African Politics and Policy

Online Journal

Month: May 2015

The crisis in numbers

The severity of crisis in Northern Mali appears quite clearly from the numbers. The violence in the region led to…

People flee as violence escalates in the Timbuktu region

In less than one week there has been a sharp increase in the number of displaced people in the Timbuktu…

Zimbabwe: party purge under way?

Zanu-PF banned 87 party members from leadership position for 2 years, while two more were prevented from holding a leadership…

Burundi elections

EU suspended its mission to observe the Burundi elections because in the current political conditions it is unlikely that elections…

Rwanda: will parliament allow the President to seek a third term?

Rwandan parliament is considering to amend the constitution to allow the president to seek a third terms in office. http://allafrica.com/stories/201505280236.html…

Kenya struggles to attract FDI

Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) are a significant driver of economic growth and development. Most East African countries are fairly successful…

Ethiopia: Ruling party wins by landslide

Ethiopia’s ruling party won the latest elections by landslide, while the opposition complain about the fairness of the electoral process….

Political instability and growth: the case of East Africa

As we suggested in the fourth newsletter, the political instability in East Africa will slow down economic growth in the…

Ebola

The fact that the number of new cases of Ebola has increased and the area of transmission has expanded means…

Leasing land, displacing farmers

Activists and academics, according to the media, believe that the government plan to lease 240,000 hectares may result in the…

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