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Fighting escalates as federal ties fray

As Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed calls for a national war, Tigrayan forces mobilise on three fronts

As fighting was spreading eastwards to Afar Region, on 18 July Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared a total war on the Tigray People's Liberation Front, bringing in soldiers from mos...


No good options on the table

With a lack of credible mediators and both sides ruling out political negotiations, the likeliest outcome is an intensifying conflict

All sides have to make some tough decisions on strategy as the eight-month fight for control of Tigray escalates, dragging in surrounding regions. Judging by the declarations of Pr...


Between money and the military

After negotiating a new round of credits, Khartoum’s respected prime minister warns that the old guard wants to derail the transition

The latest deal for debt relief and the signing of a US$2.5 billion credit with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are necessary but far from sufficient to keep the country's tr...

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Khartoum's fractious neighbours

The conflicts in Chad and Ethiopia are redrawing local and regional politics

Regional alignments have changed radically since the ousting of Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir and the National Congress Party regime in April 2019 and its replacement by a transition...


Nyusi annoys the neighbours

While 1,000 Rwandan police and troops, widely admired for their military qualities, have arrived on the Afungi peninsula to defend the liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure ag...


Digging deeper into debt

Debt and spending have mushroomed, but vested interests will fight attempts to rein in the elite’s cash cows

The Treasury's recent successful flotation of a billion dollars in Eurobonds signals that Kenya is not about to wean itself off a dangerous addiction to expensive commercial credit...


Why the dynasties fear Ruto

With his rivals mired in litigation and squabbling over who will be their candidate, the Deputy President is again the man to beat

With his rivals bogged down in court trying to salvage the Building Bridges Initiative, Deputy President William Ruto has re-emerged as the man to beat in next August's presidentia...


Battles for the polls resume

An uneasy calm reigns in the capital as the prime minister's shaky consensus on the elections moves forward

After months of delay and violent confrontations Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has found a path through the obstacles which have been preventing elections since last Septemb...


War casts shadow over Abiy's election plan

Communal clashes in five regions and all-out conflict in Tigray will undermine the legitimacy of the new government

It was meant to be a landmark election, a critical stage in Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's proclaimed agenda for democratic transition after decades of authoritarian rule. Ahead of vo...

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A slightly bigger tent

In the febrile post-election climate, President Yoweri Museveni's attempts to co-opt his political rivals and dissidents are proving tortuous for the ruling National Resistance Mov...


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