In 2008, Kenya rolled back its democratic gains when parts of the country descended into chaos following contested election results.
The country will only have successful elections if the United Nations maintains its strong presence there, writes Reuben Loffman.
Out of 15 African countries which held elections in 2016, power changed hands only eight times. That's according to the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda told DW her critics do not understand the court's mandate.
Kinshasa was empty on Monday as the government warned it would break up opposition rallies.
Adama Barrow's party won an absolute majority in parliamentary elections, easily defeating the party of ousted leader Yahya Jammeh
The notion of South African exceptionalism runs deep. Many people in the country believe that in some cases they are superior to the rest of Africa
A court in Côte d’Ivoire cleared former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Proposed changes to Malawi's electoral system are straightforward and make sense. If adopted. they could revolutionise local politics
English-speaking Cameroon remains in upheaval as regional leaders are set to go on trial on Thursday accused of calling for secession.
A top US military commander says the LRA has been reduced to "irrelevance" after years of joint military operations have killed most of its forces.
Pressure is growing for Germany to compensate victims of a genocide in colonial-era Namibia.
A police official and his two armed guards have been gunned down in Kampala. President Museveni condemned the latest killing and vowed to take action
The African pushback is as a result of the ICC's own Africa strategy
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma four-year term as chairperson of the AU has ended. She will not be missed by many and leaves a profoundly divided AU behind her
A top court acquitted Mubarak of involvement in the killing of protesters during the popular revolt
New African Union Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat officially takes up his post on Tuesday. But who is Faki and what does he stand for?
After 22 years of dictatorship, The Gambia is steeling itself to face up to its troubled past of arbitrary arrests, torture and lives spent in exile.
Mujuru is running for president with her own party. But why should people vote for someone complicit in a regime that killed thousands?
Buhari has returned to the West African nation after nearly two months spent in the UK. His prolonged absence left many speculating about his health