The role and efficacy of the traditional crime-prevention measures in Iraye-Oke are widely acknowledged by people who live in the area.
Banditry in northern Nigeria is making an already precarious security situation in the region worse.
The splintering in Renamo has its origins in the unexpected death last May of Afonso Dhlakama, its leader of 39 years.
It is time to reconsider the predominant strategy in play on the continent for dealing with terrorism.
Western perceptions of what's happening in Tunisia differ sharply with Tunisia's daily reality: the truth is that its political transformation is in trouble.
Bad governance and political manoeuvring increase the risk of communal conflicts
Ghana is taking advantage of its strategic location in Africa
The biggest problem with using the military to fight rime is that soldiers are not trained for law enforcement, but warfare, using maximum force.
Election to the Security Council is prestigious for member states because it gives them a seat at the highest table of global decision-making.
What should be done to ensure that the SDGs actually change countries' development trajectories? Here are four practical steps.
Cooperation with the Sudanese government to try al-Bashir could amount to legitimising those who themselves have been implicated in genocide
UN agencies could play a role in improving training programmes for peacekeepers who help women.
The killing of protesters by the Sudanese military signifies its reluctance to hand over power, as demanded by the African Union.
The African Union's policy offers no wriggle room for a discretionary response to coups, a scourge that imperils the consolidation of democracy.
In Nigeria, the government often uses the army to restore order and to keep the peace, largely because the police are unable to contain internal violent conflicts.
The role of the military in toppling authoritarian rulers, after intensive popular protests, raises questions about how the AU's policy against coups should be applied.
The US needs to review whether a security agenda based on US priorities will solve problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
A serious concern is the possibility of a long, drawn-out siege of Libya's capital, Tripoli.
The action plan offers no information about budgets, oversight, clear standards for measuring progress or accountability mechanisms.
In Ghana vigilante groups are formed to act on behalf of political parties.