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KENYA: Raila vs Ruto

  What Kenya’s fifth president means for Uganda ANALYSIS | IAN KATUSIIME | The August 9 election in Kenya could have pretty defining moments for the country as it elects a fifth president. Two opinion polls released one week to the election put former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in pole …

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Russia’s Lavrov visits Africa

The reasons for the charm offensive aren’t pretty | JOSEPH SIEGLE | Russia is the source of less than 1% of the foreign direct investment into Africa. Substantively, then, Russia brings little to the continent. But the fact that Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made a high-profile trip to Africa …

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Alvaro Lario’s ambitions

  How new IFAD boss plans to halt rural poverty by 2030 Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On July 7, the Governing Council of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) voted Alvaro Lario from Spain to be its 7th president. Lario beat three other candidates including Khaled …

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Kenya’s fringe candidates

What they offer in tight presidential elections KENYA | MICHAEL NDONYE | On August 9, 2022, Kenyans will vote for their fifth president. It will be the country’s seventh general election since the resumption of multiparty electoral democracy 30 years ago. This year will see the lowest number of presidential …

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