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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...


Unity on a smaller scale

The newly enlarged East African Community contains just under Nigeria's population, with only half of its GDP.

The East African Community has formally welcomed Burundi and Rwanda, which signed the accession treaty on 18 June. Yet the entry of two small, poor, landlocked, Francophone countri...


The new frontlines

The regional powers are being drawn into the maelstrom in Somalia as United States' forces go hunting for Al Qaida

Direct military involvement by the United States, whose ships and aircraft bombarded troops of the Supreme Islamic Courts Council (SICC) in Hayo and Afmadow on 8 January, transform...


No EASSY rider

Kenya and South Africa are in heated dispute over the control and cost of a crucial African development project - a fibre-optic cable to surround the continent and link it to the w...


A political resurrection

A slew of by-election victories and a vigourous political roadshow have boosted President Kibaki's chances of success next year

Suddenly President Mwai Kibaki's political fortunes are looking up again, and the idea of him running for re-election next year looks less ludicrous. Back in January his government...


Drying up growth

Drought is slowing down the region's economies, forcing some harsh policy changes

To promote integration and regional planning, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda announce their annual budgets on the same day. In their statements for 2006/07 on 15 June, all three financ...


Voters' voices

The electorates have spoken but the incumbent regimes don't want to listen

KENYA: The stand-off over the new constitution between President Mwai Kibaki's supporters and those of Raila Odinga will dominate politics. The best prospect for the government wou...


Diplomatic hubbub

Kenya will star again as the regional diplomatic centre this year, mediating in two sets of peace talks - Sudan and Somalia - as well as hosting hundreds of thousands of people fle...


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