Exploiting public office to win elections is common but Madagascar and Cabo Verde are making polls more fair.
Regional leaders should prevent crises related to power transfers and restore some sense of accountability in African politics.
Why doesn’t SADC intervene in dire political situations in the same way leaders in West Africa do?
The Horn of Africa is the epicentre of foreign military activity. Foreign troops have been deployed to support peace initiatives, subdue terror groups and support foreign security initiatives.
Is Khartoum’s change of government enough to overcome the fact that two important armed groups didn’t sign?
If the AU and ECOWAS reject coups as unconstitutional changes of government, shouldn’t the same apply to third terms?
Tired of bad governance and corruption, Mali’s citizens hope protests will bring political change.
Omar al-Bashir’s trial for seizing power in 1989 could mark a sea change in Africa’s political culture.
Swift positions taken by the AU could be stymied by ongoing conflicts, funding shortfalls and border closures.