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Burhan lets the Islamists back in

Shorn of political alternatives and determined to remain in power, the junta is falling back on Islamists of all stripes to shore up the regime

Six months after the Sudanese military seized power again, a new reality is taking shape for the junta. Whether it was always part of the military's aims, or simply a consequence o...

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Unloved Hemeti under pressure

The junta's second-in-command's parallel armed forces and business interests give him muscle but win him few friends

General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo 'Hemeti', number two in Sudan's ruling Sovereign Council, is under pressure from all sides, as his relations deteriorate with the military, increasing...


Farmajo faces the ultimate test

Parliament looks like picking a new president on 15 May because the incumbent has alienated far too many MPs

Looked at from the perspective of last April, the latest political developments seem improbable, even absurd. A year ago Mogadishu was on a war footing and President Mohamed Abdull...


Kenya sponsors risky anti-militia plan

Nairobi has assembled regional states to fight Congolese armed groups, but they include the very countries the groups depend on for aid

An agreement by regional governments to form a joint military force to deploy against armed groups in Congo-Kinshasa looks like a diplomatic masterstroke by Kenya, which is coordin...


Mind the gap

Devolution was supposed to help bridge the yawning gap between Kenya's rich and poor counties by driving fairer allocation of resources. In reality, it is at best slowing the pace ...


An Oromo rebellion constrains Abiy

Under international pressure, the federal government promised a truce in Tigray but is now losing ground to the Oromo insurgency

Just weeks after its 24 March announcement of an 'indefinite humanitarian truce' in the civil war in northern Ethiopia centred around the defiant Tigray region, the federal governm...


Insurgents take on the state on all fronts

Prime Minister Abiy’s plan for a unitary state and a modern economy is challenged by myriad local and regional rebellions

The mushrooming Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) insurgency is just one of many security challenges to the federal government in Addis Ababa that have spread since Abiy Ahmed took over ...


Rivals struggle to balance their tickets

The presidential candidates are agonising about their running mates as the deadline for nominations approaches

Coalition and power-sharing deals have been struck ahead of the 9 August presidential elections so the next question is the choice of presidential running mates, as the deadline ne...


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