The active and uninhibited dissemination of knowledge is vital for the advancement of knowledge.
The country's national interest and human rights remain the two topics bedevilling South Africa's foreign policy.
The AU's new International Criminal Law Section offers a chance for the regional body to address root causes of conflict.
Cameroon's English speaking people suffer gross marginalisation and are treated as second-class citizens by the Francophone government.
Uganda's police have powers to use excessive force on citizens.
A human rights approach offers central banks a new tool for understanding the true costs and benefits of their operations.
Neither French nor American, Senegalese secularism stands midway between these two models
Ensuring meaningful participation of women in the transitional government can be a first step toward achieving gender equality in a future Sudan.
By placing less emphasis on public opinion, and questioning public morality as the basis of its decision, the latest High Court decision shows that times have indeed changed.
The High Court's ruling goes against the trend of greater liberalisation in a number of African countries.
Criminal trials await those found responsible for the most serious crimes in The Gambia.
The UN doesn't have the magic formula to end tensions in Burundi. It's up to the country's leadership.
Having Egypt at the helm of the African Union might not bode well for human rights on the continent.