Incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta will be Mali's next president but an unremarkable first term, and a flawed election, could put a dent in his legacy.
Justice Zondo needs to get under the skin of the politics of state capture in South Africa, to get on record what happened, and why.
South Africa's local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
Nigerians go to the polls in 2019 in an election that the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari wants to win by any means necessary.
Emmanuel Shadary is President Joseph Kabila's preferred presidential candidate meaning that Kabila could remain in power if not in office.
Mali faces huge challenges. Through the upcoming presidential election, Malians will tell the next president what they will and won't accept for their future.
The arrest and sentencing of Somalilander Naima Qorane for publishing pro-unity poetry is just the tip of the iceberg in a state that's eager to maintain its sovereignity as a nation.
The world waits to see if Zimbabwe will pass the democracy test as it holds its first election after Robert Mugabe next month.
Some human rights activists worry that Cameroon could be the site of Africa's next civil war.
As news of mega corruption scandals continue to dominate headlines in Kenya, the economy has taken a major hit.
To understand why women in Africa are less politically represented than men, one needs to look into the history of the continent's gender gap when it comes to matters of leadership and governance.
Nearly a third of South Africa's municipalities are not financially viable.
Reports of profligacy by the leaders of the Pan African Parliament could further diminish its legitimacy, which is already being questioned .
Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
Corruption has become one of the biggest concerns for South Africans living in a province that has erupted in violence.
US President Donald Trump will have an opportunity to showcase his "deep respect" for Africa when his Nigerian counterpart visits.
As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been in turmoil since President Kabila refused to relinquish power at the end of his term. But there is hope of ending the stalemate.
Now that President Xi Jinping's presidential term has been extended indefinitely, African governments need to plan strategically for their future engagements with the Chinese.