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Believe the handshake

President Uhuru Kenyatta was affable good humour personified on 17 April when he nipped across London's Mayfair from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to the Chatham Hou...


Abiy goes goodwill hunting

After two weeks in office, new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has produced little policy detail, let alone tangible achievements, but the choice of destinations to launch his premiershi...


Salva's bunker mentality

A reshuffle has seen the President promote his kinsmen to shore up his position, but that narrows his base and could weaken him further

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has tightened his control over key finance and security posts by appointing loyalists from his home region. In March, Salva sacked Stephen Dhieu Dau a...


Abiy makes a promising start

Expectations are high that the youthful new Oromo Prime Minister can be a unifying force. He's even trying to reconcile with Eritrea

The ruling party took a promising step towards greater stability when it elected Abiy Ahmed, the head of its Oromia wing, as its new Chairperson and Prime Minister on 27 March.


Funds for all the family

Parliament is at odds with the executive. Cash is coursing through the chamber as proxies of foreign states fight for supremacy

Until mid-February, Mogadishu's parliament had been in recess while the government went about its business. So controversial was the business that Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire...


Enemies without and within

The President’s authoritarian measures are meeting increasing resistance, but he is set on his course and has made ugly threats against dissenters

Half-way through his first term, President John Pombe Magufuli is under pressure. Facing a mainstream political threat from the opposition Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadem...


Cash pipeline set to flow

An influx of cash is expected now that debts to Khartoum are almost clear. Arms and oilfield security will have first call on the money

Oil money will soon begin flowing into South Sudan's coffers once more as the clearance of all its arrears to Khartoum approaches. Juba is due to wipe out its final debts to Kharto...


Mogadishu fires broadside at UAE

The government's expulsion of an important Gulf company is the latest example of growing commercial and security rivalries in the Horn

The vote by Somalia's parliament on 12 March to expel the state-owned United Arab Emirates company DP World in protest against its $442 million deal to build a new port at Berbera,...


Salva stalls the peacemakers

The government is exploiting Riek Machar's obduracy to push back against pressure from the mediators in Addis Ababa

South Sudan's sequestered president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, made a rare excursion out of Juba the first week of March. Rarer still, the trip was within the country's borders. 'I want...


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