Kenya


The Berbera Port Deal: Water And The Balance of Power In The Horn Of Africa

In May 2016, DP World, the Dubai-based maritime trade conglomerate, signed a USD 442 million agreement with the government of Somaliland to construct a regional trade port at Berbera, on the Gulf of Aden. To the north, oil has traditionally been the critical factor in determining the Middle East’s geopolitical […]


The Commonwealth Of Nations: Gentleman’s Club Or People-Centered Club?

The 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has finally closed its doors in the English city of London. It was declared open by Queen Elizabeth II, who called on the CHOGM members to religiously appoint her apparent heir, Charles, Prince of Wales, to succeed her in the largely ceremonial […]


The Next Generation Creates A Way Forward

We’ve always been told throughout our youthful and adolescent years that the grownups will always be there to deal with all of our concerns, needs, and find ways to protect us. Whenever you need help, get a grown up. Occasionally, that’s not what actually happens, and it may surprise us […]


Why Al-Shabaab Continued To Attract Kenyan Fighters?

Despite numerous efforts of the Kenyan government and its allies, Al-Shabab continues to recruit Kenyans. On Wednesday, Kenyan National Police Service (NPS) identified three Kenyans who went to Somalia to join the terror group. According to the NPS statement, the three are already in Somalia training under Al-Shabaab. Without argument, […]


Narcotics And Terrorist Financing: How Al Shabaab Profit From The Global Heroin Trade

In the first two months of 2018, almost 1,400 kilograms of narcotics were intercepted in the Indian Ocean, not far from the east African coast. According to the Drug Control and Enforcement Authority in Tanzania (DCEA) it is highly likely that these were in transit towards Kenya and Tanzania, where […]


Kenyatta And Odinga ‘Reconcile’ To Resolve Kenya’s Contested Election Period

Following a symbolic handshake on the steps of Harambee House in Nairobi, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga appear to have agreed to attempt consigning Kenya’s election-related uncertainty to history. On Friday, March 9, 2018, the two political adversaries held a press conference in which they pledged […]


Al Shabaab’s Intent To Target Kenyan Capital Demonstrated By Foiled Terror Attack

A potentially major al Shabaab attack was foiled by security forces in Kenya in February. This article assesses the Islamist group’s continued intent to launch attacks against civilians in urban areas and examines its current capacity to do so. On Thursday 15 February, Kenyan police arrested two men, Mohammed Nane […]


Facing A Crisis Of Morale And Financial Pressure, Al-Shabab Intensifies Systematic Abuses

Systematic human rights abuses, proportionate with those committed by the Islamic State, are being committed by al-Shabab militants in Somalia. There are reports of the al-Qaeda-affiliated group extorting huge sums of money from starving villages and forcibly recruiting hundreds of suicide bombers and child soldiers. Despite formerly controlling much of […]