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Review − Kigali Y’ Izahabu

From the porch steps to the record store, Rwandan trio The Good Ones deliver an intimate acoustic album proving the remedial powers of music.

Training Africa's Future Innovators

Science and technology could drive the continent's future development, but creating the right environments and keeping Africa's youngest and brightest will be key.

"Let's Wait and See What Happens": Kagame Hints at 2017 Election Run

At a recent event, Rwanda's president Paul Kagame suggested he might change the constitution to allow him to run for a third term in 2017.

Rwanda's 20 Year Miracle: "We Had Nowhere To Go But Up"

Once warring communities now live side by side and the pace of development has been awe-inspiring, argues former UK Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell.

Uganda: Grandmaster Museveni and his Gay Rights Pawn

For the canny Museveni, the controversy over gay rights is not a moral issue but a political opportunity. And in this political chess game, he has so far outmanoeuvred everyone.

Calculating Coups: Can Data Stop Disasters?

Statistical forecasting isn't perfect but it's always getting better. The international community should sit up and listen because it could help save lives.

Feet-Dragging, Fast-Tracking and Freedom of Movement: Where Now for the EAC?

With relations within the East African Community fraying in recent months, the upcoming heads-of-state summit will be all the more important.

Pincer Movements, Choppers and Teamwork: How the M23 was Pushed Back

Less than a year ago, the national army and UN mission watched on as the M23 moved across the region. This week, it is the rebels that have been swept aside. What changed?

Blue Helmet Blues: UN Force in the Congo, Take Two

The UN's Force Intervention Brigade has been heralded as breaking new peacekeeping territory, but this isn't the first time the UN has taken the fight to Congolese rebels.

Explosive Start to Rwandan Parliamentary Election Polling Mars Kagame’s Victory

Parliamentary elections this week saw Kagame's Rwandan Patriotic Front cruise to victory, but calm was disrupted by a pre-poll grenade attack in central Kigali.

East Africa: Can Pipeline Dreams Become Reality?

Can a regional project for two new oil pipelines be realised with such volatile neighbourly relations?