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Mogadishu lashes out

Hidden frustrations broke surface when Farmajo expelled the UN envoy, underlining major differences with the international community on the way forward

The expulsion of Nicholas Haysom, the UN Secretary General's Special Representative in Somalia, has opened a rift with the powers backing the federal government and financing the m...


Fighting fear with freedom

Abiy Ahmed calculates that a new era of democracy and respect for civil rights could counter any backlash to his reforms

It promises to be another tumultuous year for Ethiopia and its struggling ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front. After what amounted to an interna...


Peace maybe, prosperity no

Old adversaries finally appear ready to make a go of peace but the international community is reluctant to foot the bill

If everything goes to plan and on schedule, South Sudan should finally turn the corner in 2019 and take its rightful place among the community of African states that have recovered...


A fragmentary future

Farmajo is becoming dictatorial as dissension grows in the international community and prospects for federal unity and isolating Shabaab recede

The last year was full of promise of greater change during this year. Regional relations were dominated by the sea-change in policy brought about by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy ...


The people's spring against Beshir

Long-standing opposition groups and former regime allies are demanding the President's exit in the biggest protests since he seized power 30 years ago

Three weeks of opposition demonstrations across the country have left President Omer Hassan el Beshir much weakened, and vulnerable to machinations in the National Congress Party r...


Grafting against corruption

President Yoweri Museveni has set up a new Anti-Corruption Unit, but Kampala pundits believe its real function is to prevent opposition politicians raising money from wealthy busin...


Poll fight for Farmajo

A former Shabaab leader stands a good chance of election in South West State and Mogadishu is determined to stop him

President Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed 'Farmajo' and his government experienced temporary relief on 2 December when the electoral commission supervising South West State's presidenti...


The year of the empty threat

Twelve months into Uhuru’s second term, Kenyans are taking stock, and taking aim at the failures in the anti-corruption campaign

Commentators and pundits have been giving their verdicts on the first year of President Uhuru Kenyatta's second term of office since the anniversary fell on 28 November. There is s...


Rounding up the suspects

The arrest of senior officials on corruption charges is popular with the public but many are Tigrayan, which is creating tension

For millions of Ethiopians, the arrest of former senior officials from the intelligence services and the Metals and Engineering Corporation (MetEC), a wayward military enterprise, ...


US strikes, Shabaab gains

US operations increase but the Islamists are showing resilience. The government is trying to manage expectations

The most lethal United States drone strike against Al Shabaab in over a year killed about 60 fighters at Aga Adde, near Galharere in the Central Region, on 16 October. The US offen...


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