Ethiopian politicians, both opposition and incumbents, have found it difficult to undo the political culture of winning by elimination.
Ethiopian history shows that the demands of its young people can’t go unaddressed for long.
Mali’s state decay must be halted before it collapses: here are five areas that need attention.
German’s commitment of €1.1bn for development projects in Namibia over 30 years is too cheap a price to pay for remorse.
French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.
Ghanians fear that the country’s security services still bear the hallmarks of bad old practices.
The Southern African Development Community does not have a remarkable record of military interventions in civil conflicts in the region.
Intervention in Cabo Delgado is a potentially dangerous move with far-reaching consequences for SADC if its efforts fail, or it becomes a protracted intervention.
Jerry Rawlings found a unique path to legitimise his military rule in Ghana.
National sports victories increase nationalism and national pride, but can also influence attitudes towards refugees.
The struggle among elites has not resulted in efforts to improve the material lives of ordinary people unconnected to the political elite.
Following the war, the South African authorities were anxious to charge known war criminals, traitors and collaborators. But nothing came of it.
Distrust of the electoral commission runs deep in the opposition, which may well lead to increased tensions ahead of and following the polls.
Human Rights Watch says Israeli action amounts apartheid in certain areas. But what does that really mean?
Burkina Faso is still in the throes of chaos decades after the assasination of the charismatic president
Déby’s legacy is one of violent beginnings and fake democratic shows
Colonial powers framed secessionism as a threat to state-building and not as an expression of self-determination
The political and security order which numerous foreign actors have been investing in has produced marginal benefits for the population.
The “Chinese Model” for development could be a blueprint for the modernisation and transformation of African economies.
Data suggests that Africa as a whole suffers a relatively high rate of casualties at munition sites where there are unplanned explosions.