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Iwacu is extremely concerned about the journalist, Jean Bigirimana

Since the afternoon of last Friday, 22 July, we have no record of our colleague, Jean Bigirimana.

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DR Congo: Can anyone stop Joseph Kabila?

While the opposition tries to unite, the presidency seems to be working out various possible scenarios for staying in power. For nearly a decade, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been an electoral democracy, a fragile and dysfunctional one, but an electoral democracy nonetheless. However, in the eyes of many Congolese, this status risks being forfeited at the stroke of midnight on 20 December 2016.

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The last Journalists in a dictatorship

Anjan Sundaram’s new book, Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship, takes aim at the vaunted position Rwanda enjoys in the western imagination.

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Zambia: Government closed dow The Post

The Government of the Republic of Zambia closed down Post Newspapers Limited. The Zambia Revenue Authority officers, under instructions from State House, arrived at Post Newspapers head office and printing press around on 21 June 17:00hours in the company of armed police, demanding that the company pays a total of K68 million (US$6.1 million) disputed tax arrears immediately.

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5 things you should know about the Kenya protests

Six months ago, a landslide re-election victory for President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017 seemed likely. Not any more.

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A Ugandan Spring

On a lunch break with a group of friends last month, our conversation was suddenly interrupted by the roar of a group of fighter jets flying over the hills of Kampala.

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