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Elections in Africa are increasingly under threat of being influenced by the digital revolution. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By FRED OLUOCHMore by this Author Elections in Africa are increasingly under threat of being influenced by the digital revolution.According to a new report by The Kofi Annan Commission released on January 23 in Davos, Switzerland, the electoral integrity...
South Sudan President Salva Kiir. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By FRED OLUOCHMore by this Author South Sudan is staring at another failed attempt to form a transitional government on February 22 after all the opposition parties rejected calls for arbitration on the differences over number of states.Both the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) led by...
The East African Court of Justice in session. It was established in 1999, inaugurated in November 2001 and heard its first case in 2005. It has two chambers. FILE PHOTO | NMG  By PATTY MAGUBIRAMore by this Author Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are locked in a tussle over who should host the East African Court of Justice (EACJ), straining relations...
Mandisi Mpahlwa is widely tipped be Pretoria’s new ambassador to Rwanda. PHOTO | COURTESY | DTI SA  By IVAN R. MUGISHAMore by this Author South Africa has appointed a new ambassador to Rwanda, ending almost one year of no representation in the country.In December 2018, the South African ambassador to Kigali, George Nkosinati Twala, was summoned to Pretoria, and later...
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (centre) walks during the first day of a 6-day trek, covering a distance of 195km, called "Africa Kwetu" (Africa our homeland) in Galamba, about 30km North of Kampala, Uganda, on January 4, 2020. PHOTO | HAJARAH NALWADDA | AFP  By JONATHAN KAMOGAMore by this Author President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda who has been in power for...
Sean Cairncross, Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG  By AGGREY MUTAMBOMore by this Author The Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Sean Cairncross spoke to Aggrey Mutambo on the vetting of Mozambique and Kenya for the next multi-million dollar programmes...............................What does MCC do, and how different is it from USAid?It is a development agency like USAid, but different....
Established in 1972, NHC owns nearly 20,000 housing and commercial rental units in almost all major urban areas of Tanzania. FILE PHOTO | NMG  By APOLINARI TAIROMore by this Author Cash-strapped Tanzania’s state-owned National Housing Corporation (NHC) is being investigated for dubious sale of units and what the government terms backyard renting to individuals.The Lands ministry, under which NHC falls,...
Delagates follow proceedings during the 23rd East Africa Law Society Annual Conference in Mombasa, on November 28, 2018. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NMG  By PATTY MAGUBIRAMore by this Author The East Africa Law Society (EALS) has filed a lawsuit against the East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers and the secretary general for allegedly violating the Treaty establishing the...
Kirinyaga County governor Anne Waiguru at the Supreme Court of Kenya in December 2018 for the ruling of an election petition filed by Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua. The case will now be heard by the East African Court of Justice. FILE PHOTO | NMG  By LUKE ANAMIMore by this Author Kenya’s governor for Kirinyaga County Anne Waiguru has...
Peacekeeper troops from Ethiopia and deployed in the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei patrol outside Abyei town on December 14, 2016. PHOTO | ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN | AFP  By GARANG A. MALAKMore by this Author South Sudan and Sudan on Friday agreed to form a joint team to look into violent clashes in the disputed border area of Abyei...

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