There needs to be greater clarity on the nature of the crisis for an informed and meaningful intervention.
Citizens have been denied their right to elect officials at the grassroots and this has allowed the central government to maintain rigid control of the country's regions.
Mali's precarious political situation has been the subject of ECOWAS resolution attempts for months
Far from the myth of the omnipotent father of the nation, big man or dictator, the Kenyan presidential system was built on divisions and uncertainty.
African countries need to make a concerted effort to establish a continental two-term policy.
The gap between the continent’s most democratic and authoritarian regions is likely to continue to grow.
Kwame Nkrumah and Ali Mazrui associated nuclear weapons with imperialism and racism, but proposed different approaches to address the problem they present.
The death of Al-Shabaab’s leader triggered deadlier suicide bombings as the group desperately tried to demonstrate its resilience.
More than 20 years after the shift from unilateralism to multilateralism, it is reasonable to wonder how multilateral France’s ‘new interventionism’ really is.
Mkapa’s presidency is particularly significant since it represents the first phase of Tanzanian multi-party democracy.
Mkapa, who penned an autobiography, had an impressive record in building state institutions. But his reign was marked by killings and political suppression.
South Africans have experienced significant shocks to their livelihoods, and the threat of hunger presents a major concern for health, political and social stability.
Young people continue to find new ways to connect on social media, in spaces that are increasingly hard for governments to regulate.
Egypt wants a guarantee that the filling and operation of the Renaissance Dam will not affect the rights it got in 1959.
Cameroon's anglophone crisis is not simply a dispute between two feuding groups: a range of international actors have been architects of the current situation.
President Alassane Ouattara (78) has been blowing hot and cold on whether he'll be seeking a third term.
Fifty years after the Biafran civil war in Nigeria, the efforts of secessionist diplomats have recently come to light through the decryption of telexes sent from Portugal to Biafra during the war.
Leaders' efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
For democracy to work in Kenya the country needs good leadership. Politicians must uphold the constitution to infuse trust and confidence in state institutions.
The court's decision has wider implications for international criminal law.