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Why is Kagame at loggerheads with neighbours?

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame is lauded as an arch pan-Africanist but his relations with neighbouring countries have become fraught. He has accused some of them, including …

Lake accidents have to stop

The Great Lakes waterways have become deadly, with preventable accidents claiming huge numbers of lives every year.

The Red Sea – a new area of prosperity

Although the African and Arab countries bordering the Red Sea have a great deal in common, trade between them has been negligible. However, there has …

Why does al-Shabaab still exist?

Almost a decade since the African Union military intervention in Somalia, the antagonists have fought to a standstill. Or maybe not. All things considered, explains Ben Rawlence, it could well be in East Africa’s interest to keep al-Shabaab alive.