Kenya: Food Security Under Threat in Kenya
In Kenya, food consumption is outpacing food production. According to a new Institute for Security Studies report, annual agricultural production will need to increase by an… Read more »
Djibouti: From Djibouti to Jeddah, the Western Indian Ocean Needs Security
Crimes like piracy, illegal fishing and the smuggling and trafficking of firearms, narcotics and people continue to threaten security in the Western Indian Ocean. If left… Read more »
Southern Africa: SADC Must Keep Its Eye On the Ball in Madagascar
The chances of compromise and dialogue among Madagascar's political actors are getting slimmer by the day. Violent confrontation between supporters of two former presidents and the… Read more »
Madagascar: Cattle Robbery Threatens Madagascar's Peace and Security
Cattle theft in Madagascar is becoming an increasingly violent crime, with bandits terrorising villages by stealing, killing victims and taking cattle owners hostage in bloody… Read more »
Africa: How Will the Somalia-UAE Row Affect AMISOM?
In early April, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stopped its capacity building support for security institutions and humanitarian aid to Somalia. This was due to growing diplomatic… Read more »
Burundi: Talks Remain Ineffective As Crisis Continues
In early December 2017, a new round of talks led by the East African Community (EAC) was initiated in Arusha, Tanzania, with the aim of reaching an agreement to end the Burundian… Read more »
Africa: Organised Crime Threatens Uganda's Thriving Gold Trade
Gold has become one of Uganda's top exports, but multiple questions surround this glittering trade. On 20 February, Uganda celebrated a year since it officially launched East… Read more »
Kenya: Will New Legislation Turn Kenya Into a Tax Haven?
A recently passed law could make it easier for companies to dodge tax in Kenya. This could increase the rate of illicit financial flows and, contrary to government's goals,… Read more »
Somalia: Climate Change Is Feeding Armed Conflict
The blast that killed over 350 people and the double car bombing in Mogadishu last October have frustrated Somalia's efforts to build stability. For almost 30 years, the country… Read more »
Kenya: Raila Odinga Makes Another Dubious Deal
The handshake between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his arch-rival Raila Odinga on the steps of Harambee House - the office of the president - on 9 March has baffled even… Read more »
Africa: Trouble in Paradise As Mauritius Tackles Corruption Scandal
The island of Mauritius seems to have it all. Pristine beaches, sunshine in abundance, and the best governance in Africa. Read more »
Africa: Mutual Benefits of Ethiopia's Refugee Policy
Ethiopia is the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa. It is also fast becoming the most progressive on the continent in responding to forced displacement. If properly… Read more »
Africa: The AU Should Take a Stand On Burundi's Constitutional Review
Burundi will hold a referendum in May 2018 on a constitutional amendment that could enable President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power past 2020. The proposed changes would weaken… Read more »
Africa: Why the African Union Needs a Stable Ethiopia
African Union (AU) Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has offered his services to the government of Ethiopia amid political upheaval in the country. After months of… Read more »
South Sudan: Is Justice Possible During South Sudan's Civil War?
The death sentence handed down to former South African National Defence Force colonel William Endley in a South Sudanese court last month raises questions about whether real… Read more »
East Africa: Port Deal Underscores Djibouti's Reliance On Ethiopia
When Djibouti makes international headlines, it is usually in connection with the many superpowers that have built military bases on its shore. France, the United States, China,… Read more »
Madagascar: President Hery Must Avoid the Worst Plague of All
Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina must be feeling rather like a pharaoh of the Old Testament. During the past four years when he has governed the country it has been… Read more »
Kenya: Two Wrongs Don't Right Kenya's Political Crisis
When Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was officially anointed as president for the second time last November, he swore an oath - the same one he swore at his first inauguration in… Read more »
Africa: Will Egypt-Ethiopia-Sudan Diplomacy Placate Other Nile Countries?
Leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met this week to restore cordial relations on the Nile River water after weeks of frosty ties between Egypt and Sudan. Tensions have simmered… Read more »
Burundi: Do Global Actors Have What It Takes to Help Burundi?
Since Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in early 2015, political instability across the country has tested the limits of global… Read more »
Somalia: Somaliland's New President Has Work to Do
With the inauguration of Muse Bihi Abdi on 13 December 2017, Somaliland's oft-delayed presidential election process officially ended. The Kulmiye party retained power, but the… Read more »
December 08, 2017
South Sudan: Can the Peace Agreement Be Revitalised?
With the civil war in South Sudan concluding its fourth year, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is maximising its efforts to revitalise the Agreement on the… Read more »
December 01, 2017
East Africa: Path of Insecurity for Migrants Leaving the Horn
Despite conflict and humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen, the country remains a destination for some Somali and Ethiopian migrants who risk kidnapping, torture and deportation trying… Read more »
November 28, 2017
Somalia: Commanding Attention - a Female Al-Shabaab Ex-Commander Speaks Out
'I have to go,' she says. And is gone. A few moments later, he calls her back, as he has several times, and she talks some more - anxiously and assertively all at once. He… Read more »
November 16, 2017
Africa: Will Other African Countries Follow Burundi Out of the ICC?
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been authorised to begin investigations into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi between 26 April 2015 and 26… Read more »
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