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Crisis on the Nile

The confrontation over the Nile waters, which pits Egypt and Sudan against the five downstream countries, is escalating into a major regional crisis following the collapse of a min...


First to integrate

Kenya has moved fastest to implement the East African Community’s Common Market Protocol, which came into effect on 1 July 2010. In the clearest sign of the profound changes, Kenya...


A new regional peace effort

Amid formidable diplomatic obstacles in a troubled region, East African armies are building a new intervention force

In early December, 1,087 soldiers from eleven east African countries convened in Djibouti for a test run of the region’s first rapid reaction military force. The East African Stand...


Synchrobudgets

As they approach economic union, East Africa's finance ministers struggle to balance the books at home

The East African Community, grouping Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, plans to set up a common market this November. The opportunities are potentially vast: the EAC com...


Courts and killings

Regional leaders face a new impetus from Africa and beyond to bring political murderers to account this

SUDAN: Vulnerable but dangerous A tumultuous political year will begin with the International Criminal Court’s expected issuing of an arrest warrant for President Omer Hassan Ahm...


In the dock for the bombings

A US lawsuit claims that the Sudanese and Iranian regimes plotted the bombing of two East African US embassies in 1998

The tenth anniversary of the East African embassy bombings, when 206 Kenyans, 11 Tanzanians and 12 Americans died and over 5,000 were injured, was marked by sombre memorial servic...


The grounds for complaint

Below are key quotes from the 5 August complaint filed in a US civil court against the Sudanese and Iranian governments: 'The Defendant, the Republic of the Sudan, acting through ...


The region grows – despite politics and prices

The leading regional economies have rebounded from the effects of Kenya's post-election crisis only to face another dangerous mix of rising food and oil prices

Among Africa’s regional organisations, the East African Community has become one of the most successful and coherent entities. East Africa’s budgets – all read on 12 June – reflec...


Economic crisis without borders

Kenya's post-election crisis has exploded several myths about the strength of its financial institutions, its economy and the force of political and economic integration under the revived East African Community.

Financial projections for East Africa have been turned on their head. Kenya's election crisis has damaged all the members of the East African Community and the contagion has spread...


Election shockwaves spread

The farce and fiasco that marred Kenya’s election will prove costly and damaging to the whole region

Kenya’s political crisis will cast a long shadow over neighbouring states this year as prospects for its speedy resolution recede (see Box). The confrontation between rival preside...


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