Intrigues in the ODM make or break meetings

The intrigues that characterised the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) meetings last week, including persistent calls for opposition leader Raila Odinga to divorce his co-principals,...

Ethiopia risks ‘unprecedented’ protests with ‘rearrest’ of OFC leaders

Ethiopia will most likely slide back into a state of unprecedented protests with the re-arrest of top Oromo opposition leaders, a freelance journalist, Mohammed...

Silent power games at play at Uhuru’s State House

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s top aides are locked in a quiet but vicious battle for control at State House as the administration’s team to steer...

All eyes on Ethiopia PM post as Oromo party picks new...

In what looks like a bid to take up the prime minister’s position, the Oromo People’s Democratic Organisation (OPDO) — one of the four...

Pressure for constitutional reform builds afresh

Kampala. President Museveni has come under renewed pressure from civil society to carry out major constitutional and electoral reforms ahead of the next cycle of...

Museveni defends Ugandan soldiers in L Victoria islands

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday defended his decision to send soldiers to Migingo and other contested islands on Lake Victoria, even as Kenyan...

DP Ruto orders end to logging in forests

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday suspended logging in all forests in the country for the next three months as water levels in major...

Igad reaches out to South Sudan rival parties

The Inter-governmental Authority on Development has started behind the scenes consultations regarding the outstanding issues in the South Sudan peace process to ensure success...

Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF sets Congress date, new PM latest March 3

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, the Ethiopia Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has set a date for its much awaited congress, local media portal, the Addis...

Kenya, Tanzania agree to settle trade rows

President Uhuru Kenyatta and President John Pombe Magufuli have directed their ministers to meet quickly to resolve “small vexing” differences between Kenya and Tanzania. The...

ODM to clean up house in preparation for 2022

Opposition leader Raila Odinga started reassembling his troops in readiness for the 2022 General Election on Friday with a firm warning that his Orange...

Second opposition politician killed in Tanzania

A politician of Tanzania’s main opposition party Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) was killed with machetes on Thursday night at his home. The party...

Burundian charged in Dar with murder of British conservationist

A Burundi national and a bank employee are among five people charged with the murder of a British conservationist in Tanzania. The five were brought...

E. Africa seeks $78 billion to fund infrastructure projects

The East African Community (EAC) needs $78 billion in the next ten years to fund more than 200 infrastructure projects in the five member...

2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia’s capital; 3 said killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Two car bomb blasts rocked Somalia’s capital on Friday evening, followed by sustained gunfire, and at least three people were killed,...

South Sudan’s Kiir blames US for peace talks collapse

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir blames the United States for the collapse of the latest peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr Kiir told the...

Tanzanian opposition leader spends night in jail

Tanzanian outspoken opposition leader Zitto Kabwe spent Thursday night behind the bars after he was arrested for holding a political gathering without a permit. The...

Tanzania civil society groups join bishops to decry dictatorial regime

Over a hundred Tanzanian civil society groups have added their voices to what they say are “unprecedented” violations of human and democratic rights under...

5 Congolese Refugees Killed in Rwanda

Five Congolese nationals were killed Friday as the Rwandan police and army used live ammunition to disperse refugees who had spent three days camped...

William Ruto defends Eurobond II and external loans

Deputy President William Ruto has defended Eurobond II and the government’s growing appetite for external loans. In his first public response to the outrage that...