In Depth

Thu,23Nov2017

In Depth

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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Somalia: A tipping-point talk in London

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The government of President Mohamed got a dose of support at an international conference in May, but diplomats worry about its ability to defeat Al-Shabaab.

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Africa's pharmaceutical futures

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A new initiative could streamline regulation of drugs across the continent, but policymakers have a long way to go to make the African Medicines Agency a reality.

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Canny Kabila

 

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The DRC’s president, who is still in power after his last term in office ended in 2016, continues to play the opposition, this time by co-opting former opponents and forming a new transitional government

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