A Sudanese soldier sits on the shoulders of a demonstrator outside the defence ministry in Khartoum on Tuesday. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Deposed ex-Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Khartoum’s grim high-security Kobar prison from the presidential residence, family sour(...)

A Tullow Oil drilling block in Kenya. Photograph: Tony Karumbatony/Getty Images

Tullow Oil could be in line for a $200 million (€177 million) boost this year after agreeing a tax settlement with Uganda’s government. The deal will (...)

Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as pop star Bobi Wine, speaks to people at Kibera slum in Nairobi,  Kenya. Photograph: Biko Macoins/AFP/Getty Images

In the Kampala slum where he grew up, Robert Kyagulanyi is king. Walking the streets of the poor Kamwokya neighbourhood, the member of parliament gre(...)

A man walks past a display with portraits of Saudi king Salman bin Abdulazziz (C), his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and the founder of the kingdom, King Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh. photograph: Fayez Nureldine /AFP/Getty Images

The pressure on business leaders to cut or suspend ties with Saudi Arabia following its apparently barbaric murder of a journalist illustrates the dan(...)

Uganda’s prominent opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi known as Bobi Wine  appears in court to face treason charges.  Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

A Ugandan pop star-turned-politician who opposes the long-time president has been charged with treason in a civilian court, minutes after a military c(...)

Diana, a shop assistant in Buziga, Kampala, claims business in phone credit is down 90 per cent since Uganda’s social media tax came in on July 1st. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

In the minutes after midnight last Saturday night, at Kampala’s Big Kafunda bar, patrons began to look confusedly at their phones. “The reception in h(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Silicon Valley, California. Facebook has confirmed it plans to create hundreds of new jobs in Ireland next year. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In coaxing the tech masters of the universe into opening their international headquarters in Dublin, the State wrote them a blank cheque in reputation(...)

University of Zimbabwe demonstration against Mugabe and his wife. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s embattled president, Robert Mugabe, could be voted out of power within two days after the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party prepares to bring (...)

The new crude pipeline will connect Uganda’s Hoima oilfields in the west to the port of Tanga in neighbouring Tanzania.  Photograph: iStock

Standard Bank Group’s Ugandan unit plans to raise $3 billion (€2.56bn) for a crude pipeline by the second half of next year as the east African countr(...)

Ugandan  academic Stella Nyanzi smiles as she appears at Buganda Road court charged with cybercrimes after she posted profanity-filled denunciations of president Yowewri Museveni on Facebook, in Kampala, Uganda, on  April 25th. Photograph: James Akena/Reuters

A Ugandan academic was released on bail on Wednesday after spending more than a month in jail on charges related to posts she made on Facebook critici(...)

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