IN THE ANALYSIS

Africa Watch – Baby steps

Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has edged ahead in a tight presidential race, according to official results reported by Kenyan media on Sunday, as more riot police were deployed inside the national election tallying centre after scuffles and accusations by party agents. The fracas underscored fraying tempers and high tensions within the national counting hall as the country waits for official results from last Tuesday's election. In the presidential race, official verified results reported by the Nation media group showed Ruto taking 51% of the vote, ahead of opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who had 48%. Confusion over vote tallying in the media and the slow pace of progress by the electoral commission have fed anxiety in Kenya, which is East Africa's richest and most stable country but which has a history of violence following disputed elections. Ruto and Odinga are the leading candidates in the race to replace Uhuru Kenyatta, who is finishing up the second of two five-year terms. Voting on Tuesday was largely peaceful but the turnout was low, with only 30 percent of the registered 22 million voters showing up as of noon (09:00 GMT), six hours into the vote. By 4 pm ...
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ANALYSIS

Africa Watch – An own goal

Cameroon’s government has announced that a group of soldiers killed ...
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The week ahead – The hungry for power games

At least 50 people were killed and others injured after ...
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Africa Watch – Rumble in the jungle

Senegal President Macky Sall, who chairs the Africa Union, has ...
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The week ahead – A hungry man is an angry man

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has picked former Vice President ...
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Africa Watch – A rush of gas

Germany wants to intensively pursue gas and renewable energy projects ...
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The week ahead – The game is the game

Nigeria’s economy grew 3.11 percent in the first quarter of ...
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Non-aligned no more: A new age of great power competition in Africa beckons

A bill that would compel the United States Government to ...
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Africa Watch – A fraying Françafrique

Chadian police fired tear gas and used water cannons to ...
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The week ahead – Two-speed drive

Sokoto declared an immediate 24-hour curfew to quell protests demanding ...
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Africa Watch – Sit-tight Syndrome

Somalia held presidential elections yesterday. The elections are more than ...
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The week ahead – Whirlwinds

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has decided to run for president ...
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Taxing Nigeria’s subnational economies to oblivion

Nigeria is mired in a crisis where high inflation, sluggish ...
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Africa Watch – ECOWAS is failing

Guinea’s military junta said its transition back to civilian rule ...
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The week ahead – This is a safety announcement

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) once more failed to ...
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Africa Watch – Exporting asylum

Denmark is in talks with Rwanda about setting up a ...
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The week ahead – Governance by freestyle

Nigeria's Senate on Wednesday passed a bill imposing jail terms ...
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Africa Watch – Africa’s gas takes centre stage

Italy clinched an agreement in early April to ramp up ...
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The week ahead – Entropy

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the House of Representatives to ...
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The SBM Jollof Index: Geopolitics comes for dinner

Food prices in Nigeria have risen to record levels in ...
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Africa Watch – Rumblings in the savanna

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his vice president, Riek ...
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The week ahead – Have they given up?

The FG has ordered telcos to bar outgoing calls on ...
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Africa Watch – Peace on a string

Ethiopia’s government on 24 March declared an immediate, unilateral truce ...
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The week ahead – It’s not a prank

At least eight passengers have died after gunmen attacked a ...
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Africa Watch – On Wagner’s trail

Sudan’s foreign ministry on Tuesday denied the presence of Russian ...
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