Al-Bashir's ability to play a skillful combination of internal and external balancing acts, plus ruthless repression and a divided opposition, kept him in power for three decades.
East African countries use a scorecard to monitor maternal and child health progress in the region.
Warring factions in South Sudan have signed numerous peace deals none of which have held.
The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the southern African region and on the continent.
Fed up with the high cost of living, and an oppressive state, the people of Sudan are rising up against their president.
South Sudan's road to peace has been bumpy but there's hope.
When the Aral Sea dried up, it was called the "world's worst environmental disaster". We're witnessing its equivalent in Africa.
The return of South Sudan's opposition leader
is likely to solidify the permanent ceasefire.
South Sudan faces numerous and serious challenges contributing to instability. But there are potential solutions.
Today in South Sudan's political climate, footballing success may wield more symbolic importance than anything else.
African Australians contribute to all major musical genres - from dance to hip hop and beyond.
Conflict patterns in Africa have changed rapidly in recent years posing a challenge to peace and security.
More than half of girls in South Sudan are married before the age of 18. Endemic conflict and food shortages are only exacerbating the problem.
South Sudan’s chiefs wield real power, administering customary laws to resolve local disputes. But they often reinforce gender inequalities – could the new chief change this?
For the thousands of children who have left armed groups, education is crucial to their reintegration.
Nature based approaches to solving water problems originated in Europe and don't take into account Africa's huge infrastructure deficit.
We don’t care, or possibly dare, to look back five or ten years later to see what happened to international aid projects.
The decision to repatriate migrants is a welcome intervention. But, it fails to consider the fundamental causes.
Africa needs strong institutions. But they can only be built if there's a change in leadership.
The international community has failed to recognise the new political visions being articulated by young musicians and activists across Africa.