The UN's Responsibility to Protect framework for safeguarding civilians against atrocities could help resolve the Gaza crisis.
Many African elections are less than ideal. But is the rest of the world really that much better?
Political ethics and sports don't match well. The recent deal between Rwanda and Arsenal is potentially a case in point.
More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
If the referendum goes President Pierre Nkrunziza's way, it will also be a further blow to ordinary Burundians, who live in a state of hardship and adversity.
Rwandan girls with disabilities are challenging domination and stereotypes in a male-dominated setting.
The top U.S. foreign policy goals in Africa evidently no longer relate to human rights or democratic freedoms, but to protecting tiny, marginal American industries.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Not all rebel armies use rape and sexual violence as a weapon. Some have actually designed ways to prevent such atrocities. How and what can we learn from them?
A day after agreeing a deal on resettling African asylum seekers with the UNHCR rather than forcibly deporting them, Israel announced the deal was off.
Some young East Africans believe that there is nothing wrong with corruption -- except in Rwanda.
Writing about Rwanda sometimes gives the impression of crossing a minefield. It is not a question of controversies between researchers but of denunciation and intimidation.
Eritreans in Israel aren't all fleeing persecution, but many have risked everything for a better life in Israel. Now they're at risk of being 'sold' back to Africa.
A massive rural on-grid electrification programme in Rwanda has delivered considerable benefits. But is it the most sensible way to deliver power to remote areas?
It is shocking to see the extent to which humanitarian workers in Rwanda became regular eyewitnesses to violence, murder and large-scale massacres in 1994.
The Rwandan model can't be replicated easily given that it depends heavily on political dominance and tight, centralised control of patronage networks.
Findings from several scientific studies show the real impact of Rwanda's agricultural policies and the challenges it faces.
Bellicose reporting can lead to a destructive feedback loop.
Creating a reliable, up to date land register is important for African countries. Drones can help collect and record the necessary data.
In a remarkable extension of technological leapfrogging, Somaliland will become the first country in the world to use iris recognition in a presidential election.