Politics

Eritrea: Is political change really on the horizon?

Looked at one way, President Isaias’ rule is more fragile than ever. Looked at another, his grip on...

Insiders Insight: Ethiopia sets new tree-planting record

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Colonialists didn’t fail to root out Africa’s tribal politics. They created it.

In the West, rulers used notions of race to subjugate black people. In Africa, they used ethnicity.  Ethnic...

Cash and contradictions: On the limits of Middle Eastern influence in Sudan

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt have been heavily involved in Sudan following al-Bashir’s downfall. But not everything...

Ethiopia: Whatever happens, Sidama needs negotiations

Within five months, the Sidama will get the chance to vote on whether to establish their own federal...

Insiders Insight: Tunisia’s president dies. What now?

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The eastern DRC’s most active rebel group just got a bit more dangerous

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Cape Town to Cairo: a 50-day journey to see the beautiful game

A football-mad fan risks visa restrictions, protests, soldiers, travelling through the desert to support his favourite team.  Zhakata...

Insiders Insight: Ebola is now a global emergency

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An explainer for when the internet goes down: What, who and why?

What’s the difference between a block and a blackout? Who’s responsible? What can be done? Sudan has shut...

Egypt: When football stadiums become military zones

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Where will Boko Haram go next after ten years of moving around?

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The UK’s unfair visa system for African applicants isn’t fit for purpose

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The other Africa Cup Of Nations…in Paris

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The best books by African writers in 2019 so far…

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Insiders Insight: Unrepentant Jacob Zuma claims he’s victim of a plot

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Podcast: The Beautiful Game’s Soft Power

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How bonds aimed at the diaspora can raise crucial funds for Africa

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Insiders Insight: A war on migrants in Libya, supported by Europe

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A political history of the Africa Cup of Nations: is it still truly Africa’s cup?

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Stella Nyanzi: The rude vagina-poem-writing hero Uganda needs

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Eritrea and Ethiopia: A year of peace, a year of dashed hopes

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Museveni’s new vision turns sour: A review of ‘Combatants’

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Insiders Insight: Gambia’s ex-leader accused of rape as truths emerge

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A child’s death sentence highlights the fight over Sudan’s legal system

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In the name of the father, the son and football.

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“I’m against all of the laws of this regime”: What Sudan’s women want

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A curious case of poisoning in Uganda’s poorest region

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“Not the change we voted for”: Liberia awaits more protests as anger rises

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Photo essay: We are all goal diggers

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The AfCFTA is laudable, but its imminent benefits are overstated

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In the name of the beautiful game

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Insiders Insight: Top officials killed in Ethiopia failed coup attempt 

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Podcast: There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Transition

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Brexit chaos isn’t new. In former colonies, we recognise it all too well.

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Insiders Insight: Who wins when Bostwana’s presidents feud?

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ZANU-PF cannot fix Zimbabwe’s crisis. It needs the opposition.

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Insiders Insight: Africa’s football boss cornered by high press

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Why the activist who stopped a $76-billion nuclear deal is still fighting

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Tanzania: The strange and worrying rise of oil-covered rapists in Kigoma

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