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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The week ahead – It is what it is

Nigeria plans to become a net exporter of fertiliser after ...
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Africa Watch – Securing the supply

Africa’s top public health agency has agreed a memorandum of ...
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The week ahead – Bend down select

Nigeria plans to tap 2 billion euros (₦1.3 trillion) this ...
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The potential economic and political impact of the 1999 Constitutional Amendment Bills

Nigeria’s current Constitution has been operational since 1999. Since that ...
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Africa Watch – Moving pieces

The lieutenant general son of Uganda’s president said on Tuesday ...
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The week ahead – Hocus-pocus

Prevailing economic realities, especially the rising price of crude oil ...
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Africa Watch – Bush tactics

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 20 civilians in the ...
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The week ahead – Lines in the sand

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari Friday signed the Electoral Act (Amendment) ...
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Africa Watch – Dammed

Ethiopia began producing electricity on Sunday from its Grand Ethiopian ...
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The week ahead – The drumbeats roll

Oil prices broke above $100 a barrel for the first ...
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Fuel subsidy and transportation

The payment of petrol subsidies has ensured that Nigeria has ...
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Africa Watch – Accounting for justice

Judges at the International Court of Justice on Wednesday ruled ...
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The week ahead – Mission creep

Nigeria’s two major political parties evenly split returns from local ...
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Video: Growing fuel subsidy and transport costs

The payment of petrol subsidies has ensured that Nigeria has ...
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Africa Watch – Peace afar

The government of Ethiopia’s Afar region says more than 300,000 ...
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The week ahead – GIGO

Nigeria’s state oil firm, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), ...
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It’s coming South: Rising violence in Kwara

Over the past year, banditry has become widespread in the ...
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Africa Watch – Noisy neighbours

Rwanda on Monday reopened a border crossing with Uganda closed ...
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The week ahead – Credit alert

Senate President Ahmad Lawan said during an interactive session with ...
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Africa Watch – An epidemic of failure

Burkina Faso’s army said on 24 January it had ousted ...
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The week ahead – Immolation

Troops of the Nigerian Army from the 144 Battalion Asa ...
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Africa Watch – On jihad’s trail

Mozambique’s military forces say they have captured a jihadist leader, ...
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The week ahead – The dragnet narrows

Nigeria’s interior minister has ordered prison guards across the country ...
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Africa Watch – Card shuffle

Some 300 to 400 Russian mercenaries are operating in central ...
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