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Vice-president Chilima has left the ruling party and plans to run against his old boss in 2019. How does this affect the political landscape?
President Peter Mutharika lays a brick as Vice-President Saulos Chilima (in the sunglasses) watches on. Credit: Arthur Peter Mutharika.
Soon after Peter Mutharika became Malawi’s president in 2014, he reiterated the promises he had made so many times on the... more
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Water shortages in northeastern Nigeria are leading people to be displaced and discouraging others from returning home. Camps are struggling to cope.
Buses wait to transport IDPs in northeast Nigeria back to their home areas. Credit: Immanuel Afolabi.
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African activists are increasingly finding their voices amplified by allies across the continent. Most #FreeBobiWine traffic came from outside Uganda.
When Ugandan politician Bobi Wine was arrested, people across East Africa voiced their opposition both online, through the #FreeBobiWine hashtag, and offline.
The violent arrest, detention and now treason charges levelled at Ugandan politician... more
Uganda’s old guard fear the new and they don’t know what to do.
Bobi Wine leading a protest against Uganda’s new social media tax. Credit: Bobi Wine.
Today, Ugandan MP Robert Kyagulanyi – better known as musician Bobi Wine – appeared before the General Court Martial in Gulu, where the state withdrew charges of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. Minutes after being... more