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Ethiopia: divisive deployments

The reasons behind Ethiopia’s sudden withdrawal from Somalia holds key lessons for the future success of AMISOM in Somalia, for Somalia as a viable nation …

A conspiracy in the wild

For over 10 years, the Northern Rangelands Trust, a Kenya-based conservation initiative, has been acquiring land in the arid north of the country. Today, it …

Life in a state of emergency

With the clampdown on the internet, restrictions on movement, and ethnic tensions growing, James Jeffrey finds that the ouzo in the dives around the Piazza …

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 …