Leaders' efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
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.
Trouble in Africa’s cities is due to the fact that electoral competition drives leaders to be biased towards rural areas.
Despite the transnational dimension of the Covid-19 crisis, transnational responses are facing many obstacles. Yet, some regional organisations might be able to expand their mandate and resources.
Africa is facing a profound crisis that could set its development back a generation. It needs a solution to its debt problems that doesn't cripple countries.
The loss of livelihoods flowing from the efforts to combat the pandemic highlights the dearth of social protection measures on the continent.
Predominant public sentiment remains largely anti-homosexual and overshadows constitutionally guaranteed rights in Africa.
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.
Ousted president Omar al-Bashir could face the International Criminal Court for his role in Sudan's clampdown on the non-Arab people of Darfur.
Unless member states try to solve the contradictions in expectations, UN peacekeeping will not be fit for purpose in the future.
A large free trade area could hinder the development of manufacturing, which countries need for economic growth.
Marking the end of the Cold War offers the chance to reflect on the changes and continuities in African politics and international relations since 1989.
Malawi must change its diplomatic approach and align its national interests with Mozambique's
Efforts to increase trade within the continent are being undermined from the start
The country has not had a seat at the Security Council table for 24 years.
The AU's new International Criminal Law Section offers a chance for the regional body to address root causes of conflict.
More than two out of three displaced people are not refugees, but remain within their own country.
South Africa and Nigeria need to lead policy debates on long term measures to address migration in Africa.
The African Union's role in Sudan's political crisis proves that it's legal framework is strong enough to resolve regional disputes