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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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Addis calling

The race is on to snap up the two new telecom licences Ethiopia plans to award by the end of March. Kenyan SafariCom is teaming up with parent group Vodacom, while other multinatio...


Water cannon fodder

The assault on leading oppositionist Kizza Besigye by police on his way to a Forum for Democratic Change meeting on 4 November was the latest in a series of violent crackdowns on t...


Ruto-Raila (round one)

The by-election campaigns for Kibra (previously Kibera), Kenya's largest slum, near downtown Nairobi, turned into a full-dress rehearsal of the political contest between Deputy Pre...


Get out of jail cashcard

President John Magufuli's decision to resolve corruption cases through cash-based plea-bargaining rather than the dysfunctional law courts is already producing results.


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