January 31, 2019
Al-Shabab remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a long-running African Union offensive against the Islamist group.
October 5, 2018
Ethiopia’s new leader, Abiy Ahmed, is seeking aggressive reforms to put an end to discord and build on the country’s progress in recent decades, but a towering set of challenges threatens his agenda.
September 23, 2015
The UN’s sweeping new development agenda aims to “provide the overarching narrative” of sustainable growth for the next fifteen years, yet critics say the Sustainable Development goals are broad, unf…
September 1, 2009
The African Union succeeded the old Organization for African Unity (OAU) in 2002. Since then, the new institution has struggled to reform governing bodies inherited from the OAU while shouldering cha…
May 29, 2008
A profile of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a militant Islamist group that is fully merged with al-Qaeda.
May 12, 2008
Though international observers had hoped Somalia’s transitional federal government would bring stability to the war-torn nation after sixteen years of “failed state” status, by mid-2008 experts said …
May 2, 2007
The creation of a new U.S. military command for Africa signals the continent’s growing strategic importance and its many development challenges.
May 30, 2008
A profile of Jamaat al-Islamiyya.
November 1, 2007
A profile of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a separatist group operating in eastern Ethiopia.
November 14, 2005
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What is behind the latest round of violence in Ethiopia?The surprising success by opposition candidates in May’s parliamentary elections, experts say. The opposition…