14 January 20

Rwanda’s basketball culture is surging but development challenges remain

Ahead of inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) that is set to take place beginning March 2020, Rwanda is developing its own Basketball culture for a sport that still suffers from limited sponsorship and lack of modern infrastructures to boost its
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09 January 20

How the EU is funding projects linked to forced labour in Eritrea

The European Union (EU) is spending millions on projects built by Eritrean people in forced conscription, according to a scathing new report published in The New York Times. In the report, Matina Stevis-Gridneff details how the EU spent €20 million
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03 January 20

East Africa 2019: The stories that mattered most this year

With 2019 coming to a close, it’s a good time to take stock of the key things that happened across East Africa over the past 12 months. By all accounts, it’s been a busy year across the region with major
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24 December 19

Sudan 2019: What has changed a year on from revolution?

In December 2018, a protest movement in Sudan emerged as a voice against the country’s economic demise, but it would go on to become an anti-government drive that would result in the country’s most significant change for three decades. It
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19 December 19

Bobi Wine: Past year shows life isn’t going to get any easier for presidential hopeful

For Bobi Wine, 2018 was a difficult year that saw him detained for months on end, severely injured while being held by military officials and charged with treason. It was also a pivotal year that cemented his status as Uganda’s
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19 December 19

A review of John Magufuli’s Tanzania in 2019

Throughout 2019, Tanzania President John Magufuli has been accused of repressing political freedom and human rights in the country. This continues a worrying trend in Tanzania, following a string of measures in 2018 affecting the rights of political opposition, journalists,
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17 December 19

Why are the political killings and disappearances under Paul Kagame being ignored?

Rwanda’s economic success since emerging from the horrors of ethnic genocide in 1994 has been staggering. President Paul Kagame has steered the country out of crisis and guided it into a new age of stability and economic promise. In 1994,
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13 December 19

These are the most visited countries in Africa

Africa nations attracted 67 million international tourists in 2018, according to data from the World Tourism Organization (UNTWO). That’s a 7 percent increase amounting to 4 million visits more than the previous year, significantly higher than the 4.3 percent growth
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05 December 19

The unwanted side-effects of Africa’s digital boom

Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum announced that Africa’s digital boom is only just getting started. Investment in African startups more than doubled between 2017 and 2018, reaching a record $1.2 billion and there’s plenty of room for further
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04 December 19

The world needs to pay attention to East Africa’s ‘unprecedented floods’

As world leaders from 200 countries gather in Madrid for the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25), to discuss ways of tackling the climate crisis, East Africa is still reeling from the effects of unprecedented floods. Kenya, Somalia and South
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