Somalia


Grenade Attack During Rally Held By Ethiopian Prime Minister Results In Casualties

Soon after the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia finished his speech on June 23rd at the Meskel Square, a grenade was denoted causing 10,000 supporters to run in fear of their lives. His supporters were eager to hear about his new reformist agenda. As a result of the attacks, […]


EU’s 2018 Migration Summit: An Influx of Migrants Or An Influx Of Populist Power?

There has been a dramatic change in the political landscape for migrants in Europe over the weekend as a new EU wide summit was reached regarding how the Union would deal with migration issues in the future. They key aspects of the summit include:  domestic control centres within the EU, […]


The Role Of Youth In Peace And Conflict In Africa

On December 9th, 2015, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted one of the most ground-breaking resolutions in its history; UNSCR 2250 (2015) recognized the need for youths to play an “important and positive role in the maintenance and promotion of international peace security.” UNSCR resolution 2250 identified five key […]


Recent Death Of Ethiopian Migrants Off Yemeni Coast Echos Regional Pattern

At least 46 people have died, and another 16 gone missing, off the Yemeni coast following the capsizing of a smuggler’s boat carrying 100 Ethiopian migrants looking for work in Yemen, according to the BBC. These casualties, which occurred on Wednesday June 6, are part of a larger regional pattern […]


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 […]


1,213 Nigerians Repatriated From Libya In First Quarter Of 2018

Since the fall of Libya’s Dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, rivaling factions have fought for control and legitimacy over the government, leaving the country in chaos. This governmental power vacuum has been exploited by smugglers and traffickers who made  huge profits in the trading of humans. With a 1, 100-mile […]


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, […]


AFRICOM Confirms Most Recent Anti-Terror Strike In Somalia

On Friday, April 6th, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced that its most recent airstrike in Somalia killed three members of al-Shabaab, according to the New York Times. The strike took place roughly 230 miles southwest of the capital Mogadishu, near the small town of Jilib, which is generally considered […]