The killing of protesters by the Sudanese military signifies its reluctance to hand over power, as demanded by the African Union.
Africa's new continental free trade area, the AfCFTA, is a remarkable achievement. However, decisive diplomatic, technical and social action is needed for it to succeed.
Interviews with Rwandan women from the military who had served on peacekeeping missions found many felt ill-equipped for what they had to deal with.
The African Union and its member states are creating their own interpretation of immunity which will protect its heads of state from courts abroad.
Despite taking a step backwards, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights can redeem itself by continuing to protect the rights of LGBTQ persons on the continent
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 international community responded quickly to Cyclone Idai as the African Union dragged its feet.
The solidarity conference by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) can be seen as a reaction to the gradual shift of power towards Morocco.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's new leader Felix Tshisekedi is being undermined by the outgoing regime of Joseph Kabila.
Warring factions in South Sudan have signed numerous peace deals none of which have held.
The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
The visibility of #MeToo makes it easy to overlook the very powerful campaigns against sexual violence in Africa.
South Sudan's road to peace has been bumpy but there's hope.
Having Egypt at the helm of the African Union might not bode well for human rights on the continent.
Despite reasonable fears, Nigeria – home to Africa’s largest economy – has a lot to gain from signing on the proposed continent-wide free trade agreement.
African countries need to find a way to present a common front to the rating agencies.
The DRC could be the exception after a year in which opposition parties fared badly across East and Central Africa.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
Surveys shows that the majority of Africans prefer democracy, despite its flaws, to the alternatives.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.