The rise of populism across the US and Western Europe has been well documented, but it is not only an American or European issue. The case of Lesotho.
The Marikana mine killings in August 2012 showed that South Africa's problems are no longer specific to the apartheid legacy, but about more global issues of poverty and inequality.
For Zimbabweans, we're back where we started, then. Hope, no change. Still.
So far, the only real beneficiaries of the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea are Ethiopia and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki.
When will the state-sanctioned violence in Cameroon be sufficient to cause Western nations to stop supporting President Paul Biya and his military?
Recent events reveal the Mnangagwa administration in Zimbabwe will extend, if not intensify, the kleptocracy, corruption and repression of the Mugabe regime.
Everyone but the Chibok girls--subjects of #BringBackOurGirls--and their families in Nigeria have moved on, but history does not march on for the victims.
On the eve of Zimbabwe's elections, it's worth reflecting on the British government's expropriation of Southern Rhodesia, and the mark that act left on the country 100 years later.
The pace of rapprochement between Eritrea and Ethiopia, longtime foes who have been in deadlock for the last 20 years, changes quickly. It is hard to keep up.
Italian politics has taken a sharp turn to the right. This populism portends similar moves around the globe. Italian politics are global politics.
Western media can’t seem to get enough of Moyo: her ideas stray little from old neoliberal mantras so endlessly recycled by establishment elites in the US and Europe.
To address high unemployment in Ghana, many entrepreneurs and “labor experts” present volunteerism as the way out of poverty and unemployment.
Emmanuel Macron's Lagos visit came and went in a long tradition of diversionary state visits by Western politicians who condescend to Nigerians.
Would white women in the US have supported #MeToo in the same way if it had been started by women elsewhere in the world?
What are the fates of ex combatants from Cote d’Ivoire’s 2002-2011 civil war and would they go back to fighting?
Nigeria is a fresh target of Bridge International, a global chain, whose schools have been shut down in Kenya and Uganda for violating their national laws.
Boko Haram capitalized on the problems women face in Northern Nigeria to attract some of them willingly, while violently forcing others into bondage.
What if “fake” as a mode of operating on social media held the key to unlocking democratic debate, as the practice would suggest in Africa?
Nearly nine in 10 people in sub-Saharan Africa declare religion as a very important to them. To tackle sexual and gender violence would involve engaging with that fact.
At this early stage, there is little to suggest that South Africa will follow the same path as Zimbabwe.