East Africa


Kenya’s queens of the road

While motorcycles are a growth market in Africa, a gender revolution is taking place in Kenya, where women are not only passengers, but also riders and couriers. Aamera Jiwaji reports.

The labours of Museveni

Yoweri Museveni’s new term as President of Uganda will be one of the most challenging of his 40 years in office. The economy is battered, elections have left a bitter division and youth unemployment is soaring. Epajjar Ojulu reports.

Samia Suluhu Hassan: The accidental president

Tanzania’s new President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, is already showing signs of an independent mindset and a determination to change the course of the country’s direction in some areas. Profile by Erick Kabendera.

Ethiopia’s Abiy must make peace at any cost

The situation in Ethiopia, with elections postponed again and a war waging in the Tigray region, is a tragedy not only for Ethiopia but all of Africa, says New African editor Anver Versi.