More than 150 women and girls were raped, beaten, and brutalised over a 10-day period at the end of November.
In Africa armed forces personnel as a percent of the total labour have declined by 27%. However North Africa, combined Middle East, was the least peaceful region in the world.
More strikes and dead innocents are a powerful recruitment tool for al-Shabaab. They may create more problems by allowing African Union forces to retreat.
Egypt is one of the major contributors to the African Union budget – to the tune of 15%, up from 12%.
A famine and widening cholera epidemic that has already killed 200, could combine to make it much harder for new president Farmajo to stabilise the country.