Abiy Ahmed was awarded the prize for efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.
South African parents want their children be taught in English despite the fact that research shows that academic progress is hindered if a child is taught in a language they aren’t proficient in.
The AU’s new International Criminal Law Section offers a chance for the regional body to address root causes of conflict.
New regulations on the use of folklore are a hindrance to local artists.
Xenophobia negates the spirit of pan-Africanism, especially its ideal that Africans share a mutual bond, regardless of their geographical location.
It remains to be seen how much longer the ‘old men syndrome’ will persist in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa, despite growing frustration among the politically powerless.
Faced with the same problem, South Africa is turning to the familiar toolkit to explain a recurrent problem.
South Africa and Nigeria need to lead policy debates on long term measures to address migration in Africa.
It’s time for a new approach as it becomes increasingly clear that protests won’t topple the Zanu-PF government.