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January 16, 2018

Egypt
Is War About to Break Out in the Horn of Africa? Will the West Even Notice?

Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia are close to armed conflict over a Nile dam project; so far the United States is ignoring them.

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April 13, 2018

China
China’s Strategy in Djibouti: Mixing Commercial and Military Interests

With the opening of the first overseas Chinese military base in Djibouti, this tiny Horn of Africa country has become a testing ground for the mixing of China's commercial and military interests abro…

Djiboutian workers stand at the opening of the Doraleh Multipurpose Port

December 4, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s Rhino Horn Moratorium

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. Last week, South African High Court Judge Francis Legodi ruled against the Zuma a…

Rhino Horn Trade

April 28, 2016

South Africa
No Legal Rhino Horn Trade for South Africa

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. The South African government has announced that it will not petition the Conventi…

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November 28, 2017

Zimbabwe
Two Wives, One Robert Mugabe

The Zimbabwe coupmakers are placing all the blame on Robert Mugabe's wife. Grace, however, was known for her shopping, not her politics, and her husband likely used her to try to hold on to power.

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November 14, 2017

Zimbabwe
A Coup Could be in the Works Against Zimbabwe's Mugabe

A military coup may be underway in Zimbabwe against the regime of nonagenarian President Robert Mugabe and his would-be successor wife, Grace.

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June 5, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Polio is Back in the Horn of Africa

In April, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the new presence of wild polio virus type 1 (WPV1) in the Banadir region of Somalia. The initial victim was a thirty-two month old girl. By the …

A newly arrived Somali refugee child receives a polio drop at the Ifo extension refugee camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border, August 1, 2011.

July 26, 2011

International Organizations
Catastrophe in the Horn: Causes and Responses

Newly arrived Somali refugees sit in the open as they await medical examinations for their children at the Dadaab refugee camp, near the Kenya-Somalia border (STR New/ Courtesy Reuters). The area st…

Catastrophe in the Horn: Causes and Responses

September 26, 2017

United Nations
Could the Rohingya Crisis Be a Turning Point for Guterres?

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. The pace and scale of the vi…

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a meeting of the Security Council to discuss peacekeeping operations at UN headquarters in New York on September 20, 2017.

February 5, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Tracking the Traffickers: The Debate over Legalizing Trade in Rhino Horn

This is a guest post by Emily Mellgard, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. 2014 has had a bad beginning with respect to the preservation of Africa’s rema…

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) wardens wait for a tranquillised male white rhinoceros to collapse to the ground, before implanting a radio transmitter, at the Lake Nakuru National park in Kenya's Rift Valley, 160 km (99 miles) west of the capital Nairobi, November 8, 2013.