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Ugly compromises

President Farmajo is pushing through a flawed electoral system and the fallout has led to demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital

The main response of the government to the crowds that have gathered to protest the new electoral law and the postponement of elections is to fire shots over their heads. Throughou...


Lissu heads for home

Two and a half years after being shot 40 times by suspected government gunmen outside the National Assembly in Dodoma, opposition leader Tundu Lissu says he will return to Tanzania...


The pride of lions

The obstacles to agreement over managing the Blue Nile dam are more about internal politics than technical issues

The positions of Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam seemed as far apart as their respective capital cities as officials began another round of video-confer...

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A big tent for Moi's children

The President's attempts to co-opt oppositionists has reunited young Turks promoted by the late President Moi

Thirty years after the Saba Saba protests triggered the battle for the restoration of multiparty politics in Kenya, veterans of that struggle might be troubled to see that the curr...


Media denied oxygen

The government campaign against press freedom has gone into overdrive during the coronavirus pandemic. The most recent outlet to fall foul of the country's increasingly harsh censo...


Magufuli wants a mega-dam

Experts say solar power is a better bet than projects like the Stiegler's Gorge dam, which has got the go-ahead in spite of conservationist concern

Plans to build a dam across the Rufiji River at Stiegler's Gorge pre-date Tanzania's independence, but no public or private finance could be found for the venture until 2018, when ...


Taxing targets

The budget Minister for Finance and Planning Philip Mpango presented to parliament on 11 June held no surprises for citizens, but the next day's passing of the Finance Act caused a...


Uhuru takes it out on his party

An angry President Kenyatta vents his frustrations on dissident Jubilee MPs. His deputy stays within the tent for now

For the first time in three years, President Uhuru Kenyatta invited all 404 Jubilee Party legislators – 337 MPs and 67 Senators – to a parliamentary group meeting at St...


Shabaab’s surge

The Islamist militia is making new strides in the north-east. It may even have designs on Ethiopia’s troubled Somali region and Somaliland

While most attention focuses on the preparations for elections later in the year, Al Shabaab is targeting Puntland in a campaign of assassination, and its operations throughout nor...


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