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Brexit: Theresa May survives confidence vote, but Brussels is in charge now

Just 24 hours after suffering a historic defeat in parliament over her Brexit deal, the prime minister has survived a vote of no confidence in her government – thanks to the support of her backbench MPs. Up until this point, these same backbench MPs have been all too willing to vote against her and her […]

Kagame ”Postpones” His Congo Mission

By David Himbara Rwanda head of state and Chair of African Union (AU), General Paul Kagame was scheduled to jet off to DR Congo on January 21, 2019. He was to lead a delegation supposedly to mediate between electoral adversaries after the AU demanded that DR Congo suspends the announcement of election results. Then, on […]

Human Rights Watch: Rwanda Events of 2018

The ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and President Paul Kagame continued to exert control over the political landscape in Rwanda, as political opposition leaders have been intimidated and silenced, arrested, or forced into exile. The RPF won an overwhelming victory in legislative elections in September, following Kagame’s re-election with a reported 98.8 percent of the […]

Kenya’s security forces did better this time. But there are still gaps

Patrick Muthengi Maluki, University of Nairobi The Riverside terror attack on January, 15, 2019 was staged to reclaim the ground that terrorists have lost in Kenya’s geo-political territory. But this time the attack had fewer casualties compared to other ones. This was despite the fact that the Dusit D2 complex hosts a great number of […]