A supporter waves a Kenyan flag at the rally.

Kenya: Odinga launches presidential campaign (In Photos)

Photos from the launch of the Cord Coalition election campaign at a rally in Uhuru Park, Nairobi on the 30th January. Read on! →

The vuvuzela has become a trademark of African football after the World Cup in South Africa three years ago. [Álvaro Felipe]

South Africa: Is the African Cup of Nations good for Africa?

The 29th Africa Cup of Nations (CAN), which begun on 19 January when hosts South Africa took on debutants Cape Verde, will attract a record global audience. In 1957, just three teams, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, took part in the Read on! →

Billboards around Rwanda promote the government's zero tolerance of corruption.

Rwanda: Corruption will not be tolerated

Rwanda has been the most successful country in East Africa in stamping out the graft culture, but is it at the cost of freedom?

Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan, at the World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Ethiopia in 2012 [worldeconomicforum]

Nigeria: Countering the terrorism of Boko Haram

The religious violence in Nigeria’s fractured Northern region has worsened, yet Goodluck Jonathan’s government still doesn’t have a rescue plan

Jean-Marie Runiga Lugerero, the president of the M23 Movement, at the press conference in Bunagana yesterday [authors own]

DRC: Peace talks with rebels resumed

Negotiations between the M23 rebels and the Kinshasa government have resumed today, after they were suspended over Christmas.

Somali refugees wait to register at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya [© Kate Holt/IRIN]

Kenya: Somali refugees fear repatriation

Terrorist attacks in Nairobi have sparked calls for Somali refugees living in the Kenya to be sent back to refugee camps.

Uganda: A bumpy road ahead?

The roads in Uganda have been neglected by the government for decades, and seemingly so has the rest of the society.

The East African Community is in the process of planning a monetary union

East African Monetary Union: An impossible project?

The East African Community (EAC) has failed to meet its 2012 target of agreeing on the formation of a monetary union.

Bashir visits South Sudan in January 2012

Sudan: The clock ticks for Bashir on oil

Why Sudan’s economic problems – not its political ones – may pose the greatest threat to al-Bashir’s regime.