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Maggie Fick

Ethiopian Airlines steps up hunt for African connections

Nov 23 2018

NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian Airlines is accelerating its strategy of weaving a patchwork of new African routes to soak up traffic on the continent and fly customers towards its more lucrative flights to rapidly expanding Asian markets.

In Tanzania, a bulldozer president tests donors

Nov 22 2018

NAIROBI The soldiers started fanning out in the cashew nut growing regions of southern Tanzania - a jolting sight for traders and, campaigners say, a watershed moment for a country once held up as a darling of development groups.

After years in exile, an Ethiopian politician returns home with hope and fear

Nov 07 2018

ADDIS ABABA A year ago, rebel leader Berhanu Nega was coordinating attacks against Ethiopian soldiers from his base across the border in Eritrea and faced a death penalty at home.

A problem for Ethiopia's leader: the young men who helped him to power

Nov 02 2018

WOLISO, Ethiopia They were tortured for their political beliefs. They saw friends shot dead by security forces. They were forced to cut their hair and give up other cultural traditions. This year, they say, they caused a revolution.

Kenyan workers say they warned Unilever before attacks in post-2007 vote violence

Sep 28 2018

NAIROBI A group of Kenyan tea plantation workers have written to the chief executive of Unilever saying they had warned the firm's local managers they would be caught up in ethnic violence after a disputed election in 2007, before being hunted and attacked.

RPT-Trains delayed: Ethiopia debt woes curtail China funding

Sep 01 2018

ADDIS ABABA/BEIJING, Sept 1 Ethiopia has been lauded by experts from China's ruling Communist Party as a "model country" in Beijing's $126 billion Belt and Road initiative to build rail, road and sea links tying China to Eurasia and Africa.

Trains delayed: Ethiopia debt woes curtail China funding

Sep 01 2018

ADDIS ABABA/BEIJING Ethiopia has been lauded by experts from China's ruling Communist Party as a "model country" in Beijing's $126 billion Belt and Road initiative to build rail, road and sea links tying China to Eurasia and Africa.

'Ghetto President' shakes up Ugandan politics

Aug 29 2018

NAIROBIThe arrest this month of a 35-year-old legislator who calls himself "Ghetto President" has sparked fierce street protests in Uganda. Musician-turned-MP Robert Kyagulanyi represents a new challenge to President Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986.

Rights of detained Ugandan lawmaker 'blatantly violated' says report

Aug 24 2018

NAIROBI A popular Ugandan musician-turned-legislator arraigned on treason charges had breathing problems and was left partially paralyzed after beatings in detention, lawmakers who visited him said on Friday.

Demolitions to protect river spark rows in Kenyan capital

Aug 17 2018

NAIROBI For decades the Nairobi River has been besieged by the construction of buildings teetering perilously over its banks, bringing pollution, blockages and floods to the waterway that runs through the capital.

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