• News Analysis

    Posted 20/10/2014

    Senate election fuels Kagame succession talk

    Is former prime minister's Makuza being groomed for the big seat? ...

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  • News Analysis

    Posted 24/9/2014

    Museveni’s major fallouts since the Bush War days

    Friends until the political storm finally hit ...

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  • African jihadists gain grim inspiration from ISIS

    By PETER MARTELL | Sunday, August 31  2014 at  14:36

    There is plenty of sympathy, though actual linkages are doubtful Full Story

    TAGS: Jihadists, Al-Qaeda, AQIM, Al-Shabaab, intelligence, Boko Haram, regionalisation of terrorism

  • Courting Africa: From tyrants to turbines

    By DANIEL KALINAKI | Sunday, August 10  2014 at  14:03

    Barack Obama's profound shift in African policy Full Story

    TAGS: Power Africa, Washington summit, China, democracy, business

  • Africa should push for bigger role in World Bank and G-20

    By JESSE JACKSON SR | Tuesday, August 5  2014 at  14:49

    Global forums continue to play to outdated structural and racial rules Full Story

    TAGS: Africa Leaders Summit, World Bank, G-20, racial discrimination

  • How Egypt muscled way back to the AU fold

    By FRED OLUOCH in Nairobi | Friday, July 11  2014 at  12:08

    Diplomatic pressure and impressive track record hold sway in Equatorial Guinea Full Story

    TAGS: Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, AU, Malabo, Morsi, Morsy, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

  • Ethnicity, politics at the root of the Central African war

    By CHRISTIAN PANIKA and JEAN-PIERRE CAMPAGNE in Libreville | Thursday, July 10  2014 at  14:50

    Religion has been made the easy scapegoat by the combatants Full Story

    TAGS: Muslims, Christian, Central African, Seleka, anti-balaka

  • Washington deal exerts pressure on Africa to negotiate with terrorists

    By LAUREEN WESONGA and PETER KAGWANJA | Sunday, June 15  2014 at  14:44

    Recently, America released five Taliban detainees from Guantamo Bay Full Story

    TAGS: Terrorism, Boko Haram, Al qaeda, Al Shabaab, Taliban

  • Goodluck Jonathan's Sanusi headache

    By J0EO OLATUNDE AGOI | Tuesday, June 10  2014 at  15:45

    No love lost between the new Emir of Kano and the Nigerian president Full Story

    TAGS: Emir, Lamido Sanusi, Kano, Goodluck Jonathan, Rabiu Kwankwaso, PDP, APC

  • Historic Jewish community holds out on Tunisia island

    By AFP | Thursday, May 29  2014 at  14:25

    Behind a seemingly calm coexistence is a painful history Full Story

    TAGS: Tunisia, Djerba, Jews and Muslims, Hara Kbira

  • Ugandans want female successor to Museveni: poll

    By CHARLES MWANGUHYA MPAGI & SOLOMON ARINAITWE | Monday, May 19  2014 at  15:05

    Incumbent President has not indicated if vying in 2016 Full Story

    TAGS: Uganda, Museveni, Election, President, 2016

  • 31 years on, South Sudan army seeks relevance

    By MABIOR MACH in Juba | Saturday, May 17  2014 at  14:25

    Uphill task of transforming a liberation movement into a conventional force Full Story

    TAGS: Jafar Nimeri, south Sudan, military, Kiir, John Garang

  • South Africa election: Everyone's a winner

    By ANDREW HARDING | Monday, May 12  2014 at  15:29

    Real multi-party politics becoming well-embedded in the country Full Story

    TAGS: South Africa, ANC, Elections, Jacob Zuma, Politics

  • Why many young Algerians are lukewarm about Bouteflika win

    By ABDELLAH CHEBALLAH | Wednesday, April 23  2014 at  11:25

    Hopes and impediments Full Story

    TAGS: Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria, elections, youth

  • Cocaine hub Guinea Bissau votes new leaders bring reform

    By AFP | Friday, April 11  2014 at  15:51

    Drug trafficking fuels corruption Full Story

    TAGS: Guinea Bissau, Cocaine, Election, Economy, Jose Americo Bubo Na Tchuto

  • Eala Speaker faces vote of ‘no confidence’

    By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI and DICTA ASIIMWE | Monday, March 31  2014 at  13:38

    Margarest Zziwa is accused of misconduct, poor governance, and poor leadership skills Full Story

    TAGS: EALA, Speaker, EAC Treaty, vote. co confidence, Arusha

  • Is Nigeria serious about tackling corruption?

    By WILL ROSS for BBC | Wednesday, March 12  2014 at  12:24

    Goodluck Jonathan's ruling party on the ropes Full Story

    TAGS: Nigeria, Corruption, Goodluck Jonathan

  • Is Manuel Vicente Angola's Chosen One?

    By ARNALDO VIEIRA in Luanda | Tuesday, March 4  2014 at  14:07

    Presidential succession begins to take shape Full Story

    TAGS: Angola, Manuel Domingos Vicente, MPLA, Eduardo dos Santos, constitution

  • US mulls response to Uganda’s anti-gay law

    By DANIEL KALINAKI | Wednesday, February 26  2014 at  09:59

    No easy answers as President Museveni remains a key ally Full Story

    TAGS: US, Uganda, anti-gay Bill, Amisom, donor

  • Rwanda's opposition in disarray

    By THE EASTAFRICAN | Sunday, February 23  2014 at  14:42

    Wrangling could deal a death blow to 2017 election challenge Full Story

    TAGS: Rwanda, Opposition, Unity, Disarray, Kagame, Elections, Ingabire

  • Post-Gaddafi Libya a playground for warlords

    By AFP | Monday, February 17  2014 at  13:54

    Lawlessness rife as rival factions settle disputes by shoot outs Full Story

    TAGS: Libya, Gaddafi, army, gunmen, GNC, Ali Zeidan, elections

  • Internal power struggles spark Algerian election anxiety

    By LAEED ZAGHLAMI in Algiers | Friday, February 14  2014 at  15:12

    North African country holds presidential polls on April 17 Full Story

    TAGS: Algeria, Elections, Bouteflika

  • Gays in Cote d'Ivoire find haven on hostile continent

    By JORIS FIORITI | Monday, February 10  2014 at  09:51

    Group still keeps their sexuality under wraps Full Story

    TAGS: Cote dIvoire, Gays, Haven, Africa, Hostile