An air of fear and uncertainty looms large over the presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire as the country struggles to shake off its turbulent past.
President Alassane Ouattara (78) has been blowing hot and cold on whether he'll be seeking a third term.
It remains to be seen whether the former rebel commander and national assembly speaker will accept his situation or fight to capture the presidency.
African leaders who have sought ICC involvement have all seen the court as being beneficial to the survival of their governments.
Acquittal bolsters an increasingly urgent conversation about how international criminal law is failing in its promise to hold leaders accountable
Despite former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's absence, he continued to influence opposition party loyalties in the country.
Yahya Jammeh will certainly be removed if West Africa decides to use force. But that will come at a heavy price for The Gambia, the neighbouring states and the world as a whole
The Gambian election dispute is not the first that ECOWAS has confronted. Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010 presidential election is a case in point. There it resorted to military action to enforce the outcome.
The proposed new constitution would allow Alassane Ouattara to remain as president. Opposition parties see this move as a constitutional “coup” that will also protect his allies.
The gun attack at a hotel marks another bloody chapter in West Africa's fight against Islamist militancy.