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Ethiopia's revolution at the top

18732.HRThe party of former premier Meles Zenawi is under unprecedented pressure as the country’s largest ethnic groups begin to bristle under Tigrayan dominance

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U.S. to impose arms embargo on South Sudan

 

South Sudan President Salva Kiir attending the  swearing in of Rwandan Paul Kagame, Kigali Rwanda. Friday, Aug.18, 2017. Photo: Eric Murinzi/AP/SIPASources tell Reuters the United States is set to announce an arms embargo against South Sudan on Friday, ramping up pressure against President Salva Kiir to end a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people.

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As debts mount, Uganda divided over new, Chinese-built $580m expressway

 Indian nationals arrive from South Sudan's capital Juba to Entebbe International Airport, Kampala, Uganda, July 14, 2016. Photo: Stephen Wandera/AP/SIPATraffic will soar above the muddy swamp between Uganda's capital and its international airport when a new Chinese-built highway opens in a few months time, but the road itself is mired in controversy.

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Kenya's frontier finance for DRC

John Bompengo for TARKenya's financial giants are boosting their presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the hope of raking in profits when the economy booms

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The ethnic rivalry that holds Kenya hostage

 

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Ten days before Kenya’s fresh presidential election on 26 October, a doctor took to Twitter to describe a harrowing ordeal. After a checkup, a patient asked for the doctor’s name and number so he could seek him out directly in future. When the doctor gave it to him, the patient asked: “You are one of those people?” The patient then spat on him and left. By “those people”, the patient was talking about the Luo.

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The resistance begins: Kenya's opposition marches on after last year's electoral boycott

 

Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAAfter Nasa’s boycott allowed President Uhura Kenyatta a landslide victory, Raila Odinga’s “national campaign of defiance” is emerging as a highly organised force

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