The continents’ regional organisations have a major role to play in maintaining peace and security, and Ecowas is taking the lead
Continent’s first-ever integration index - 'boldest yet' - launched. Finds that the biggest economies are not the best integrated
The geopolitical and economic case for Africa: why Francophone Africa matters--and in surprising ways.
Africa can make its own fortune; it just needs to ‘get’ the Francophone region to the table (PART 1)
Much of the divide between Anglophone and Francophone Africa is being bridged, but it has not always been so.
Opponents of President Alpha Conde had urged a delay over 'unreliable' electoral lists and problems with voter cards but pleas fell on deaf ears.
UPDATE: Burkina Faso cabinet dissolves powerful guards unit, as its leader admits coup had been a 'mistake'
Soldiers that were in charge of country for just under a week say they want to make sure they and their families are protected.
Tensions remained high in Ouagadougou, where most shops remained shuttered after a confrontation on Friday between elite troops and protestors.
Contrarian, arrogant, and a loner—Botswana’s Khama is finally thrust into the spotlight. It could get uncomfortable
As new SADC chair, he would be forgiven for blinking furiously as he tries to adjust—he has never played any major role internationally.
The president-for-life project in Africa seems to have become bolder, and is fighting back on the continent.
When two giants fight - Nigeria seeks to seize advantage on a S. Africa whose image is soiled by xenophobic attacks
The clash of two brands of regional "exceptionalism" is providing continental intrigue.
Could Nigeria do it? Vote gets thumbs up from observers, now fingers crossed as anxious wait for winner on
For Africa’s biggest economy, much is riding on the outcome, not least its status as one of the region’s hottest investment destinations.
West Africa votes: Nigeria at standstill, Ecowas urges Togo poll delay and tension over Guinea elections
Africa’s biggest economy shuts borders ahead of Saturday ballot as region in a flurry over polls
Opposition plotted with army to kick me out, former president says in an interview, saying only time will prove him right.
'Nice' Mauritius to vote and Kenyan superstar battles explosive doping claim: five quick African stories to end your week on
Investors also keep faith in Africa, South Sudan leaders under pressure as Boko Haram ups the ante for Nigerian government ahead of election.
The states in Central-Sahelian region are weak, so the war against extremists there has become one between France and the Jihadists.