Jump to navigation

Displaying 1-10 out of 1889 results.

Poll fight for Farmajo

A former Shabaab leader stands a good chance of election in South West State and Mogadishu is determined to stop him

President Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed 'Farmajo' and his government experienced temporary relief on 2 December when the electoral commission supervising South West State's presidenti...


The year of the empty threat

Twelve months into Uhuru’s second term, Kenyans are taking stock, and taking aim at the failures in the anti-corruption campaign

Commentators and pundits have been giving their verdicts on the first year of President Uhuru Kenyatta's second term of office since the anniversary fell on 28 November. There is s...


Rounding up the suspects

The arrest of senior officials on corruption charges is popular with the public but many are Tigrayan, which is creating tension

For millions of Ethiopians, the arrest of former senior officials from the intelligence services and the Metals and Engineering Corporation (MetEC), a wayward military enterprise, ...


US strikes, Shabaab gains

US operations increase but the Islamists are showing resilience. The government is trying to manage expectations

The most lethal United States drone strike against Al Shabaab in over a year killed about 60 fighters at Aga Adde, near Galharere in the Central Region, on 16 October. The US offen...


Day return to Juba please

The much-publicised return of rebel leader Riek Machar to attend the 31 October peace celebrations in Juba was hailed as a milestone in the finalisation of the latest peace deal bu...


Push-ups and makeovers

Even when faced with an attempted coup d’état, Prime Minister Abiy somehow turned it into a public relations triumph

After disgruntled – and fully armed – troops marched into Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office in central Addis Ababa on 11 October, initial reports unconvincingly sugges...


Museveni widens the tent

President Yoweri Museveni is to appoint former members of the opposition as ministers, according to a leak of a cabinet list. The President means to divide the opposition and repai...


Populists hack at the budget

Backbench Jubilee and Nasa MPs are ganging up against revenue plans by President Kenyatta and Raila Odinga

On Tuesday 18 September, President Uhuru Kenyatta's governing Jubilee party and the opposition (at least in name) National Super Alliance (Nasa), led by Raila Odinga, held separate...


No cash, no peace

The new agreement between the warring parties has ambition but twice-bitten donors won’t fund it. Few believe it has a future

It's official: the peace agreement has been signed, all protocols observed, the countdown begun. With all parties supposedly on board, a Revitalised Transitional Government of Nati...


Displaying 1-10 out of 1889 results.