In Depth

Wed,16Aug2017

In Depth

Kenya's election: The fight of a lifetime

04082017kenyaKenya’s President Kenyatta is pulling out all the stops to beat opposition leader Raila Odinga in the 8 August election. Fears are mounting that violence could erupt, especially around local contests

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“We don’t make a lot of noise!”

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In a country known for its lawyers, NanaAma Botchway-Dowuona has carved out a niche at the very top with her expertise advising on property and construction deals

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Locked Up and Forgotten

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Death row inmates at Ghana's Nsawam Prison languish in grim conditions as Amnesty International calls on the country's new government to abolish the death penalty

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Kenya’s devolved government puts local contests at centre of violence and rigging fears

03082017kenyaThe devolution of Kenya’s government is changing the electoral picture as the country gears up for a general election on 8 August that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party against Raila Odinga’s National Super Alliance (NASA).

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Kenya's fake news epidemic adds to electoral violence fears

31072017kenyaIt’s campaign season in Narok, a sleepy town of 40,000 that serves as the gateway to Kenya’s world-famous Masai Mara game reserve. Dozens of Land Rovers plastered with the faces of political aspirants zoom up and down the town’s main road as bewildered Chinese tourists look on.

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Nigeria's paddies of promise

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New financing mechanisms are helping to increase rice production in Nigeria. The country has a long way to go, however, before it has the milling capacity and irrigation systems needed to become self-sufficient, and can begin seeking export markets.

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