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Pandemic of human rights abuses haunts governments in East and Southern Africa

In a year defined by Covid-19, human rights violations, including massacres of civilians and crackdowns on opposition parties, have plagued these regions

Published contracts are a powerful antidote to corruption

The oil, gas and mining industries will benefit from the extractive industries transparency initiative in 2021

African leaders must continue to press for talks: Ethiopia is too big to fail

The conflict in Ethiopia could spill over into the entire Horn of Africa region. AU and regional leaders need to step up their efforts to de-escalate the situation

Catholic NGO boss accused of racism and abuse in Sudan

The aid worker allegedly called his security guard a ‘slave’

On the road with East African truck drivers

In East Africa, truck drivers are being attacked, robbed and used as diplomatic footballs

In East Africa, the locusts are coming back for more

In February the devastating locust swarms were the biggest seen in East Africa for 70 years. Now they’re even bigger

The Year of the Locust

About 25 years ago, Baldwyn Torto and his team taught themselves to talk to locusts. Now, Simon Allison brings you the story of the swarms eating their way across the continent

It’s East vs West Africa in battle for AU chair

The continent’s prime untapped asset, its youth, will be sidelined by the succession battle

Tanzania pushes for delay to regional EU trade deal amid concerns over their industry

'The trade deal with the EU gives East African Community member states duty- and quota-free access for their goods to the EU'

East Africa ups the fashion stakes

Fashion Weeks in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi provide a showcase for local designers and are spurring similar events in neighbouring countries.

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