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    1. July 13, 2016

      Tanzania’s new president promises to shake things up

      For years, the image of Tanzania was that of an economic backwater: a peaceful and stable nation by Africa’s volatile...

    2. April 23, 2016

      Uganda to export oil via Tanzania pipeline

      Uganda will export its oil to the Indian Ocean via a pipeline through Tanzania rather than building a joint project...

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    1. Investing in Tanzania

      Tanzania has long been seen as a country of unfulfilled promise. But its new president...
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    1. March 21, 2016

      Oil pipeline dispute strains east Africa relations

      A dispute over the route of a proposed oil pipeline from Uganda to the Indian Ocean is straining relations in east...

    2. February 23, 2016

      Foreign investors sow seeds of change for Uganda’s farmers

      For seven years Daniel Moi cowered in a refugee camp as the brainwashed child soldiers of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s...

    3. The World

      February 23, 2016

      Morales defeat lifts hopes for LatAm democracy

      The blocking of Evo Morales’ desire to run for a fourth consecutive presidential term in Bolivia is an encouraging...

    4. February 22, 2016

      Uganda’s main opposition leader held

      Uganda’s main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, was detained on Monday as he tried to visit the electoral commission to...

    5. February 21, 2016

      Uganda opposition leader calls for protests against election result

      Uganda’s opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, called on Sunday for protests over his detention and the result of the...

    6. February 20, 2016

      Yoweri Museveni declared the winner of election

      Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled Uganda for 30 years, cemented his grip on the country on Saturday after being declared...

    7. February 17, 2016

      Even good leaders should know when to quit

      Like many African leaders, Yoweri Museveni preached democracy even as he was seizing power through the barrel of a gun....

    8. February 17, 2016

      Charisma and control give Museveni advantage in Uganda election

      Flavia Nagaddya has no doubt that Yoweri Museveni deserves another term as Ugandan president despite holding power for...

    9. February 16, 2016

      Young voters wary of Uganda’s presidential election

      When Ugandans elect their president on Thursday, Yoweri Museveni will face the toughest electoral test in his 30 years...

    10. December 13, 2015

      Burundi crisis escalates as US advises citizens to leave

      Relatives of dozens of people missing after at least 87 people were killed in a significant escalation of the political...

    11. November 13, 2015

      Q&A: What’s next for Burundi?

      In the past several months, more than 240 people have died and 200,000 have fled amid violence triggered by Burundi...

    12. October 25, 2015

      Africa third terms: Who stays, who goes

      Protesters braved tear gas and gunfire on the streets of the Congolese capital Brazzaville ahead of Sunday’s referendum...

    13. February 17, 2015

      Sanctions-hit Russian group wins $4bn Uganda refinery deal

      Uganda has awarded a controversial $4bn oil refinery project to the subsidiary of a Russian state conglomerate with a...

    14. October 21, 2014

      Uganda turns east: Chinese money will build infrastructure says Museveni

      Uganda is counting on China to provide $10bn to build much of its infrastructure backbone because Beijing offers the...

    15. August 17, 2014

      Unlimited presidential terms threaten return to Africa’s dark days

      In 1947, Congress passed the 22nd amendment limiting the number of elected terms a US president can serve to two. The...

    16. August 1, 2014

      Uganda court overturns anti-gay legislation

      A Ugandan court has overturned controversial anti-gay legislation that carried life imprisonment for some homosexual...

    17. March 5, 2014

      The west lays itself a trap over Uganda’s anti-gay laws

      Poor Yoweri Museveni. Like a bear in a cage, goaded and provoked by jeering onlookers, he cuts a sorry figure. The...

    18. February 28, 2014

      Uganda risks western backlash over anti-gay law

      In 1886, King Mwanga II in what is now Uganda burnt to death Christian missionaries who opposed his homosexual...

    19. February 27, 2014

      Uganda’s currency falls after president signs anti-gay law

      Uganda’s central bank intervened for a second day to shore up its currency on Thursday as the financial risks of its...

    20. May 20, 2013

      Ugandan newspaper raided over Museveni plot claim

      Police in Uganda have closed down a Kampala-based newspaper majority owned by Kenyan blue-chip Nation Media Group over...

    21. November 22, 2012

      Rebels continue Congo offensive

      Congolese rebels pressed on with their military offensive on Thursday, rebuffing a call by three regional presidents to...

    22. November 21, 2012

      Kinshasa seeks allies against rebel troops

      Congo’s government in Kinshasa is attempting to assemble a regional alliance to retake parts of the east of the country...

    23. September 11, 2012

      Thousands flee fighting in eastern Congo

      After being taken from his home and forced to trek a whole day carrying bags for M23 rebels, the 32-year-old man knew...

    24. The World

      March 8, 2012

      On meeting Joseph Kony, and the StopKony campaign

      Joseph Kony in November 2006. AP Photo/Stuart Price By Matthew Green The first thing I wondered was ‘who irons his...

    25. November 16, 2011

      Tullow Oil set to get Uganda stake sale nod

      Uganda is poised to give final approval to Tullow Oil’s $2.9bn sale of stakes in one of Africa’s most promising oil...

    26. November 16, 2011

      Africa voices anger over Cameron’s aid threat

      David Cameron’s threats to limit aid to countries that fail to relax laws against homosexuality have prompted a...

    27. August 9, 2011

      US bids to break Gaddafi regime

      The US has launched a diplomatic push to win over African leaders who have criticised Nato’s bombing campaign in Libya,...

    28. beyondbrics

      July 1, 2011

      Uganda shilling: mistaken identity?

      Confusing Uganda for Afghanistan is not in your ordinary order of mistaken identity. After all, the two countries fall...

    29. beyondbrics

      June 16, 2011

      Uganda's economy: an update

      The Ugandan shilling hit at all-time low against the dollar on Wednesday, the same day remarks about fiscal...

    30. June 13, 2011

      Uganda bank governor criticises Museveni ‘Marxism’

      The twin architects of Uganda’s quarter-century economic revival – Yoweri Museveni, president, and Emmanuel...

    31. May 22, 2011

      Museveni’s autumn

      The determination and strategic vision with which Yoweri Museveni sought to resurrect Uganda from the ruin visited on...

    32. May 13, 2011

      Uganda’s Museveni sworn in for fourth term

      Yoweri Museveni, Ugandan president, has been sworn in for a fourth term as police fired tear gas at some of the...

    33. April 18, 2011

      Uganda arrests opposition, fires tear gas

      Ugandan authorities have arrested the leader of an opposition party and some of his associates who planned to take part...

    34. March 27, 2011

      Gaddafi calls in favours from Africa

      A campaign by Muammer Gaddafi to rally diplomatic and military support in sub-Saharan African has won only limited...

    35. March 10, 2011

      Tullow Oil nears Uganda tax deal

      Tullow Oil said on Wednesday that it hoped to proceed with its Lake Albert project in Uganda this summer. Tullow Oil...

    36. February 20, 2011

      Opposition rejects Museveni poll victory

      As a tumultuous clamour for democracy sweeps the Middle East and north Africa, Uganda’s president of 25 years has...

    37. July 27, 2010

      Election victor takes power in Somaliland

      Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, the victor of recent elections in the breakaway republic of Somaliland, was sworn in as...

    38. July 15, 2010

      Museveni urges tough AU response in Somalia

      The African Union should quadruple its peacekeeping force in Somalia and launch an “offensive” against the extremists...

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