Mo Ibrahim's governance index, released Tuesday, is a way for Africans outside Africa to prove their worth to Westerners, but those on the African continent don't understand why it should matter.
Critics claim the arrest of media mogul Raymond Dokpesi, the director of opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Babangida's campaign, was politically motivated.
Nigerian leadership has a record of failure and the roots can be traced to Nigerian society, where echoes of slavery linger, guest blogger Jeremy Weate argues.
A report on the Congo mass rapes this summer makes it clear that while UN forces in the area were guilty of negligence by not knowing enough to stop the events, they did not play a direct role in the mass rapes.
The UN report on the Congo genocide, heavily criticized last month when a draft was leaked, was formally released today with tempered accusations against Rwanda and Uganda.
Henry Okah, the former leader of the Nigerian rebel group that claimed responsibility for a car bomb that killed 12 people in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, on Friday, is due in South African court Monday.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has welcomed the UN's 'mapping report' of atrocities committed by Congo's neighbors in the late 1990s. Now it walks a fine line between justice and 'brotherly relations'?
A top member of a Congo opposition group in South Africa says assailants attempted to kidnap him last week because he is rallying Congolese nationals against President Kabila.
South African workers, who launched a three-week strike over wage disputes with the government, are set to resume talks with the government Monday.
After the Zimbabwe government paid North Korean sculptors $600,000 for two monuments honoring a Zimbabwe freedom fighter, fierce criticism led to their dismantlement.
The Nigeria explosion prompts blogger Jeremy Weate, an Abuja resident, to wonder if there's anything to celebrate on Nigerian Independence Day.
While plans for South Sudan referendum move forward, preparations for a vote on Abyei, a contested border region that could join South Sudan, are making little headway.
As South Sudan referendum approaches, Obama needs to take more decisive action to prevent the referendum from leading to a civil war or from not even happening.
Some countries have taken steps to block cellphone use during unrest, eliminating a key tool for African activists and organizers.
Some of the causes of Greece's economic collapse are present in Kenya today – could the same thing happen there?