29 October 18

Uganda: No middle-income status by 2020, finance minister says

Uganda is unlikely to achieve middle-income status by 2020, according to Finance Minister Matia Kasaija – despite repeated claims from President Yoweri Museveni in recent years.

19 October 18

Kenyan Olympic champion hands himself over to police in corruption case

Kenya Olympic running hero Kip Keino handed himself over to police on Thursday, amidst accusations of corruption and abuse of office.

07 August 18

Security forces kill four protesters in Ethiopia’s eastern Somali region

Security forces in Ethiopia killed four protesters in the country’s eastern Somali region, according to witness reports.

28 June 18

Kenya: 15 killed in Nairobi market fire

At least 15 people have been killed in a fire at a market in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

03 April 18

Ethiopia swears in Abiye Ahmed as prime minister

Ethiopia’s parliament has sworn in Abiye Ahmed as the country’s new prime minister.

30 March 18

Ethiopia: Abiye Ahmed to be sworn in as new PM on April 2

Abiye Ahmed will be sworn in as Ethiopia’s new prime minister on Monday, parliament has confirmed.

27 January 18

DRC: UN calls for investigation into protestor deaths

The United Nations (UN) is calling for investigations into the killing of anti-government protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Sunday.

25 December 17

South Sudan: Rivals clash hours after ceasefire signed

South Sudan’s army and rebel fighters have accused each other of violating a ceasefire agreed by both sides, just hours after it came into effect.

03 August 17

Somalia: Ethiopia to help Somali troops reclaim town from Al-Shabaab

Ethiopian troops are being deployed to aid Somali’s army in reclaiming a town from Islamist militant groups Al-Shabaab. According to reports, the Ethiopian contingent has arrived in the city of Baidoa and will assist local forces with retaking the town
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18 May 17

Gender equality in East African politics isn’t so equal after all

East Africa has developed something of a reputation for gender equality in politics over the years. Rwanda has a higher percentage of women in parliament than any other country in the world while Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda are also among the highest
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