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A military-Islamist complex

To rescue the economy, the new government will have to free it from the grip of the generals, the spies and corrupt politicians

Just as the spiralling price of bread was the trigger for the four months of nationwide protests that led to the toppling of President Omer Hassan el Beshir on 10 April, the politi...


Farmajo's big push

The President is planning to launch a new anti-Al Shabaab military offensive. But the auguries are not favourable

New talks are taking place between the government of President Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed 'Farmajo', the United States, Ethiopia and the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) t...


A battle against the clock

Talks between the generals and the opposition about the shape of the transition are floundering

At the heart of the contest is the fight for control of the interim regime: whether ultimate power should rest with the military or the proposed civilian council. The Forces for Fr...


Belt, road and pork barrel

The President heads into uncharted territory in dealings with China but also with opponents and allies at home

While the leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Mozambique brought their official staff to China's recent Belt and Road Forum last week, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta also br...


Chill on the border

Last year's rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea was supposed to be about breaking down barriers, but a stuttering process has seen them rise again after an initial thaw. Eri...


Big data state

A new compulsory identity card raises questions about privacy, the succession and the President’s business friends

Although overshadowed by President Uhuru Kenyatta's annual State of the Nation address on 4 April, the political establishment came together in a rare episode of bipartisanship to ...


Out for the count

It was hardly surprising that government soldiers should abandon their posts after not being paid

Army day in Somalia is 12 April. But March was mutiny month. The country is still counting the cost after the Somali National Army abandoned three major bases in Gedo, Lower and Mi...


'Not even the Pope'

An extraordinary display of humility by Pope Francis shocked the rival leaders but has not make the tenuous peace less fragile

On 10 and 11 April, South Sudan's rival warring leaders, President Salva Kiir Mayardit and former Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, met at the Vatican face to face for perha...


The revolution rumbles on

Oppositionists keep up the pressure, pushing Omer el Beshir's quarrelling successors into early concessions

The millions of Sudanese activists taking on one of the world's most ruthless regimes, forcing two of its leaders from power in a couple of days, say they have started a revolution...

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