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General Al Burhan's power grab

Worried about losing political and economic power as well as facing prosecution for mass killings, military officers scupper the transition

Army officers led by General Abdel Fattah al Burhan overthrew the transitional government on 25 October and put Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest despite hundreds of...


Kenyatta mulls the high cost of the handshake

Fresh from addressing UN and US officials on his country's political successes, the President faces a bumpy economy ahead of next year's elections

When he addressed the UN Security Council on 12 October President Uhuru Kenyatta joined other speakers to argue that mismanagement of ethnic diversity often caused political violen...


Abiy's war party digs in

Inaugurated in front of regional leaders, the Prime Minster has shuffled his cabinet and launched a massive new offensive in Tigray

Signs decorated with flowers and reading 'A New Beginning' in readiness for Abiy Ahmed's grand inauguration in Addis Ababa on 4 October held little reality even for his most determ...


Into the hell of war, again

Reports from the field say the Tigray forces have held off the first wave of the new federal offensive and may be gaining ground

In the run-up to the first year's anniversary of the war in Tigray, no clear victor has emerged and there is a high risk that the conflict, devastating lives and the economy, could...

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Raila beats Ruto as the oligarchs' favourite

Central Province – President Kenyatta's home area – is now the swing region ahead of next year's elections

In ever greater numbers, presidential contenders are trooping to Central Kenya in search of grassroots supporters as well as endorsements from the Mount Kenya oligarchs.


Rivalry holds back the region

Regional trade has largely recovered from the pandemic, but is still hampered by political battles

East Africa's economy grew the fastest of all Africa's regions before the pandemic. Growth was predicted at 5.1% for 2020 pre-Covid – largely driven by strong spending on inf...


Regime blames MPs for killings

After police failed to trace the assassins who killed 26 people in Masaka, the government declares it was two opposition MPs

No sooner had Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana, MPs belonging to Bobi Wine's National Unity Platform (NUP), been released on bail on murder charges on 29 September than the...


Placing faith in future coal

Although the government has signed up to multiple climate change commitments, coal-mining is set to grow

A slew of major projects backed by Chinese official finance ran into the sand during the presidency of John Magufuli, and President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been trying to put them ...


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