Politics

Ethiopia war risks regional peace 

The civil war in Tigray province is fast spreading across East Africa. By Zachary Ochieng in Nairobi. The Horn of Africa stands on the brink as the conflict in Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region continues to escalate. The war between the…

Uganda's opposition fights on 

Mass arrests, killings and an internet blackout overshadowed Uganda’s presidential poll. But, as Zachary Ochieng reports, the opposition hasn’t given up the fight yet.  Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni won a historic sixth term in office in January’s controversial elections, garnering 5.85 million votes (58 per cent), against his closest challenger Robert Kyagulanyi,who won 3.48 million…

So long, Western Sahara

After Donald Trump recognised Morocco’s claims over the disputed region, Andrea Dijkstra looks at what the future holds for Africa’s ‘last colony’.    The future of an independent Western Sahara has been thrown into doubt, after outgoing US president Donald…

Africa's new dawn for democracy

While the West seems to have abandoned many of its basic democratic principles during the Covid-19 pandemic, in Africa governments have been voted out of office, lockdowns overthrown – and people have been taking to the streets in defence of…

Botswana's presidents at war

As Botswana's former leader Ian Khama announces plans to sue the state over corruption and terrorism claims, NewsAfrica Magazine asks what lies behind President Masisi’s feud with his predecessor. At the official opening of the 38th Ordinary Summit of SADC…

Ethiopia-Egypt dam 'war' threats

As President Trump warns that Ethiopia’s new dam could lead to war with Egypt, NewsAfrica asks whether Addis should be as scared as it seems to be. ‘Egypt will blow up that dam,’ US president Donald Trump told Sudan's Prime…
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