Uganda wants to build a dam across the Nile

A Chinese company has applied for license in Uganda to build across the Nile. This will further unsettle countries downstream still trying to agree on the operation of the nearly-completed Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. The days of Egypt having a casting say on what can be done with the Nile […]

A ray of hope for the Horn of Africa

Ethiopia has succeeded where Turkey failed in getting the president of Somalia and Somaliland talking. The meeting brokered by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took place in Addis Ababa without any communique being issued. It is billed as breaking the ice. Observers say it could be heartening news for the complex and troubled Horn of […]

EU finds astonishing amount of vote rigging in Mozambique elections

The European Union says there was an astonishing amount of vote rigging in last October’s elections in Mozambique. The withering full report of the EU observer mission finds fraud at almost every stage the process that return President Felipe Nyusi and his Frelimo Party to power. Back in October, the interim report of the European […]

Malawi court upholds annulment of last May’s election

Malawi’s Constitutional Court has rejected appeals by President Peter Mutharika and the Electoral Commission against the annulment of last May’s election. A re-run must now take place within five months. ends into The Constitutional Court upheld the finds of widespread irregularities in the elections last year. It rejected President Peter Mutharika’s appeal that would have […]

Defiant Matteo Salvini says he’ll bar migrants from Italy again

Italian far-right leader Matteo Salvini is defiant about plans to prosecute him for holding migrants at sea while he was the country’s Interior Minister last year. He says he acted to save Italy and will do it again when he returns to power. Italy’s Senate voted to remove the immunity Matteo Salvini enjoyed as a […]

Egypt want to muster an African anti-terror force

Egypt’s President AbdelFattah Al Sisi is preparing to call and African summit to discuss forming a continent-wide anti terrorism force. He spoke about this before handing the rotating chair of the African Union to President Cyril Ramaphosa. On the face of it, having a permanent African anti-terror group standing by makes sense. Countries, for various […]