Uganda: Victim, Perpetrator, Son? the Other Side of the ICC's Ongwen Trial
The trial of a former LRA commander is meant to ensure justice. But many in northern Uganda are sceptical. Read more »
Burundi: All Quiet in Burundi? Not Quite.
In 2015, Burundi experienced well-publicised unrest, open government repression, a mass exodus of refugees, and the first signs of a new civil war in the wake of President Pierre… Read more »
Eritrea: Why Change Abroad Doesn't Mean Change At Home
Eritrea's recent foreign policy shifts have been driven by President Afwerki and his Red Sea allies. Neither has an interest in Eritrea democratising. Read more »
Uganda: A Police Chief On Trial and Deepening Suspicions With Rwanda
For over a decade, Kale Kayihura was seen as President Musveni's fiercest protector. Now he's accused of being President Kagame's man. Read more »
Africa: China in Mauritius - Gateway to Africa or Forgotten Friend?
China and Mauritius will reassert their friendship again at FOCAC, but is it just a matter of time before Beijing outgrows its tiny partner? Read more »
Africa: #freebobiwine and Today's Pan-Africanism for the Digital Age
African activists are increasingly finding their voices amplified by allies across the continent. Most #FreeBobiWine traffic came from outside Uganda. Read more »
Africa: Generation Gap - What #freebobiwine Tells Us About Ugandan Politics
Uganda's old guard fear the new and they don't know what to do. Read more »
Tanzania: 'There Is Pressure On us' - Refugees in Tanzania Pushed to Return
With words and actions, the Tanzanian is pressuring Burundian refugees to go home, putting them at greater risk of abuses. Read more »
Africa: Bobi Wine - Why the Ugandan Regime Is So Rattled By the Popular Musician
When Bobi Wine is released, the young and outspoken MP will likely be welcomed by even bigger crowds than he left behind. Read more »
East Africa: Exploiting the Gulf's Scramble for the Horn of Africa
Ethiopia's so far managed to stay neutral and balance its relationships with opposing Gulf partners. But it's engaged in an unpredictable game. Read more »
Tanzania: The Tentative but Rising Resistance to Magufuli's Repression
President Magufuli has clamped down hard on various freedoms. But as his popularity plummets and defiance grows, something may have to give. Read more »
East Africa: Why Are Migrants From the Horn Flocking to War-Torn Yemen?
In the past few years, hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian and Somali migrants have charted a new route to the Gulf. Read more »
Eritrea: What Does Peace Mean for Eritrea's Refugees?
For Eritrea's refugees, the declaration of peace with Ethiopia has so far brought more uncertainty and fear than hope. Read more »
Africa: Eritrea - History Aside, What Will Peace Mean for My Loved Ones?
Asmara's feud with Ethiopia's had a huge bearing on Eritreans in the country and diaspora. Now there's peace, we have a lot of questions. Read more »
Africa: The Politics of Ports in the Horn - War, Peace and Red Sea Rivalries
How national, regional and international competition over ports is shaping political alliances and enmities across the Red Sea zone. Read more »
Eritrea: President's Out of Character Behaviour Making Eritreans Nervous
In barely the blink of an eye, Eritrea's unpredictable president has completely reversed his rhetoric of the past two decades. Read more »
Africa: "I Saw Myself As I Giant" - Tackling a Crisis of Masculinity in Kenya
A Christian-infused programme is urging prison inmates to look beyond traditional gender roles. But is a godly masculinity better than a toxic one? Read more »
Kenya: Only Civil Society Can Stop Elites Changing the Constitution
Many fear that changes to constitution could see its progressive elements removed. Read more »
Africa: Ethiopia-Eritrea Peace - Some Unanswered Questions
It is astonishing how fast positive change can develop if there are people dedicated to bringing it about. Abiy Ahmed was sworn in as Ethiopia's prime minister only three months… Read more »
East Africa: Beyond the Red Sea - a New Driving Force in the Politics of the Horn
Relations between the Middle East and Horn of Africa have long been neglected. But now they are changing everything. Read more »
Kenya: "When I Grew Up the Land Was for the Community" - Oil Troubles in Turkana
Huge oil discoveries in Kenya's poorest county have so far brought more frustration and tensions than hope. Read more »
Africa: South Sudan's 'New' Peace Deal Is Missing Something - Details
The Khartoum agreement makes several promises, but is short on specifics and leaves the issues that have scuppered previous deals unresolved. Read more »
Mauritius: Radicalisation in Paradise - Tackling the Growing Threat in Mauritius
At a recent anti-LGBT demonstration, the well-known protest leader openly wore an Islamic State headband. Read more »
Comoros: Comoros Row With France Intensifies As Turmoil Brews At Home
The long-running dispute over the island of Mayotte has deepened recently. Could developments afoot in the Comoros change anything? Read more »
Africa: LAPSSET - Will a New Highway Open Up the Long-Neglected Garissa?
Many in the area are upbeat about the new infrastructure project, but concerns over security and land remain. Read more »
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