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Poll calendar under pressure

Against a stream of disputes and delays, doubts are growing that the elections will be peaceful, credible or on schedule

For a candidate who is way ahead of his rivals in the opinion polls, President Uhuru Kenyatta strikes the pose of a surprisingly angry and intemperate man. On 7 March at Lodwar in ...


Pariahs united

A United Nations report provides evidence that outcasts stick together, if not always honourably. North Korea has been providing military radios to Eritrea, in violation of UN sanc...


Museveni goes for gold

The official launch of African Gold Refinery comes amid concerns that its raw material comes from neighbouring conflict zones

President Yoweri Museveni has inaugurated East Africa's first refinery capable of refining gold to international standards of 99.9% purity. Speaking on 21 February at its ceremonia...


Sour fate of sugar project

The government claims it wants self-sufficiency in sugar but importers seem once more to have triumphed

The demise of the sugar production company Bagamoyo EcoEnergy (BEE) after millions of dollars of investment over ten years is being seen as much as a test of President John Maguful...


Shock pick for PM

Newly elected President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo''s nomination on 23 February of Norwegian-Somali Hassan Ali Khaire as Prime Minister caused widespread surprise in Mogadis...


Power before food

President Salva Kiir Mayardit's beleaguered government seems not to grasp the seriousness of the 20 February official declaration of famine, jointly by Juba and the United Nations,...


Registering interest

The opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) electoral pact has had an early setback in its bid to win power at the August general elections. After a 30-day electoral registration...


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 ...


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