Review Of ‘The Real Politics Of The Horn Of Africa’: It’s A Marketplace, Where The Currency Is Money And Violence

The author has been in the room during the big peace talks in the Horn of Africa, interviewing and befriending the region’s Big Men. The result is indigestible but brilliant.

The ‘Bad Boys’ Are Winning Again: Slippery Slope Back To Authoritarianism In Africa

Burundi is far from alone. Rwanda, Togo, Gabon, Uganda, Chad, Cameroon, Djibouti, Republic of Congo, Sudan, Eritrea, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have all fiddled with term limits

New Tribal Chieftain Or Reformer? Why Ethiopia’s New Leader Abiy Ahmed Could Be A Game Changer

Most Ethiopians believe the incoming premier will pursue political reforms. His election also means that for the first time in 27 years Ethiopian nationalism is gaining momentum.

By Backing Somaliland’s Port, Ethiopia Seeks To Grow More Muscle And Change Power Dynamics In Horn of Africa

Addis Ababa seeks to maintain Eritrea’s isolation, and weaken it to the point that it implodes and is formally reunited with Ethiopia. Or it becomes a pliant, client state