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Somalia: Conflict and Famine - the Causes Are Bad Governance, Not Climate Change
The link between climate change and violent conflict is a complex one. In specific circumstances changing weather patterns may lead to conflict. For example, people may be forced… Read more »
Kenya: Election Offers Kenya the Chance to Provide Clarity About Somalia
Kenya's upcoming general election will have ramifications beyond its borders - particularly for its most fragile neighbour, Somalia. The two front runner coalitions headed by… Read more »
Somalia: Somali Pirates Are Back. Only a Strong State Can Put an End to Their Activities
The Gulf of Aden has been vulnerable to piracy since 2008 when pirates escalated hijack and ransom attempts on merchant ships. Ransom demands skyrocketed to millions of dollars. Read more »
Africa: How African Countries Can Harness the Huge Potential of Their Oceans
Over the past decade there's been a steady rise across Africa in the attention given to the responsible use of the oceans to contribute to economic growth - or what's known as the… Read more »
Somalia: A Solution to Somali Piracy Is in Sight - Local Communities Hold the Key
The recent hijacking of an oil tanker by alleged Somali pirates raises a number of important questions. The MT Aris 13 was the first commercial vessel to be hijacked since 2012.… Read more »
Kenya: Can Kenya Ensure National Security While Still Admitting Refugees?
The world has become a hostile place for refugees. The narrative often used to justify such actions is national security. Read more »
Somalia: Sea Hijacking a Warning Signal - the Pirates Are Down but Not Out
The hijacking of an oil tanker on its way to Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, has sparked international attention. For almost five years nothing was heard from the Somali pirates.… Read more »
Somalia: Al-Shabaab - Should the Somali President Open Talks?
A political settlement between the Federal Government of Somalia and terror group Al-Shabaab has eluded both parties for years. Read more »
Kenya: Court Forces the Country to Review Its Options on Dadaab Refugee Camp
The hundreds of thousands of people living in Kenya's sprawling Dadaab refugee camp have been spared eviction - for now. Early in February the High Court in Nairobi overturned a… Read more »
Africa: Trump's Ban Attempt Will Hurt Africa But...
An Executive Order issued by US President Donald Trump's administration on January 27th suspended all refugee admission for 120 days from seven Muslim countries - Iran, Iraq,… Read more »
East Africa: Middle Eastern Money, Religion Fuel Tensions in Horn
Relations between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula go back centuries, with trade playing a key component in binding their people together. Religion has also played a… Read more »
Africa: Grim Outlook for Africans Seeking Refuge As Trump Looks to Ban Somalis, Sudanese
Less than a week into his presidency, Donald Trump has made good on his signature campaign threat to start building a wall on the border with Mexico. A second executive order will… Read more »
Africa: Dear President Trump - Home Truths About Africa
Africa has occupied a more or less constantly insignificant position in both Republican and Democratic administrations in the US since the 1960s. Read more »
May 26, 2016
Kenya: Threat to Close Dadaab Camp Plays On International Refugee Fears
The Kenyan government says that it plans to close Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp. It had also threatened to close the country's other major refugee camp, Kakuma, but has… Read more »
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