Atlantic Council Africa Center (Washington, DC)
Somalia: U.S. Strikes on ISIS in Somalia Underscore Threat, Vulnerabilities
On November 3, the United States carried out two separate airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Somalia, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced in a… Read more »
South Sudan: What the Country's War Means for Northern Uganda's 'Relative Peace'
Ten years after the guns of the three-decade-long Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency went silent, northern Uganda's local leaders are concerned that the deadly war raging… Read more »
Africa: Economic Prospects for 2017 - Ten Countries to Watch
The continued failure of commodity prices to recover significantly and the global slowdown of economic growth, especially in China and other emerging markets, made 2016 a… Read more »
September 29, 2016
South Sudan: A Return to Civil War in South Sudan?
While South Sudan's First Vice President Taban Deng Gai carries out a public relations offensive in New York and Washington this week, all indications suggest that the country is… Read more »
June 15, 2016
Africa: Eritrea/Ethiopia Fighting - 'Resounding Silence' from Washington
According to Eritrean officials, in the early hours of Sunday, June 12, Ethiopian forces launched an unprovoked assault over the Eritrean border at the town of Tsorana. Heavy… Read more »
June 08, 2016
Sudan: Still a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism'?
The Secretary of State is required by law to provide the Congress with an annual "full and complete report" on terrorism. The Country Reports on Terrorism covering 2015 was… Read more »
June 06, 2016
Uganda: Uganda's Radical Refugee Approach
Earlier this month, Kenya drew international condemnation by announcing the closure of Dadaab refugee complex and the repatriation of its 330,000 mostly Somali residents by… Read more »
May 16, 2016
Kenya: No 'Silver Bullet' for Kenya's Security
On May 6, the Kenyan government announced that it would cease hosting the estimated 600,000 refugees that currently call Kenya home. Days later, the government scaled back its… Read more »
April 21, 2016
East Africa: Gambella Attack Exposes Tensions Between Ethiopia, South Sudan
On Friday, April 15, South Sudanese raiders crossed the border into Ethiopia to attack thirteen villages in the country's Gambella region. Violence and carnage ensued, and the… Read more »
December 11, 2015
Africa: 3,000 Miles From Paris Climate Talks, Drought Threatens to Overshadow Progress in Ethiopia
World leaders met this week for the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) with an ambitious agenda to tackle warming global temperatures and reduce carbon emissions. Read more »
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