With widespread insecurity, escalating public discontent, an absence of the rule of law, pervasive poverty, and frail state institutions, Togo is ripe for a coup.
The widespread anti-France sentiment among the populations of Francophone Africa is the result of nearly 200 years of French meddling in the political and economic affairs of these countries.
If the Human Rights Council and its members genuinely condemn the atrocities committed in the war waged by the Ethiopian government on Tigray, they must demonstrate their commitment to accountability by extending ICHREE’s mandate.
Beneath the veneer of empty platitudes about acknowledging Africa’s role in conserving biodiversity and mitigating climate change, the Africa Climate Summit was mere geopolitics at play, with the West attempting to reinstate the hegemony it used to exercise over the continent.
India's initiative for African Union was the most daring diplomatic act.
One topic that has not gained prominence in the climate change discussions is that of land rights and tenure rights, and how all the planned climate action will impact these rights in Africa. With 90 percent of Africa’s rural lands being undocumented and informally administered, the communities that rely on these lands are at risk of losing their main source of livelihood to support activities that may further limit their capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change. African governments can begin addressing this as they convene at the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi in September, and in the...
It has been 13 years since Kenyans gave themselves a new constitution during which time there have been some setbacks and many gains in its implementation.
The African elites castigating the youth for celebrating military take-overs need to climb down from their ivory tower and understand that African youths want an end to their political, economic, and social imprisonment.
The countries of the Franc Zone may have achieved political independence but they remain enslaved by a colonial pact that guarantees that France remains the main beneficiary of their natural resources.
The root causes of the wars Liberia suffered have remained unaddressed for two decades; the first step to changing that is rebuilding trust.
The Nigerian government appears determined to proceed with its policy of removing the fuel subsidy. However, it is important that this decision is implemented in a manner that does not compromise the standard of living of low-income individuals.
The current political impasse is bigger than Ruto and Raila, both of whom are locked in a struggle for power even as the economic hardships of the visited upon Wenyenchi intensify. It is time for Kenyans to call a people-to-people dialogue to save ourselves.