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Regime reality check

The poster child for the new Africa, Abiy Ahmed, faces tricky elections and more strident calls for local power-sharing

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his fresh-faced Prosperity Party (PP) are set for a tough struggle in elections despite domestic acclaim and enthusiastic international support, inclu...


Jockeying for position

Elections may be two years away but the race to form new electoral alliances already dominates national politics

Kenya began 2020 with erratic and intractable factional politics as the top two candidates for the next presidential election – William Ruto and Raila Odinga – counter each other's...


Back to the one-party state

Civil and political rights will remain constrained as Magufuli seeks a landslide in the general election to endorse his statist vision

The prospect of the October general election will dominate 2020. Last year, pre-poll government interference in the local elections saw up to 90% of opposition candidates being dis...


Peace deal wheelspin

Another extension prevents the peace deal from collapsing but there is little sign that the impasse can be broken despite a new US gambit

The latest peace deal is on life support despite the two leaders agreeing to form a unity government by February. Opposition leader Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon had refused to return t...


Building shaky bridges

The BBI report failed to deliver on the hype and looks set to produce more ethnic rivalry in the run-up to the 2022 elections

The much-hyped Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his erstwhile rival, opposition leader Raila Odinga in March 2018, was launche...


States of expectation

Other nations are queuing up to stake their claims to self-government in the wake of the Sidama referendum result

Even before voting began in November's referendum on Ethiopia's tenth regional state, plans were advancing to form a Sidama branch of Abiy Ahmed's new ruling party, the Prosperity ...


Unity or bust for 2021

The opposition is finding unity elusive while the President is already on the campaign trail ahead of the next elections

In the wake of the recent brutal attacks by security forces on protestors in Kampala, pundits ponder why the formidable mass movement of Bobi Wine and Kizza Besigye's Forum for Dem...


Assault on Mount Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta is trying to put an end to a simmering rebellion against his government in a region where discontent with him would be least expected – the Mount Ken...


Prize fight

Selected as a Nobel Peace Laureate, the Prime Minister faces mayhem in his home region

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is pushing to merge all the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front's regional member organisations, as well as affiliated ruling parties...

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Two-track talks on the grand dam

Sisi wants Trump's help to break the impasse with Ethiopia over the Nile dam. They meet in Washington but Addis insists nothing will change

Two negotiating tracks are emerging over the potential flashpoint between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over the effects of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the flow of the Nile....

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