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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...


Realpolitik, with plenty of guns

The government and many armed groups say a ground-breaking peace deal is possible within weeks. But they are yet to convince the sceptics

Suleiman al Dabailo, chairman of Sudan's Peace Commission, is talking up the progress made in power-sharing negotiations between the transitional government and the armed groups fr...


Clearing a path

Farmajo sacked his premier for not supporting his plan to postpone fair elections further and prolong his time in office

Prime Minister for over three years, Hassan Ali Khaire was unceremoniously sacked on 25 July after an overwhelming parliamentary vote of no-confidence. EU External Affairs Commissi...


From a grateful nation

Not content with being among the world's best-paid politicians, Kenyan lawmakers have ensured that their predecessors are also amply rewarded for their service. On 5 August, after ...


Oromia cracks open again

The murder of a musician-turned-activist and harsh repression has reignited tensions in the Prime Minister’s restive back yard

Oromo nationalists had hoped that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's administration would address their demands after thousands of activists lost their lives in protests that paved the wa...


A favourite for an impossible job

After several near misses in her search for a top international job, Amina Mohamed is a WTO front-runner. But what does she stand for?

Of all the candidates gunning for the helm of the World Trade Organisation, Amina Mohamed probably ranks as the best prepared for the contest. Along with the rival campaign of Nige...


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