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Hamdok wavers as his isolation grows

The prime minister's position looks increasingly untenable as reformers distance themselves from the deal with the generals

Having lost the support of the street and the main opposition groupings, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok faces some stark choices: appoint the ministers of his choice, triggering a c...


No jaw, jaw – just war, war

Neither side in Ethiopia's growing conflict is ready to negotiate, as Addis Ababa targets the supposed enemy within

At the beginning of last week, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced he was going to take command of the Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) on the frontline against the rebels. ...


Channelling wealth

The extradition of two Moi-era senior officials has inched closer after the Supreme Court granted authority to the Director of Public Prosecutions to pursue the cases.


Deputy President Ruto steals a march on his rivals

As he prepares to break with the ruling Jubilee coalition, William Ruto is winning over voters in President Kenyatta's home base

The grand plan to parachute veteran oppositionist Raila Odinga into the presidency in the elections next August has run into powerful headwinds. The heaviest blow to Odinga's ambit...


Kampala bombings linked to Islamic State

Regional security services say they have uncovered training networks and a cash pipeline of hundreds of thousands of dollars to fighters affiliated with the group

The double suicide-bomb attack in Kampala on 16 November was the fourth terrorist explosion in Uganda in two months. Security services in the region are focused on what they see as...


Cash takes on the kingpins

Raila Odinga's presidential bid relies on the grandees, while his rival William Ruto focuses on the money

With less than ten months before the presidential elections next year, the two leading contenders are almost certain to be veteran oppositionist Raila Odinga, now 'handshake' partn...

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Rebel advance drives a diplomatic flurry

Reports that a joint opposition force might march on Addis Ababa have triggered a fresh push for a ceasefire and political talks

The call by Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni for a summit on Ethiopia's deepening crisis reveals growing alarm among regional leaders and the problems their organisations face in...


The costs of Abiy's all-out war

As the Prime Minister calls again for military victory, the war is breaking up the federation and the economy

Increasingly strident statements in Addis Ababa and reports of federal government losses in the Amhara and Oromo regions show how rapidly the national security crisis is escalating...


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