30 March 19

Democracy is failing in Africa – but it never really worked in the first place

More countries in Africa are holding “democratic” elections than ever before with 31 of the continents’ countries holding national votes in 2018 and 2019 alone. However, there are distinctly undemocratic themes that taint the vast majority of votes across African
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23 December 18

DRC delays presidential election by one week

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) electoral commission has delayed the country’s presidential election by a week after telling candidates it’s unable to hold the poll on time.

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.


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