Atlantic Council Africa Center (Washington, DC)
East Africa: Why Djibouti Is the Loser of the Horn of Africa's New Peace
Ethiopians and Eritreans alike are celebrating the breakneck speed of a rapprochement between Addis Ababa and Asmara, two longtime enemies. Closer ties between the two, while not… Read more »
Ethiopia: Finally, Peace in the Horn of Africa?
The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on July 9 signed a declaration ending the state of war between the two countries. Read more »
East Africa: The Reckoning South Sudan Needs
The seventh anniversary of South Sudan’s independence on July 11 is, at best, a bittersweet occasion. Seldom has a country come into being with such promise and good will.… Read more »
Burundi: A Flawed Constitutional Referendum
Burundians will go to the polls on Thursday, May 17 to vote in a constitutional referendum set to allow Pierre Nkurunziza, president since the end of the country's civil war in… Read more »
South Sudan: United States Gets Tough
US President Donald J. Trump's administration, expressing displeasure with the government in South Sudan, has started a comprehensive review of its aid programs to that country. Read more »
Somalia: Nation's Continuing Crisis Worsens With UAE Dispute
The recent statement from the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) that American forces had carried out an airstrike destroying an al-Shabaab truck bomb near Jana Cadalle in… Read more »
Ethiopia: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Marks Milestone, Approaches Completion
The April 2 anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in 2011 passed largely unremarked amid the cascade of momentous news… Read more »
Sudan: Bringing Khartoum In From The Cold
After decades of frozen relations with the United States, Sudan is poised to come in from the cold. Following the October 2017 relaxation of longstanding sanctions, Sudan appears… Read more »
Ethiopia: Ethiopia - At the Precipice
Ethiopia's declaration of a state of emergency (SOE) in the wake of widespread protests earlier this week suspends the few democratic rights that Ethiopian citizens enjoy and… Read more »
Ethiopia: Draconian Emergency Is Counter-Productive
Following Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's sudden resignation on Thursday, Ethiopian authorities announced a six-month country-wide state of emergency (SOE), effective… Read more »
Africa: Ethiopia - in the Eye of the Storm
After overseeing the release on February 13 and 14 of thousands of political challengers to the regime, Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned amid continuing… Read more »
Ethiopia: A Victory for the Oromo Protesters?
The protest movement playing out in Ethiopia is one of the most consequential conflicts on the African continent - more than any other, it has the potential to upend US policy in… Read more »
South Sudan: South Sudan Arms Embargo 'Weakens' Salva Kiir
The US arms embargo on South Sudan not only sends a strong signal to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, but ultimately “weakens his ability to hold on to power by… Read more »
November 06, 2017
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 »
August 24, 2017
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 »
January 09, 2017
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 »
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