The revamped Kenyan judiciary has in recent years served significant rulings. Arguably the most momentous was the nullification of the 2017 presidential elections. The High Court has now declared The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) illegal. In addition, the High Court
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has dissolved parliament, the latest move in line with the country’s peace process.
Somalia says it is restoring diplomatic relations with Kenya, six months after the country severed ties with its neighbour, accusing Kenya of meddling in elections taking place in Jubbaland.
The US is imposing visa restrictions on Ugandans linked to the country’s contested election in January.
International pressure is mounting on warring parties in Ethiopia’s conflict-ridden Tigray region to halt attacks against civilians as reports of human rights abuses snowball. The UN recently raised the alarm over the atrocities and, in particular, called for a stop
Tanzania’s new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, is already taking the country in a different direction from the previous administration under the rule of John Magufuli.
Egypt sent a high-ranking delegation to Djibouti in March, inaugurating a new era of bilateral relations between the two countries. Unsurprisingly, the visit has raised suspicions that Cairo had its own interests at heart, especially with regard to its aim
Rights group Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Burundian human rights activist Germain Rukuki.
Tanzania President John Magufuli has died aged 61, two weeks after his last public appearance, amid rumours he had contracted Covid-19
Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi has called upon citizens to take to the streets in protest over January’s presidential election result, which his party claims was rigged in favour of long-serving president Yoweri Museveni.