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Allowance alliance

Members of parliament of the opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) have boycotted the National Assembly since August's controversial elections, bringing legislative business to...


Pepper spray

Three editors from the Ugandan satirical tabloid Red Pepper have been charged with libel and 'offensive communication' over a story alleging that Uganda's security services were pl...


Probing the gold

The African Gold Refinery, launched by President Yoweri Museveni in February, is being investigated by a United Nations panel of experts and two Ugandan anti-corruption agencies. T...


Farm-downs and cash-cows

Despite a massive oil find over ten years ago, inter-company disputes, and wrangles over taxation and a refinery are still slowing progress

Late last year, President Yoweri Museveni directed his technocrats and the oil companies to start production in two years. It's going to take more than State House decrees to get t...


Unpacking Raila's resistance

As the country simmers after its election re-run, churchmen take to diplomacy – and politicians to the street and social media

In an eloquent address to a full auditorium at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC on the morning of 9 November, Raila Odinga, leader of Ken...


Counting on the counties

Hopes are high that however dangerous national politics may be, regional government will reduce ethnic and economic tension

Devolving power to Kenya's 47 counties was one of the main provisions of the 2010 constitution drafted in response to the post-election violence in 2007-08. Moderate government and...


Buried in the wreckage

The 14 October bomb is still causing aftershocks, exposing fault lines in the government's approach and a lack of political purpose 

Al Shabaab's atrocity in Mogadishu on 14 October – the number of dead was recently updated to over 450 – is shedding light on some of Somalia's many contradictions. One...


Making policy on the hoof

President John Magufuli has picked an unexpected new fight on the Kenyan border. Over 1,100 cattle seized from Maasai herders in Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and Mara regions in late Oct...


Laying down the law

Arrests of dissidents and plans to restrict political freedom show Magufuli's authoritarian intent

Tanzania's experiment with multi-party democracy may be drawing to a close after 25 years and five general elections. A draft Political Parties Act proposing significant new restri...


No let-up in southern fighting

Battles rage in the southern province of Equatoria, where a rival rebel group threatens to split the opposition

Since the collapse of South Sudan's Western-backed peace deal in July 2016, civil war has engulfed much of the three Equatorian provinces which comprise the southern third of the c...


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