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Tristan McConnell

Tristan McConnell

    Uganda's ruling party campaign sets stage for victory
    Uganda's ruling party campaign sets stage for victory
    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's success in Thursday's election is widely predicted, but the violence in pursuit of victory that characterised...
    Africa and the ICC: A vexed relationship
    Africa and the ICC: A vexed relationship
    The ICC indicted the Sudanese leader in 2009 for war crimes and crimes against humanity and later genocide in Darfur. But despite that, Bashir has...
    Almost the end for Kenya's northern white rhino
    Almost the end for Kenya's northern white rhino
    This is what extinction looks like.
    Bush: Africa's new China
    Bush: Africa's new China
    United States President George W Bush left Africa on Wednesday at the end of a five-nation tour of the continent that took in Benin, Tanzania,...
    'Tuareg Disneyland' in the desert
    'Tuareg Disneyland' in the desert
    Timbuktu's mythical reputation puts it at the edge of the world, in which case the annual Festival in the Desert would seem to have tumbled off the...
    Togo's welcome windfall
    Togo's welcome windfall
    Last week the European Union signalled Togo's rehabilitation among the international community when it announced the resumption of normal relations...
    Hanging out beats voting
    Hanging out beats voting
    Mohammed Jalloh leaps in celebration after scoring a goal on a makeshift pitch along Lumley Beach in Freetown. He's 23 and loves football. Like his...
    Assessing Agoa
    Assessing Agoa
    Philomena Appiah's factory is the surprising source of thousands of American uniforms and workwear items, tailored by Ghanaian seamstresses and...
    Obasanjo's scorecard
    Obasanjo's scorecard
    On April 21, up to 61-million Nigerians will go to the polls to choose a new president in what is touted as the country's first democratic...
    Living the highlife in Ghana
    Living the highlife in Ghana
    Historian Martin Meredith records that when Ghanaian independence leader Kwame Nkrumah learned he was expected to take the lead at an independence...
    Liberians waiting for peace dividend
    Liberians waiting for peace dividend
    Last week's donor conference in Washington was greeted as a triumph in Liberia, with more than $1-billion in debt forgiveness and pledges of aid....