East Africa

US decides and Kenya reacts

Kenyans kept vigil watching the US elections and when morning came and Trump won, they had this to say…

In Africa, do black lives matter?

Alfred Olango’s murder in California was the latest incident in a pattern of violence against Africans that dates back at least to the early 1960s. …

Burundi: The disappearance of Jean Bigirimana

Three months after the journalist’s mysterious disappearance, many of his colleagues now assume the worst. Jessica Hatcher spotlights the dangers of working as a journalist …

DR Congo – Trouble in the East

As the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) says it will push back next month’s presidential election to April 2018, over 50 armed …

Out of Africa

Migration from Zimbabwe has taken place mostly in three major phases. The first was soon after Zimbabwean independence in 1980, when white Rhodesians left the …

Human trafficking by another name

In Uganda, the government-legalised exportation of labour raises disturbing questions. By John Njoroge in Kampala. Between 2009 and 2010 a Ugandan security contractor in Iraq, Samuel …