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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?

Cooperation in the Congo: Will the Regional Peace Deal Bring Stability?

A new peace framework could bolster MONUSCO, push Congolese reforms and enhance cross-border cooperation. But while positive, these steps are not enough.

DRC: Will the M23's Split Upend or Help Peace Talks?

Divisions within the M23 rebel group have deepened, with the factions clashing. What does this mean for the ongoing peace process in the eastern DRC?

Easy Money? East Africa's Eurobond Dream

A number of East African nations are hoping to generate extra finances by issuing Eurobonds. But while this could beneficial, it could also be risky.