The African court has demonstrated its autonomy in a continent where judicial independence remains shaky in many states.
As in 2013, the race for Kenya's presidency is between Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga
The diplomatic row between Qatar and its Arab neighbors is gradually enveloping African Muslim-majority nations.
Hichilema was arrested in April for allegedly failing to give way to President Edgar Lungu's motorcade.
Lesotho's army has often been accused of interfering in politics and its unexpected deployment during the vote caused heavy criticism.
The DRC has more internally displaced persons than any other country. That’s due to numerous violent conflicts – fuelled by a political crisis.
In Nigeria, Biafra has long been remembered as a former independent state at the centre of a bitter civil war.
Different French presidents over the past six decades, the French have been faithful to neo-colonial roots
Controversy is her middle name, but Nyanzi refuses to shy away from confronting some of the most feared politicians in Uganda with her unorthodox wit.
Gambia's justice minister claims former leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50-million from state coffers via a state telecoms company.
The government of Côte d’Ivoire says it has reached a deal with mutinying troops to end a four-day rebellion over pay
A Lusaka magistrate has acquitted Hakainde Hichilema on the charge of use of insulting language towards law enforcement officers
Opposition members had sought judicial permission for lawmakers to cast secret ballots against the president's leadership.
Kenya's next general election is slated for August 8 this year.
Union Day is celebrated in Tanzania and Zanzibar on April 26 annually, but there's little unity to speak of between the islands and the mainland today
Nigerian authorities have said 82 Chibok schoolgirls have been released into military custody in the north of the country.
African governments have transitioned from outright control of freedom of expression to a subtler manipulation of the press.
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