The Transformation of the African State
The African nation-state is in a period of profound transformation, according to African experts interviewed for episode 8 of Carnegie Corporation's Peacebuilders podcast series.
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A member of the Dassanech Tribe on the border of Ethiopia and Kenya. Nomadic pastoral groups regularly defy borders leading to conflicts with farmers and a growing security concern over the ability of some African states to govern these territories.
President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya at the opening ceremony of the Pre-Global Entrepreneurship Summit Expo on July 22, 2015. President Kenyatta has overseen the implementation of Kenya’s constitutional devolution of power to county governments.
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Pamela Mbabazi is the head of research and policy analysis at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University.