The Northern Corridor is an economic artery for six East African Countries. Those countries have an ambitious plan to make it safer for truckers.
The UN Peacebuilding Commission provides "quick win" interventions in fragile states. But can it prove effective in Africa when confusion about the concept and infrastructure of peacebuilding remains?
In the first two weeks of June, I spent a few days with opposition leader and one-time presidential candidate Alexis Sinduhije.
Here’s a first-hand look at Burundi’s presidential poll, complete with windy hilltops, colorful rallies, and a very hip election jingle.
It was literally no surprise that Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza won reelection on Monday.
I'm in Burundi because it's one of the countries on the UN Peacebuilding Commission's agenda, but I scheduled the trip to coincide with its presidential campaign and elections.
A coup isn't really a coup until the general commandeers a local radio station. In Africa radio is king.
Less than a week away from its first presidential vote since the last armed group laid down their guns, Burundi’s election is still missing a critical ingredient: candidates. Only President Pierre Nkurunziza is running in the race. But members of opposition parties are campaigning anyway – not to win the election, but to convince their fellow Burundians to boycott the vote.
Crashes by heavy commercial vehicles not only lead to loss of lives but also have a negative impact to the economy in East Africa.
Meet Beatrice Obwocha, a Kenyan journalist reporting on road safety.