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The untouchable funds

Frauds uncovered in state pension and other public savings schemes are set to escape President Magufuli's anti-corruption blitz

It is looking increasingly likely that President John Magufuli's anti-corruption campaign will steer clear of investigating the abuse of state pension funds, including the National...


MPs reject foreigners' choice

Angered by corruption and continuing insecurity, MPs picked the maverick Farmajo. But the regime still depends on outside help

Colonel Gebre's face was a study in distress. Ethiopia's ubiquitous pro-consul, who has never concealed his sense of entitlement to decide Somalia's future, was crestfallen as the ...


Poaching and gamekeeping

An increasingly public rift has opened between Forum for Democratic Change leader Kizza Besigye and the celebrated journalist Andrew Mujuni Mwenda. Mwenda been accusing Besigye of ...


Access all assets

The arrest of Abdiaziz Hassan Giyaajo Amalo, a trusted advisor of outgoing President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, will be of interest to the government of United States President Donald ...


Kith, kin and cosh

Army reshuffles ensure ruling family dominance and install tough officers to deal with regional unrest

The mid-January reshuffle of the upper levels of the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF)was a characteristically careful balance of tribal allegiance and political planning desig...


The endless election

Bombs, bribery, and dirty deals have delayed the selection of the president. The electoral process has lost credibility

Some six months after around 20,000 'electors' started choosing members of parliament, the electoral process is still going on. On 8 February, goes the latest forecast, the selecti...


Another Kenya army base hit

The Kenya Defence Force suffered a devastating blow at the hands of Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen on 27 January when the jihadists overran an army base at Kulbiyow (sometimes ...


Museveni's marathon

The President is hoping for a calmer year than last but his latest plans to stay on and hand over to his son could yet stir unrest

President Yoweri Museveni will use 2017 to launch a constitutional review that many suspect is designed to ensure the indefinite continuation of his presidency. A new Constitutiona...


Development state digs in

The political crisis shows no sign of abating but the opposition remains in disarray. The economic cost of the turmoil is rising

The government says that it is listening to the people and is considering reform in the wake of the violence and unrest in Amhara and Oromia for much of 2016. Yet the state of emer...


Money and the military

As its foreign reserves dwindle, the Khartoum regime will face mounting protest on the street and a more determined opposition

Rising economic pressure and growing popular protest will test the National Congress Party (NCP) regime again this year and much will depend on the ability of opposition groups, bo...


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