Regional power Ecowas, which has just seen off yet another dictator in Yahya Jammeh, started off with a tame agenda 42 years ago.
Although Ecowas and the AU made sure that Yahya Jammeh stepped down after losing the elections in The Gambia, caution is warranted
From a democratic perspective nobody can, in all honesty, be satisfied with the process that now results in the inauguration of Donald Trump.
An economist and former central bank governor, Mahamudu Bawumia, was sworn in as vice president.
The discourse of “othering” has been gaining traction in national and global politics.
Elections do not necessarily translate to democracy; instead, it is the issue of electoral governance that is important.
Ali Bongo seems to have won Gabon's elections. Yet his contested "victory" has radically changed the political field in this soft democracy.
Citizens, community leaders, civil society practitioners – even politicians – have all been reluctant to discuss matters of development and politics.
Leaders like Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe use term-limit changes to extend their reign - but people are protesting, fighting for change.
“In 60 years of independence, we have failed to agree on a permanent constitution that preserves…rights"
An escalation could see the military seize power, but Nkurunziza has support in the countryside and the governments in the region, except Tanzania.
Mugabe stuck a knife in Mujuru’s back, bundling her out as VP and having her kicked out of the party – supporters say she is not toast yet.
Critics have no knowledge of Swazi culture, he says in address in parliament
Some ruling supporters hoisted a mock coffin of runner-up Hichilema, saying they had politically buried him after his 4th attempt at the presidency.
Think your resolution is tough? Just see what some of these countries are up against.
When the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, world politics changed forever. But did Africa benefit?
Khama wins second term as Botswana's BDP becomes Africa's, and one of the world's, longest-ruling democratic parties
In a growing sign of the weariness over the BDP's domination of power, the opposition warned of authoritarian tendencies.
Africa loves 'democracy', but also likes its military dictators, one-party rule, and Big Men - study
Although most Africans say they support democracy, more than half also support some form of authoritarian rule
Because of Ebola, a South Korean restaurant won’t admit Africans, and an Italian school requires more health checks for African students.