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The President's anger

Kenyatta’s frustration with the slowness of change is visible as he looks to his legacy and Ruto ponders the next election

For a leader who has tamed the political ambitions of the main opposition party and brought it to support his government's national unity and development agenda, President Uhuru Ke...


Mountains to climb

The success of the Prime Minister’s reforms depends on how he manages intricate regional and ethnic power struggles

Abiy Ahmed was one of the star attractions at the Davos circus. Yet after leaving the World Economic Forum with the applause ringing in his ears, more down-to-earth political machi...


From bullet to ballot

Nearly 18 months after suspected government gunmen poured 40 bullets into Tundu Lissu, MP, outside the National Assembly in Dodoma, the most persistent thorn in the side of Preside...


Three's a crowd

The marriage of convenience between Uhuru and Raila will start to unravel as money grows tight and a rival consort asserts himself

Kenya's political landscape in 2019 will be dominated by two-way competition between Deputy President William Ruto of the ruling Jubilee Party and former Prime Minister Raila Oding...

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Sliding into autocracy

President Magufuli is stifling liberties but investment confidence is crashing and resource nationalism is yielding few benefits

Since entering office a little over three years ago, President John Pombe Magufuli has focused on domestic affairs. Despite the approach of the 2020 general election, he will pay g...


Mogadishu lashes out

Hidden frustrations broke surface when Farmajo expelled the UN envoy, underlining major differences with the international community on the way forward

The expulsion of Nicholas Haysom, the UN Secretary General's Special Representative in Somalia, has opened a rift with the powers backing the federal government and financing the m...


Fighting fear with freedom

Abiy Ahmed calculates that a new era of democracy and respect for civil rights could counter any backlash to his reforms

It promises to be another tumultuous year for Ethiopia and its struggling ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front. After what amounted to an interna...


Peace maybe, prosperity no

Old adversaries finally appear ready to make a go of peace but the international community is reluctant to foot the bill

If everything goes to plan and on schedule, South Sudan should finally turn the corner in 2019 and take its rightful place among the community of African states that have recovered...


A fragmentary future

Farmajo is becoming dictatorial as dissension grows in the international community and prospects for federal unity and isolating Shabaab recede

The last year was full of promise of greater change during this year. Regional relations were dominated by the sea-change in policy brought about by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy ...


The people's spring against Beshir

Long-standing opposition groups and former regime allies are demanding the President's exit in the biggest protests since he seized power 30 years ago

Three weeks of opposition demonstrations across the country have left President Omer Hassan el Beshir much weakened, and vulnerable to machinations in the National Congress Party r...


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