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January 31, 2019

Somalia
Al-Shabab

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. 

Al-Shabab in Somalia

October 5, 2018

Ethiopia
Ethiopia: East Africa’s Emerging Giant

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.

Children play within the Balderas condominium in Addis Ababa.

September 23, 2015

Global
Sustainable Development Goals

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…

Afghan Girls School

September 1, 2009

Sub-Saharan Africa
The African Union

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 2, 2007

Sub-Saharan Africa
U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)

The creation of a new U.S. military command for Africa signals the continent’s growing strategic importance and its many development challenges.

May 29, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Egyptian Islamic Jihad

A profile of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a militant Islamist group that is fully merged with al-Qaeda.

May 12, 2008

Rule of Law
Somalia’s Transitional Government

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 30, 2008

Egypt
Jamaat al-Islamiyya

A profile of Jamaat al-Islamiyya.

November 1, 2007

Ethiopia
Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF)

A profile of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a separatist group operating in eastern Ethiopia.

August 3, 2006

Rule of Law
Somalia’s High Stakes Power Struggle

A group of Islamist courts have seized power across much of Somalia. Many outside observers are anxiously watching—and interfering—as the power struggle plays out between the Islamists and the offici…