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Freedom under fire

As it tries to shoot down the democracy protests, the junta underplays the deepening splits in its own ranks

Such was the horror wreaked by the Rapid Support Forces' (RSF) massacre squad on 3 June that the tentative steps towards dialogue this week between the pro-democracy protesters and...

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Washington stirs the UN pot

State Department choices prompt a resurgence of anti-US sentiment as oil goes up for grabs

The nomination on 30 May of the United States diplomat James Swan as the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in Somalia has deepened divisions within the country's politi...


Seeds of instruction

Premier Abiy Ahmed’s focus on a democratic transition faces heavy challenges as the ruling coalition struggles to rein in conflict

With preparations for landmark elections less than a year away and behind schedule, with the country trapped in a security crisis and an ethnic group threatening to declare the fed...


Enemies without, and within

UN peacekeepers and other security sources confirm that units from at least two battalions of the Rwanda Defence Force have taken positions inside Congo-Kinshasa, to hunt down grou...


Cutting a deal on a knife-edge

From armed clashes to roundtable talks to threats of a walk-out, the transition jolts from crisis to crisis

Veering from armed clashes to roundtable talks, the negotiations between the ruling generals and civilian activists remain fraught, with hundreds of thousands of protesters camped ...

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A military-Islamist complex

To rescue the economy, the new government will have to free it from the grip of the generals, the spies and corrupt politicians

Just as the spiralling price of bread was the trigger for the four months of nationwide protests that led to the toppling of President Omer Hassan el Beshir on 10 April, the politi...


Farmajo's big push

The President is planning to launch a new anti-Al Shabaab military offensive. But the auguries are not favourable

New talks are taking place between the government of President Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed 'Farmajo', the United States, Ethiopia and the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) t...


A battle against the clock

Talks between the generals and the opposition about the shape of the transition are floundering

At the heart of the contest is the fight for control of the interim regime: whether ultimate power should rest with the military or the proposed civilian council. The Forces for Fr...


Belt, road and pork barrel

The President heads into uncharted territory in dealings with China but also with opponents and allies at home

While the leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Mozambique brought their official staff to China's recent Belt and Road Forum last week, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta also br...


Chill on the border

Last year's rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea was supposed to be about breaking down barriers, but a stuttering process has seen them rise again after an initial thaw. Eri...


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