Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tanzania: Magufuli’s mining clampdown shows hints of paranoia

On 25 September, President " data-html="true" data-original-title="John Magufuli">John Magufuli concluded a 5-day visit to Arusha, the stronghold of the " data-html="true" data-original-title="Chadema">Chadema opposition party, and, in an indication...

Jubilee prints fake ballot papers in Industrial area for repeat polls – Raila

NASA leader Raila Odinga now claims that Jubilee Party has already printed fake ballot papers at a godown in Industrial Area ahead of the...
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Will ‘Ambazonia’ be Africa’s newest country?

We also ask why Chad was added to Trump's travel ban, and meet a filmmaker who took a personal journey into the world of...

Ethiopia, Somaliland Discuss on Boosting Ties

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has discussed with a delegation from the Somaliland, an autonomous region of Somalia, on ways of boosting relationship. Ethiopia and Somali land have been...
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Rwanda: Unlawful Military Detention, Torture

Beatings, Asphyxiations, Electric Shocks, Mock Executions to Extract Confessions Rwanda’s military has routinely unlawfully detained and tortured detainees with beatings, asphyxiations, mock executions, and electric...

Why Mark Zuckerberg And Sheryl Sandberg Can’t Be Trusted With US Democracy

On Wednesday, it was reported that Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, were used by Russian entities to promote Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. Previously,...

Why Kenya Must Ditch Technology For Historic Presidential Election Re-Run

In a surprising but not unfathomable announcement, Kenya’s electoral commission confirmed that the IT infrastructure deployed during the country’s recently nullified presidential election will again be...

Raila off to UK, US ahead of poll

A decision by Opposition leader Raila Odinga to fly out of the country just days to repeat presidential election has caused panic in Jubilee. Some...

Why Ahmed Osman Guelleh’s empire is collapsing

According to information obtained exclusively by the Indian Ocean Newsletter, the Djiboutian authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of Ahmed Osman Guelleh, the boss...

NASA and Jubilee face pressure from foreign missions

19 days to the repeat presidential election and the western democracies continue to pile pressure on both NASA and Jubilee to abandon their grandstanding...

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Somaliland, the lessons of a ghost country

The former British protectorate (Somaliland), self-proclaimed independence of Somalia in 1991, has not been recognized by any state but tries to consolidate the exercise...

Pentagon foresees at least two more years of combat in Somalia

Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least...

Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

Why it’s time for an independent investigatory body CAMBRIDGE, 8 December 2017: The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and...