Why Al-Shabaab Terror Group Targets Kenya, And What Can Be Done To Stop Attacks

An expanding democratic space and high levels of corruption also mean that al-Shabaab is able to exploit Kenya’s governance weaknesses when it comes to security.

From Rigged Elections To Armed Conflict: What Fuels Instability In Africa, And What Can Be Done About It

By 2030, 32% of Africans – forecast at 548 million – are likely to live in extreme poverty. Africa is quite unequal, so growth does not translate into poverty reduction.

A Rough Guide To Foreign Military Bases In Africa: You’ll Be Surprised How Many There Are

The lease on the only permanent US military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti is $63M a year. China, building its own facility at the other end of the Gulf of Tadjoura, gets a bargain at $20M

While Others Ran High-Profile Campaigns, He And President Déby Lobbied Leaders Quietly For A Win: Who Really Is New AU Commission Chief Faki?

Faki was presented as a consensus candidate who was not as “unpredictable” as either Kenya’s Mohamed or Senegal’s Bathily on key issues facing the continental body

Islamic State Makes Another Bold Move In Africa, Seizes Town In Somalia’s Puntland State. What Next?

IS’s expansion to Qandala wins symbolic and propaganda value for the small group, but also logistical advantages of an outlet to the sea, new financial sources and better connections to southern Yemen