Mozambique: Journalists priced out of Mozambique
Mozambique will introduce new fees for foreign journalists and local reporters working for foreign outlets. From 22 August, accreditation will cost a cool $2,500 per trip, or… 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 »
Nigeria: Nigeria Is Home to 500+ Kinds of Graft. Here's a New Way to Think About Them.
Corruption in Nigeria is complicated, far-reaching, and multi-faceted. A new taxonomy can help us make sense of it. 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 »
Congo-Kinshasa: Why It's Time for the Opposition to Get Behind Bemba
The former warlord is no perfect candidate. But if the opposition unite, they could finally remove the Kabila government in December elections. Read more »
Africa: Insiders Insight - Is Côte d'Ivoire's Amnesty Just Shrewd Politics?
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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 »
Mali: Tensions and Rigging Allegations As Mali Awaits Election Second-Round
The first round of Mali's presidential elections were marred by widespread accusations of ballot-stuffing, vote-buying and corruption. Read more »
Nigeria: Unschooled and Underfunded - How Nigeria Is Desperately Failing Its Young
In the 7th century BC, the Chinese reformer Kuan Chung declared: "If your plan is for a year, plant a seed. If it's for ten years, plant a tree. If it's for a hundred years,… Read more »
Africa: Who Now Holds the Balance of Power in Nigeria?
Dozens of politicians, including the Senate President and three governors, have defected from the ruling party. There could be more to come. 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 »
Zimbabwe: Why Chamisa Should Change His Mind About the Boycott
The election is designed only to confer legitimacy on the pre-ordained victor. The opposition should refuse to play its part in this and shout about why. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Ahead of DRC Elections, Kabila Eyes Short-Terms Gains From Big Miners
The Congolese government has plenty of leverage over mining companies and it's not been afraid to use it to extract quick rewards recently. 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 »
Zimbabwe: Four Reasons Zimbabweans Don't Trust Their Electoral Body
In both its actions and responses to legitimate concerns, ZEC has failed to inspire trust days ahead of the election. 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: 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 »
Mali: Three Predictions About Mali's 2018 Presidential Election
It is hard to see how anything good, or different, will come from Mali's election on 29 July. 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 »
Congo-Kinshasa: Why Congo's Decision to Open National Parks to Drilling Isn't Really About Oil
The DRC says it will allow oil drilling in two UNESCO world heritage sites. Here are three points to help us understand this move. Read more »
Africa: Crisis Threatens Wildlife As People Flee to Protected Areas
Many displaced by the conflict are fleeing to biodiversity hotspots, clearing forests to build homes and hunting endangered animals for survival. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Only Boys Allowed - Seven Faces of Country's Political Patriarchy
At less than 15%, women make up a tiny fraction of candidates in the upcoming elections. Here's how society keeps it that way. 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 »
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 »
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