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The articles below are the most recent additions to the Eastern Region category of Africa InfoServ. To read an article, click on its title. To see more Eastern Region articles or to search a particular topic, click on Africa Archive. Articles marked with a magnifying glass ( Longer, analytical article. ) are longer, more analytical pieces.

Countries in this region include: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.

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1. Longer, analytical article. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete: Tanzania’s laughing stock?
Author: Evans Rubara Date Written: 4 November 2015
Primary Category: Eastern Region Document Origin: Pambazuka Issue 749
Secondary Category: Africa General Source URL: http://www.pambazuka.net
Key Words: Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, Afrika, CCM

Summary & Comment: John Pombe Magufuli is the new President of Tanzania. A results driven politician, he is expected to bring economic prosperity to Tanzanians, it remains to be seen how the man nicknamed the bulldozer will change the fortunes of the ordinary people, especially when they look at his predecessor as a laughing stock. MM
2. Longer, analytical article. Wangari Maathai was not a good woman. Kenya needs more of them
Author: Nanjala Nyabola Date Written: 6 October 2015
Primary Category: Eastern Region Document Origin: African Arguments
Secondary Category: Ecology Source URL: http://africanarguments.org
Key Words: Wangari Maathai, Kenya, journalist

Summary & Comment: The legacy of Wangari Maathai is yet to be realised in Kenya. At the 4th anniversary of her death, why is it because apart from her success on the environmental front, she was famed for urging the protesting mothers of detainees to strip when threatened by security officers who wanted to break up their protests during the reign of Arap Moi. MM
3. New radio shows - ’Uganda’s Bid Deal’
Author: Global Witness Date Written: 19 September 2015
Primary Category: Eastern Region Document Origin: Global Witness
Secondary Category: Resource Extraction Source URL: http://https://soundcloud.com/globalwitness/sets/u
Key Words: Ecology, Economic Justice, Media

Summary & Comment: Global Witness has produced a series of short (5-6 minute) radio shows about Uganda’s oil deals, the money that will flow from them and what they mean for jobs, the environment and ordinary Ugandans. JS
4. Burundi: Diplomacy Falling Short
Author: Wm MInter ed. Date Written: 14 July 2015
Primary Category: Eastern Region Document Origin: AfricaFocus
Secondary Category: Africa General Source URL: http://www.africafocus.org/
Key Words: Burundi, Nkurunziza, third term, elections.

Summary & Comment: Several concerned perspectives on situation and future developments in Burundi. Election will be July 21; President Nkurunziza is running again- for a third term against much opposition, some violent. I encourage you to subscribe directly to AfricaFocus Bulletin. JK
5. NGOs alarmed by ‘draconian’ Uganda bill
Author: Correspondent Date Written: 10 July 2015
Primary Category: Eastern Region Document Origin: IRIN
Secondary Category: Human Rights Source URL: http://www.irinnews.org
Key Words: Kenya, NGO, Oxfam, CSOs, permit,

Summary & Comment: Africa governments view donor funded non-governmental organisations suspiciously, there is a feeling that they come with a hidden agenda, so they try by all means to regulate their funding and operations. It is not only happening in Kenya to have such laws but it has also happened in Zimbabwe as well. Regulations are necessary, but were they make o . . . [expand]
6. Longer, analytical article. Potemkin pluralism
Author: Will Jones Date Written: 1 June 2015
Primary Category: Eastern Region Document Origin: Good Governance Africa
Secondary Category: Human Rights Source URL: http://gga.org
Key Words: Rwanda, Kagame, RPF, African

Summary & Comment: For some the dream for prosperity is over in Rwanda, Paul Kagame or King Paul as some would love it has been substituting and eliminating potential successors. To prove it he is now seeking a third term office. Its hard to tell if the the right decisions will be made to keep the country on the right path. MM
7. Longer, analytical article. Burundi crisis illustrates Africa’s progress, not its decline
Author: Simon Allison Date Written: 8 May 2015
Primary Category: Eastern Region Document Origin: Daily Maverick
Secondary Category: Africa General Source URL: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za
Key Words: Burundi, Nkurunziza, Zuma, court

Summary & Comment: A new form of consciousness is being displayed by the current protests in Burundi, the civil society want the respect of law, President Pierre Nkurunziza is conscious of the need to prevent bloodshed as witnessed in the civil war of 2003-2005 that resulted in him gaining power, this has created a new level of balancing their desires without going o . . . [expand]

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