The 17 goals seek to end all forms of poverty everywhere by 2030, by achieving 169 targets. Progress in achieving them does not match the hype.
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.
Even in the most tense and dangerous of moments, the elite has found a way to come back together.
The ICC must not further destroy its credibility by cooperating with the sorts of bad actors who should be before a court themselves.
The resilient Mau Mau freedom fighters failed to maintain revolutionary action after independence.
Does South Africa have skeletons in the closet over the death of the UN Secretary-General?
A new round of elections offers an opportunity to strengthen civil and political freedoms.
Will the same electoral commission, so heavily criticised in the court’s ruling, improve its capacity and arrange more credible elections?
Turkey harbours strong national ambitions, and a willingness to grow and use its military muscle alongside economic instruments.
Since the demand for resources far outmatches the patronage available, Lesotho’s political arena has become brutally competitive.
The task team established to investigate political killings in KwaZulu-Natal has had little impact on exposing those behind the violence.
Unless member states try to solve the contradictions in expectations, UN peacekeeping will not be fit for purpose in the future.
The number of personnel deployed in UN peacekeeping has slowly been decreasing.
Underlying direct or personal violence is structural violence that is entrenched in unequal power relations in society.
Declining US involvement in The Horn would leave a vacuum that others can fill.
Directly linking climate change with aggression and mass migration risks dehumanising those vulnerable to environmental stresses. Mufazzar's story does the opposite.
Efforts to mitigate the double edged nature of social media in politics must take into account local information environments
In spite of numerous reforms, it is evident that various forms of misconduct are interpreted as a part of everyday police work
A series of brazen, highly visible attacks by Mexican drug cartels have killed at least 50 people in the past month, terrorizing citizens and making the government look weak on crime.