A meeting of the Nile Basin states called by Ugandan President Museveni broke down, a reflection of growing Egyptian-Ethiopian tensions. Egypt meanwhile is boosting military cooperation with Eritrea.
Politics in the Horn is best understood as a marketplace, where the currency is money and violence.
In 2015, Eritreans, Sudanese and Somalis made up a significant proportion of arrivals to Italy via the Mediterranean, now the prolonged drought conditions have depleted the resources they would need to cross borders.
Because of tensions over River Nile, the speed with which Cairo has moved to embrace the new Somali president is bound to increase Ethiopia’s anxieties at the growing Arab influence in the country.
Up to 12 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya are already in need of food assistance