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Keeping up with the Kenyattas

As they take the field, the battle between the President and his deputy is testing the limits of ethnic politics

'You should go and insult your mother, not mine' said President Uhuru Kenyatta on 10 September to a small crowd just outside Nairobi. He was referring to two Kalenjin politicians &...


Juba shops for new image

The leaders of South Sudan, notorious for its civil war, inconclusive peace deals and corruption, have found $280,500 to hire a lobbyist to try to persuade the United States govern...


Watering down the wine

The failure of oppositionists Bobi Wine and Kizza Besigye to agree an alliance boosts President Museveni's electoral chances

The country's opposition parties are divided over tactics and local rivalries ahead of national elections next year. The hopes that the political sensation Robert Kyagulanyi, aka B...

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A government walkover

Years of restrictions and violence against the opposition makes President Magufuli a shoo-in for re-election in October

Tanzania is set for six weeks of phoney election campaigning before, as is widely expected, President John Pombe Magufuli secures a second five-year term on 28 October at the gener...


Regions take on the centre

With mass protests and unofficial elections, oppositionists in Oromia and Tigray are demanding the federal system be redrawn

Although Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government says it is trying to unite a divided Ethiopia, its opponents argue it is dismantling the multinational federation and replacing it w...

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Sins of the commission

The opposition claims President John Magufuli is pulling out all the stops to prevent its candidates being registered for the October general election, although it is unlikely to m...


Exile flies into a trap

The celebrated hotel manager turned regime opponent was flown to arrest in Kigali by the President's favourite charter jet company

Paul Rusesabagina, the real-life character behind the 2004 Hollywood movie Hotel Rwanda, ended up on show in Kigali in handcuffs on 4 September raising myriad questions of internat...


Trading favours

A trade deal between Nairobi and Washington appears to make political and economic sense for both sides but critics see dangers for Kenyatta

President Donald Trump has used his presidency to launch trade wars against China, the European Union and his North American Free Trade Association partners. His government has blo...


Terms of re-engagement

Normalise relations with Israel and compensate the victims of Al Qaida terrorism was the straightforward message from United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to Sudan's Prim...


The Kenyatta-Odinga deal starts fraying

As the Building Bridges Initiative stalls, politicians are readying for a battle over the top jobs

The Building Bridges Initiative – the political deal concocted between opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta – is in trouble again. Enough trouble...


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