Change requires the right set of political measures and an environment of tolerance and respect.
May 25 is Africa Day. It is neither a day for Afropessimists to gloat nor one for Afro-optimists to say the African dream has been achieved.
Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, will no longer serve a life sentence for conspiring to murder 239 protesters in Tahrir Square in 2011.
A far longer, rich history of Africa's civil uprisings is often missing in the analysis of today's protests.
Front runner in Tunisia's presidential vote, Beji Caid Essebsi, says only he can defend the country against the threat of Islamist extremism.
In a landmark election, Tunisians are voting for a new president, the first such vote since the overthrow of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
Global leaders attended the ceremony to formally adopt Tunisia's new Constitution as international lenders released funds to the now stable country.
Clashes in Egypt have led to the death of 49 people during rival rallies on the third anniversary of the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
The country has been seen as a model for democracy in the region but many Tunisians are growing impatient for change.
Arab interior ministers have been advised to confront the spread of extremism through social media networks with their own cyber know-how.
Dictatorships have been brought down in North Africa, but struggles for power have left a vacuum that has allowed the rise of an extremist movement.
Egypt's opposition coalition will not join a national dialogue called by President Mohamed Morsi because the proposal was not genuine, say members.
Cosatu's demonstration blocks Gauteng's highways, Egyptians take to the streets again and the royal family make a big announcement.
Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi has pardoned those charged or convicted of acts "in support of the revolution" since the beginning of the uprising.
Oil-rich Saudi Arabia has distributed $3.7-billion in aid to countries touched by the Arab Spring, most of it to Egypt and Jordan.
Tunisia's justice ministry has sacked 81 magistrates over suspicions of graft and their links to ousted president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's regime.
While the last 18 months have been marked by popular risings across Africa, Jean-Jacques Cornish reminds us that this isn't all that new.
Ali Khousrof -- judo fighter -- has been training for the London Olympics, even though he was shot in the abdomen during Yemen's Arab Spring uprising.
A key theme for this year's World Press Freedom Day will be how to preserve and deepen the free speech gains symbolised by the Arab Spring.