The East African Court of Justice has been a keen promoter of the rule of law, democracy and human rights.
Some countries, like Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, and Nigeria, have been more proactive than others, but it is still hard for many to get PrEP.
Consolidating peace efforts across the vast territory has proved difficult for close to three decades. Scholars explain why.
Young Ugandans have already fallen far behind in their learning because of COVID.
Conflict is prevalent in the region characterised by harsh climate, vast wilderness and low levels of development.
Lockdown measures may stop the spread of the virus. But they can also lead to a larger and more protracted public health crisis in the form of deprivation and hunger.
States with more capacity, more political inclusion and that make good use of foreign aid tend to see better outcomes.
Mega-projects tend to represent the interests of state and business elites.
As with Ebola, it is often only when the harm is done that people working on the response realise health emergencies disproportionately harm women.
Smuggling in Uganda’s West Nile region is seen as an act of defiance – a way to make ends meet in the face of perceived state neglect.
The mega dam in Jinja was meant to give Uganda energy independence, but this was constrained by Britain’s agricultural interests in Egypt.
The ritual site becomes a communal classroom where songs and dances teach history, impart values and preserve cultural identity.
Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo is used to win a place in government, not to overthrow it. And it keeps working.
Ebola is a highly transmissible disease but its spread can be prevented through behavioural measures.
When tackling an Ebola outbreak speed is a critical element - every hour counts.
The four-day, non-stop dance party has been banned and unbanned twice in four years.
The lack of a system to support youth development is just one reason why Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda have produced few top footballers.
Each food-based vitamin A programme carries different advantages and issues.
The inhumanity of Idi Amin’s ‘economic war’ was about much more than the expulsion of Asians.
Rwanda believes DRC continues to provide refuge for those behind the 1994 genocide.