world of unfulfilled expectations.
Research in Kenya finds victims or witnesses to violence are less likely to buy into anti-International Criminal Court political narratives.
The dam has helped to shift longstanding power relationships and could pave the way for more cooperation among all the countries that depend on the Nile.
The G7 summit offered the most recent insights for Africa into how western nations are considering their stakes in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the impact that could have on developing nations.
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 Panel of the Wise shows promise but more needs to be done to turn it into a proactive pillar of Africa’s peace and security system.
The core obstacle to stability in Somalia is the lack of agreement among political, religious, and business elites on how to govern their country.
Peacekeeping missions grab the headlines when they’re associated with tragedy and death – but that isn’t their full story.
The African Union’s Continental Early Warning System was created to anticipate and prevent conflicts, but it’s gone.
Despite the benefits that could come from integration, many African countries remain wary of the process.