Burkina Faso’s citizens stepped in to stop former president Blaise Compaoré from tightening his hold on power, even as several other African countries are discarding constitutional safeguards.
A series of essays by leading scholars and activists on efforts around the world to improve and defend civil society’s legitimacy.
Recent uprisings in countries across the world suggest that there is much that other protesters can learn to pressure regimes for reforms.
Although Morocco is aiming to diversify its trade relations into West Africa, political and social opposition within ECOWAS raises questions about its real intentions.
Africa’s regional institutions must be founded on shared values and identities, but this requires that member states leave their historical notions of sovereignty behind.
Schooling is not the same as learning. In other words, going to school, and getting a diploma, does not mean that the student has learned much.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel the African continent in March. The trip presents an opportunity for United States leadership on critical issues, such as refugees and regional stability.
The disputed 2017 elections intensified tensions between Kenya’s civil society and its political institutions, and new activists were empowered to keep their leaders in check.
Based on the data, policymakers and practitioners need to ask hard questions about whether the terrorist threat justifies a continuing U.S. military buildup in Africa.
Given rising defense spending across Africa and concerns about Islamist extremism in some countries, Russia sees the continent as an area of opportunity for growth.