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13 February 18

Tanzania: Church accuses government of hurting democracy

Tanzania’s Catholic Church has accused President John Magufuli’s government of hurting democracy by suppressing freedom of expression.

28 January 18

South Sudan ranked among least democratic nations in the world

South Sudan is once against ranked among the world’s least democratic nations in the latest Freedom in the World report by Freedom House.

31 December 17

Has 2017 been a step backwards for politics in East Africa?

African leaders have dominated the news throughout 2017. From Kagame’s third term to Kenyatta’s eventual election win to Kaliba’s refusal to step down, we’ve witnessed a key year for politics across the continent. Above all, it’s been a good year
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25 September 17

Is Kenya capable of getting election right the second time around?

Last month, Kenya’s Supreme Court annulled August’s presidential election result and ruled a second should be held within 60 days. Kenya’s electoral commission, the IEBC, promptly set an October 17 to meet the court’s deadline for a re-run. However, doubts
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22 September 17

Kenya’s Supreme Court explains why it annulled election result

Kenya’s Supreme Court today explained why it annulled last month’s presidential election result.

27 August 17

LHRC tells Tanzania to stop harassing MPs after three arrested for insulting president

Tanzania’s leading rights group has called on the government to stop harassing MPs following the arrest of three opposition lawmakers.

07 August 17

Rwanda: Paul Kagame wins landslide election victory

Rwandan president Paul Kagame has secured a third term in power after a landslide victory in the country’s 2017 presidential poll.

28 July 17

Rwanda polls close, Kagame victory expected

Polls have closed in Rwanda’s presidential election with Paul Kagame widely expected to secure a third term in power.

15 July 17

HRW: Rift Valley violence threatens Kenya elections

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says ongoing violence in Kenya’s Rift Valley could keep thousands of people from voting in next month’s presidential elections.

09 July 17

Amnesty: ‘Climate of fear’ ahead of Rwanda election

Amnesty International has warned next month’s election in Rwanda will be held under a “climate of fear”, following “two decades of attacks on the political opposition, independent media and human rights defenders”.


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