Kizza Besigye's arrival in Kampala Thursday, the same day President Museveni was sworn in for a fourth term, was met with fresh violence as his supporters clashed with police.
Although it is helpful to have reliable numbers on rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo, that doesn't change the fact that so far there's no answer on how to bring those numbers down.
More than 400,000 women were raped in a 12-month period in 2006-07, according to a new study.
The trials of two former leaders of the FDLR militia group that has terrorized eastern Congo for more than 15 years may set a precedent for prosecuting diaspora leaders of armed groups.
Tense Britain-Malawi relations are symptomatic of how African nations are increasingly intolerant of Western criticism as China steps up its no-pressure approach to aid and trade.
A regional youth spike means more trouble, unless we change the game.
While conflict minerals are certainly an important factor in Congo's conflict, guest blogger Laura Seay is not convinced they're the most important factor.
The plan for formalizing Congo's mining industry relies on the removal of armed groups from the process, but that is a difficult task.
A new $650 million cable system connecting southern Africa with West Africa and Europe will double the capacity of South Africa's mobile phone and Internet networks.