Kaunda will be remembered as a giant of 20th century African nationalism -- a leader who gave refuge to revolutionary movements, a relatively benign autocrat and an international diplomat.
Hassan may prove the right sort of politician to usher in a new era of bipartisan politics, less populist and authoritarian and more collegial.
The increased migration of Africans and the global growth of hip hop culture has seen a dynamic new generation of Pan Africanism emerge.
For all of the shortcomings of Nyerere’s regime, his ideas continue to inspire Tanzanians fighting for a more equal and democratic future, over 20 years after his death.
Mkapa’s presidency is particularly significant since it represents the first phase of Tanzanian multi-party democracy.
Mkapa, who penned an autobiography, had an impressive record in building state institutions. But his reign was marked by killings and political suppression.
Robert Mugabe's years of playing one group off against the other to favour himself finally wore too thin in 2017.
Where should we place Mugabe among the pantheon of African nationalists who led their countries to independence?
The April 1994 election proved to be a watershed for South Africa.
Some young East Africans believe that there is nothing wrong with corruption -- except in Rwanda.
Authors Lutz and Klingholz explore how mass literacy became a revolution that changed the world.
Whatever the limitations of mediation -- even a painfully slow one -- Malawi stands to gain more from a consensual resolution in the boundary dispute with Tanzania.
Some may say it's far fetched to compare a 1970s African dictator with the President of the United States. But the similarities between Idi Amin and Donald Trump are quite startling.
Union Day is celebrated in Tanzania and Zanzibar on April 26 every year, but there is little unity to speak of between the islands and the mainland today
Multiparty democracy came to Tanzania in 1995 but the autocratic rule under the country's first post-independence leader
Julius Nyerere, seems to be echoed by current President John Magufuli.
There's no doubt South African universities need to undergo a real shift. But are the country's current intellectual and academic forces up to the task?
South African-Jamaican intellectual, activist and author Peter Abrahams died in January 2017. He will be revered for his contributions to the anti-colonial struggles in Africa and the Caribbean.