They have a greater or lesser taste for the limelight and honours, but from Bamako to Kinshasa, via Conakry, Abidjan, Abuja, and Ouaga, Catholic or Muslim clerics have an undeniable influence on the public sphere. And this is not always to the delight of the powers that be. We delve into those influential persons in this series.
Established in 2002, the African Union continues to be perceived as ineffective and unreliable due to its lack of political will from its heads of state, who are reluctant to bolster the organisation's power - the only way to re-establish a bond of trust with the continent's populations.
Muhammadu Buhari won the Nigerian Presidential election back in 2015 on a promise that he would turn the ailing economy around, tapping into his background as a retired military general to end insecurity. But as Buhari prepares to leave office next year, we look back at his legacy and whether he made good on his election promises in this five-part series.
This year's general elections are shaping up to be one of the most important ones in Kenyan history as the two top contenders, Raila Odinga and William Ruto, are neck-at-neck for support. Follow our in-depth analysis on and explanations on this year's polls.