Campaigning is in full swing for Kenya's scheduled national election on 8 August. DW takes a look at one political hopeful, Boniface Mwangi, a one-time anti-government activist who now wants to push for change inside the corridors of power.
When elections take place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, tens of thousands of electronic voting machines are to be used. The opposition is as skeptical of the technology as it is of the poll taking place on time.
Kenya's top court has cleared the way for President Kenyatta to serve a second term. But low voter turnout and threats against the judges have left critics doubtful that his claim to the presidency is legitimate.
Soon after opposition head Raila Odinga dropped Kenya's election rerun, lawmakers passed a bill making it easier to name President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner. But a recent court ruling means he may face a new challenger.
Many people in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya decry the disappearance of their traditional organic crops. But some scientists say that genetically modified seeds could revolutionize the region.
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