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The futility of elections: Re-thinking democracy in East Africa

Elections do not guarantee greater freedom or democratic governance and have contributed to instability and economic setbacks

The dichotomy of Dominic Ongwen

The brutality meted out to the infamous Ugandan warlord was almost as horrifying as that delivered by him

‘Unconscionable’: The race to stop Israel from selling weapons to Uganda

Ugandan and Israeli activists have called for the licence permitting arms sales to be revoked, but expect next week’s hearing to be held in camera

The Africans in exile who live in fear of transnational repression

Governments across sub-Saharan Africa violently pursue exiles abroad. Democracies must push back

State surveillance rife in South Sudan, Amnesty finds

Telecommunications and surveillance companies must stop aiding the government’s human rights violations and encroachment on freedoms

Africa: The only continent where political violence increased in 2020

Militias have increased in numbers and strength, and now outnumber state security forces by four to one

Debt forgiveness will top the African agenda in 2021

After being praised for their handling of the pandemic, African countries must now confront the economic fallout – even as they grapple with existing political and security challenges

Conflict until the cows come home

Climate change and civil war are escalating tensions between South Sudan’s herders and crop farmers, who are competing over land

South Sudan’s forex shortage highlights broader economic crisis

South Sudan has nearly run out of foreign currency – and this is just the tip of a much bigger economic crisis.

The foreign aid game is changing: these are the opportunities for Africa

A more explicit emphasis on the national interest may encourage donor countries to play ‘the long game’ in Africa

Nine years later, South Sudan is still a nation in waiting

July 9 marks nine years since South Sudan became independent. But the promise of that independence has yet to be realised

Much of South Sudan’s cabinet has Covid-19. What happened?

And only two of the country’s five vice-presidents have not had the virus

Lifting the arms embargo on South Sudan would be a disgrace

Later this month, the UN Security Council will vote on whether to lift the arms embargo on South Sudan. Doing so would be a terrible mistake

Crisis, what crisis? How not to handle a pandemic

So far, most countries on the African continent are dealing with Covid-19, but not all leaders are taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously

‘The UN didn’t do anything wrong’: Peacekeepers in South Sudan respond to Covid-19 criticism

The international organisation has been on the receiving end of bitter criticism since South Sudan’s first case of Covid-19 was confirmed to be a UN staffer

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The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

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Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

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