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From revolution to realpolitik

Neither side likes the deal. The generals want to play for time and the activists see it as a first step to power

For the thousands gathering in central Khartoum, waving flags and sounding horns around the Friendship Hall, the constitutional declaration initialled on 4 August was far from the ...


Cashew crisis grinds on

The President’s decision to act first and reflect later is proving costly for what should be the country’s most valuable export crop

Last November, President John Pombe Magufuli took cashew marketing out of the hands of private traders, who refused to pay the price he demanded for raw cashew and brought in the a...


A killing joke

A fake letter detailing an assassination plot against the Deputy President has widened the fault lines within the ruling elite

The political drama sparked by a fake letter claiming that several cabinet ministers from President Uhuru Kenyatta's Mount Kenya homeland had been plotting to kill Deputy President...


The Egypt model isn't working

As negotiations for the transition stretch out, activists are blocking plans for a born-again junta

Backed by money and guns from allies in the Gulf and Cairo, the ruling generals in Khartoum had hoped by now to have consolidated a new regime, complete with co-opted civilians, fo...


One rule for the party

Factions are struggling for advantage within the ruling CCM. But outside it, opposition and dissent are dangerous

With 15 months to go to the 2020 general election, President John Pombe Magufuli faces blatant dissent from senior figures in the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM). Yusuf Makamba an...


Spinner caught in web

In the months leading up to the August 2017 polls in Kenya, rumours flew that data-mining consultancy Cambridge Analytica, then at the height of its notoriety, had been hired by Pr...


Military roadblocks

The ruling generals in the sprawling security system will try to control the transition, whatever the cost

The security structures – the rival armed and intelligence groups – that grew up under the National Islamic Front (NIF) and its successor National Congress Party regime...


Roads, rails, pots and kettles

Westerners are fuelling fears about the government’s appetite for Chinese loans. But their funding models are not that different

According to some of the opinion columns in its newspapers, Kenya is currently on a reckless borrowing spree in which the country has mortgaged some of its key assets – notably Mom...


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