Tag Archives: Politics

08 July 19

Is Ethiopia making a case for dictatorships in Africa?

Ethiopia’s transformation over the past year and a half has been staggering. Under the rule of Abiy Ahmed, the East African country has turned itself from one of the region’s most crisis-ridden nations into one of its most politically progressive
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08 July 19

Is 2019 the year of positive change in the Horn of Africa?

Last year, the geopolitical landscape in the Horn of Africa was turned on its head with the signing of a peace deal between long-time war enemies, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The peace agreement sent a ripple effect throughout the entire peninsula
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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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21 December 18

Year in Review: The key things that happen in Eat Africa 2018

A lot can happen in East Africa over a 12-month period and every year there are landmark events that promise to shape the future of the region. Change comes quickly in this part of the world – both good and
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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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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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15 April 17

Press freedom in East Africa is becoming even more elusive

Press freedom is an elusive concept in much of Africa and many other parts of the world. However, there’s this notion that journalists, bloggers and commentators in general are enjoying a progressively more open environment to express their views and
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