The Horrors Continue In Burundi, As UN Security Council Discusses Damning Rights Report

“Extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and detention, torture, sexual violence, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and enforced disappearances” continue in Burundi, says UN Commission of Enquiry.

The Lake Chad Basin Is One Of World’s Greatest Overlooked Crises: It’s Nothing Like Most Have Ever Experienced

A mother in Cameroon named Dayo told an aid worker that she was sometimes so hungry that she was losing her senses. “When somebody spoke to me,” she said, “I couldn’t even tell if it was a man or woman”

Guns, ‘Foreign’ Armies, And East Africa’s New Long Security Wall (What South Sudan Tells Us)

DAYS AHEAD OF THE SIGNING OF A TRUCE by the warring South Sudan parties in Addis Ababa last Thursday evening (January 23, 2014), Sudan (Khartoum) and Ethiopia criticised Uganda’s role in the crisis. It all started late December. As the East and Horn of Africa grouping, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) met to find a solution to the South …

Somalia’s Meat Could Be East Africa’s Poison; And The Rise Of A ‘Smart’ Spy Agency From The Ashes Of War

First published in The East African, Sept. 1-7, 2012 NAIROBI: Somalia’s long transition ended on August 20, with its war-battered capital Mogadishu more peaceful than it has been in 20 years. However, the African Union peacekeeping mission, Amisom, which can claim credit for the change in Somalia, is not holding a victory parade yet. In often bitterly fought urban warfare, Amisom …