The international community's limited attention span is laser-focused on jihadism in the Sahel and the imploding Horn of Africa. But interstate war is potentially brewing in the eastern DRC.
The very public disagreement between the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Uganda is an acute case of culture clash; each primate is speaking to a different audience, both at home and abroad.
The growth of basketball in Africa is good news for the game. It is also good news for Africa. Basketball is a unifying force, and it can help to promote peace and understanding on the continent.
The operations of the EACRF are bogged down by a poor interpretation of its mandate and the unrealistic expectations of the host country.
The broad scope of modern Judaeo-Christian thought, rooted in the Enlightenment, has reached the end of whatever useful life it had. It is time for African social science to begin to part company with Western social science, or to invite it to re-orient itself.
As nearly a dozen countries in the region prepare to hold presidential elections, the spread of disinformation is inflaming the continent's political landscape. Will facts prevail and calm the situation?
As Christians fall out over gay rights, the Ugandan state, built on martyrs resisting alleged homosexuality, has some soul-searching to do.
The question of how property should be shared out between a divorcing couple remains vexed. We need laws and rulings that reflect our realities, not somebody else’s historical ones.
Kiswahili has not meant the same thing to all Africans everywhere at all times and so the ultimate desired goal behind the drive to adopt it as Africa’s common language has always remained unclear.
Beyond service delivery, refugee-led organizations are increasingly involved in advocacy yet the current set-up within the field of humanitarian governance continues to relegate them to the role of mere beneficiaries.
Human rights are not “politics” as such; they are what comes up as an issue once politics fails. To avoid, or even fix a human rights crisis, one must have a clear political program.
For the first time since its reformation in 1999, the East African Community is sending a regional force to the DRC. But can it win where others have failed?