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Insurgents take on the state on all fronts

Prime Minister Abiy’s plan for a unitary state and a modern economy is challenged by myriad local and regional rebellions

The mushrooming Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) insurgency is just one of many security challenges to the federal government in Addis Ababa that have spread since Abiy Ahmed took over ...


Rivals struggle to balance their tickets

The presidential candidates are agonising about their running mates as the deadline for nominations approaches

Coalition and power-sharing deals have been struck ahead of the 9 August presidential elections so the next question is the choice of presidential running mates, as the deadline ne...


Refugee deal faces delays as legal and political challenges grow

The arrangement under which London could send asylum-seekers to Kigali would be politically useful for both countries' leaders

Britain's plan to send asylum-seekers who cross the English Channel to Rwanda was due to start next month but faces serious legal challenges which could delay its introduction for ...


Battling over the legacy

The two candidates want to cherry-pick from President Kenyatta's legacy and avoid responsibility for the growing debt burden

The irony of having an election contest between a Deputy President campaigning in opposition to his government and an opponent endorsed by the President is lost on few Kenyans. Ove...


Washington eyes a base at Berbera

Intensifying competition between the US, Russia, China and the Gulf states boosts the strategic importance of Somaliland's port

Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi's trip to Washington DC last month may not have resulted in an exchange of ambassadors, but it looks as though the statelet will achieve de fact...


Supreme Court finally throws out Building Bridges plan

Presidential contender Raila Odinga pledges to revive his constitutional reform ideas should he win in August's elections

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was the most tangible policy outcome of the 2018 'handshake’ between President Uhuru Kenyatta and erstwhile opposition leader Raila Odin...


Top-level collusion suspected in atrocity

The latest Al Shabaab attacks, which may have had some security backing, aimed to delay the polls again

On 23 March Al Shabaab suicide bombers struck hard in the capital and Beled Weyne, focusing on the heavily-fortified Mogadishu airport complex which houses UN offices and foreign e...


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