Pope Francis will be part of a peace mission to South Sudan, where thousands have been killed in ongoing violence.
He will have a joyful welcome but a difficult task - to challenge negative values while enabling a more African Catholic church.
African Catholics are growing in number. They are also reinventing and reinterpreting Christianity.
The East African Court of Justice has been a keen promoter of the rule of law, democracy and human rights.
Conflict is prevalent in the region characterised by harsh climate, vast wilderness and low levels of development.
States with more capacity, more political inclusion and that make good use of foreign aid tend to see better outcomes.
Smuggling in Uganda’s West Nile region is seen as an act of defiance – a way to make ends meet in the face of perceived state neglect.
When tackling an Ebola outbreak speed is a critical element - every hour counts.
Mega infrastructure projects entrench existing inequalities when they ignore the economic realities of vulnerable groups.
Kenya’s ethnic-based politics often leads to electoral violence that hurts regional trade.
Countries have used starvation as a war strategy for centuries, historically without being prosecuted. Three experts on hunger and humanitarian relief call for holding perpetrators accountable.
Lifting awards at film festivals is just the start of the journey for documentaries like The Last Shelter (Mali), No U-Turn (Nigeria) and No Simple Way Home (South Sudan).
Peacekeeping missions grab the headlines when they’re associated with tragedy and death – but that isn’t their full story.
Refugee law puts humanitarianism above considerations of state sovereignty.
The UN voted to extend its presence in South Sudan for another year. However, its success in the country faces many challenges.
Kiir and Machar have been pivotal figures in most of South Sudan’s short history as an independent nation.
The idea of what it means to be South Sudanese is not universally accepted in the young nation.
At the age of five, Akuch Kuol Anyieth climbed into a cattle truck to journey to the refugee camp known as Kakuma. This is her story.
South Sudan wants to create a professional army from rival forces in under 12 months. It’s a lofty timeline that faces many challenges.
The ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement dominated the drafting of the current transitional constitution. History could repeat itself.