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Prisoners' release sparks war cries

Intended as a conciliatory move, the release of political prisoners has been met with calls to intensify the war with Tigray

When the federal government released several high-profile political prisoners this month, supporting its planned national dialogue, leading Amhara politicians hit back warning that...


Military tactics dominate

A one-sided dialogue is unlikely to deliver peace as Prime Minister Abiy pushes for total victory

Both sides in the war between federal and Tigrayan forces will condition their willingness to negotiate on the military situation. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed starts the year having ...


Hustlers and handshakes

Government is on hold as a presidential race reliant on personalities and corralling regional blocs takes centre stage

Big challenges to President Uhuru Kenyatta's government are looming this year on the economic management front and on regional security. But barring a phenomenal new crisis, the po...


A praetorian transition

The battle between the generals and the resistance committees is intensifying after the exit of Prime Minister Hamdok

The resignation of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on 2 January ended the transition to civil rule and elections as defined in the August 2019 agreement. But it has clarified the pol...


Farmajo's dangerous trade-off

The President's corruption of the electoral process has weakened security, presaging a more authoritarian politics

Hopes that the elections would open a new political chapter and more accountable governance look misplaced. Even if the troubled presidential elections are held in 2022, they're un...


Raila's shallow coalition

Backed by the presidential camp, Odinga is now the establishment candidate, but he lacks his rival’s grassroots support

The kick-off of Raila Odinga's fifth presidential bid in front of around 100,000 people in Nairobi's Kasarani stadium on 10 December may have displayed 'Baba's' undimmed capacity t...


The junta seeks immunity

As they try to dominate the mooted transition, the ruling generals want to avoid prosecution for attacks on civilians

General Abdel Fattah al Burhan, the army chief and leader of a 25 October coup, is keen to keep the immunity from prosecution conferred on him as the country's de facto chief of st...


Safaricom sticking around

Undeterred by the escalating civil war and the United States' decision to freeze US$500 million to help with acquisition and development costs, Safaricom is pressing ahead with its...


Elections in grave danger

Farmajo's rival presidential candidates are so fed up with his manipulations of the electoral process they are calling for a boycott and mobilising their militias

Unable to negotiate with President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' or curb his manipulation of the polls to ensure he can return as president, the alliance of the presidential c...


Hamdok wavers as his isolation grows

The prime minister's position looks increasingly untenable as reformers distance themselves from the deal with the generals

Having lost the support of the street and the main opposition groupings, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok faces some stark choices: appoint the ministers of his choice, triggering a c...


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