Uganda and Rwanda historically have been closely linked, with each playing a key role in the other’s political development, but all that could now be in peril.
By emphasising Tanzanian citizenship, Nyerere’s ujamaa policies created a sense of unity and effectively removed the kind of ethnic politics that dominates Kenya, for example.
Magufuli is not only relying on repressive means to stay in power. He is also pursuing a programme that revives his popularity. Many still see him as a man of integrity.
If you are a foreign minister in the broader East African political region, you probably don’t get much sleep and can’t afford to switch your cellphone off
SO WE ARRIVE at the place where we are today, with eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on fire again. But I must just tell one seemingly unrelated story. In early May of 2010 I was in Milan for some African brainiac event. I met a good chap who had been a close aide of former South African president Thabo …
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