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The Egypt model isn't working

As negotiations for the transition stretch out, activists are blocking plans for a born-again junta

Backed by money and guns from allies in the Gulf and Cairo, the ruling generals in Khartoum had hoped by now to have consolidated a new regime, complete with co-opted civilians, fo...


One rule for the party

Factions are struggling for advantage within the ruling CCM. But outside it, opposition and dissent are dangerous

With 15 months to go to the 2020 general election, President John Pombe Magufuli faces blatant dissent from senior figures in the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM). Yusuf Makamba an...


Spinner caught in web

In the months leading up to the August 2017 polls in Kenya, rumours flew that data-mining consultancy Cambridge Analytica, then at the height of its notoriety, had been hired by Pr...


Military roadblocks

The ruling generals in the sprawling security system will try to control the transition, whatever the cost

The security structures – the rival armed and intelligence groups – that grew up under the National Islamic Front (NIF) and its successor National Congress Party regime...


Roads, rails, pots and kettles

Westerners are fuelling fears about the government’s appetite for Chinese loans. But their funding models are not that different

According to some of the opinion columns in its newspapers, Kenya is currently on a reckless borrowing spree in which the country has mortgaged some of its key assets – notably Mom...


The politics behind the putsch

The most serious attack so far on Abiy Ahmed’s premiership signals how difficult his reforms will be to achieve

It was a deadly coup de thêatre. The simultaneous slaying of the premier of the Amhara regional state, the second most populous in the federation, and the Defence Force Chief of St...


'Rot' in the Commission

A parliamentary probe into the management of the 2017 elections found serial irregularities and recommends possible criminal charges

When, in April, the Kenyan parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) delivered its report on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission's performance during the 2017 el...


Freedom under fire

As it tries to shoot down the democracy protests, the junta underplays the deepening splits in its own ranks

Such was the horror wreaked by the Rapid Support Forces' (RSF) massacre squad on 3 June that the tentative steps towards dialogue this week between the pro-democracy protesters and...

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Washington stirs the UN pot

State Department choices prompt a resurgence of anti-US sentiment as oil goes up for grabs

The nomination on 30 May of the United States diplomat James Swan as the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in Somalia has deepened divisions within the country's politi...


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