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Big data state

A new compulsory identity card raises questions about privacy, the succession and the President’s business friends

Although overshadowed by President Uhuru Kenyatta's annual State of the Nation address on 4 April, the political establishment came together in a rare episode of bipartisanship to ...


Out for the count

It was hardly surprising that government soldiers should abandon their posts after not being paid

Army day in Somalia is 12 April. But March was mutiny month. The country is still counting the cost after the Somali National Army abandoned three major bases in Gedo, Lower and Mi...


'Not even the Pope'

An extraordinary display of humility by Pope Francis shocked the rival leaders but has not make the tenuous peace less fragile

On 10 and 11 April, South Sudan's rival warring leaders, President Salva Kiir Mayardit and former Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, met at the Vatican face to face for perha...


The revolution rumbles on

Oppositionists keep up the pressure, pushing Omer el Beshir's quarrelling successors into early concessions

The millions of Sudanese activists taking on one of the world's most ruthless regimes, forcing two of its leaders from power in a couple of days, say they have started a revolution...

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Nuts to the market

President Magufuli’s bold move to bypass the cashew middleman by bringing in the army is likely to have disastrous results

Last November, President John Pombe Magufuli ordered the army to take over the transport and processing of Tanzania's entire cashew harvest of more than 200,000 tonnes. Now, with t...


Assoumani's way

Comoros's tenuous democracy appears under continuing threat as the confrontation between opposition and government after the contentious 24 March re-election victory of President A...


Farming gamble fails

Ambitions for venture capital in agriculture – once the Next Big Thing – are foundering

The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), one of ex-President Jakaya Kikwete's favourite projects, touted globally as a radical policy to support smallholders...

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Sibling rivalry turns ugly

A mixture of real fears and deep paranoia on both sides lies behind the current crisis, stirring memories of a vicious clash nearly 20 years ago

Ten days after Rwanda closed its main border post with Uganda on 28 February, forcing trucks and buses from Uganda into days-long delays at the customs post of the quieter Mirama H...


Is it an olive branch?

President John Magufuli's Foreign Minister, Augustine Mahiga, took Brussels aback last month when he announced that talks would re-open on the stalled Economic Partnership Agreemen...


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