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Dangers of two-track campaigning

Underneath bland mainstream media coverage, social media and vernacular broadcast stations are stirring ethnic divisions

Hopes for credible and peaceful national elections in August are getting shakier. Hate speech and ethnic-baiting in local languages are back in force. Frustrated by official compla...


June for Juma

President Uhuru Kenyatta's government is trying again to secure the Commonwealth Secretary-General post, running an energetic campaign on behalf of its candidate, Monica Juma. Cabi...


Communications breakdown

Tanzania's Energy Minister, January Makamba, continued his attempt to rejuvenate the power sector by announcing a clear-out of all the staff of the troubled power utility Tanzanian...


Making the vote count

Voter registration ahead of the August general election is low because people are disillusioned with politicians and the system, say analysts and activists, and also because of bac...


Border reopening points to diplomatic thaw

President Museveni's son and putative successor played key role in sensitive negotiations as Kampala and Kigali discuss new regional security threats

The agreement between Uganda's General Muhoozi Kainerugaba and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame to re-open their countries' common land border on 31 January was driven by economic lo...


The on-off elections are back on

Western officials banged heads together in Mogadishu to forestall more clashes and force agreement. Polling should now end by 25 February

The country has stepped back from the brink once more as the tension eased between President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' and the man he suspended as prime minister, Mohamed ...


The politics of division

Polarised parliamentary battles on an elections bill reflect starker ethnic divisions within the country at large

After filibusters and fisticuffs in parliament before Christmas, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his chosen successor Raila Odinga got what they wanted on 8 January, when the National...


After concessions, rival armies fight on

Addis Ababa released some prisoners and Tigray proposed a ceasefire. But despite weakened forces, there is little prospect of negotiations

The slowing of military operations follows 14 months of fighting which have inflicted heavy losses on both the Federal army and the Tigray forces and killed thousands of civilians....

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World Bank's hidden charges

Norway's Auditor-General has uncovered millions of dollars in hidden administrative costs after probing a US$100 million grant to Uganda. The grant was from the Global Partnership ...


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