Somalia


A New Approach To Conflict Resolution In Somalia

Five people are dead, and 10 have been injured from a land mine detonated in a restaurant in Baidoa on July 4th. This has happened after al-Shabab claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing carried out last month on a Turkish military base in Mogadishu. An armed vehicle sped through a […]


COVID-19 And Natural Disasters: Severe Flooding In Kenya Kills Up To 300 And Prompts Health Scare

Severe flooding has caused devastation across several East African countries in recent weeks. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda and Ethiopia, with a probable death toll of around 300. Kenya has faced the brunt of the disaster, with the government reporting 237 deaths as of […]


U.S. To Allow Somalis To Report Deaths Of Civilians From U.S. Led Airstrikes

In February, an air strike caused severe civilian casualties in Somalia. This air strike was reportedly the fault of the U.S., a recent statement revealed. The U.S. Africa Command revealed a statement on Monday regarding the air strike. Reportedly, two Somali civilians were killed, and three were injured from the […]

Members of the United States Africa Command

Islamic State Africa – An Inevitability?

In 2018, it was estimated that as many as nine Islamic State ‘cells’ existed across Africa. Whilst lacking their predecessor’s numerical support and contiguous geographical influence, today they constitute a growing menace across the entire continent. Groups professing the ideology of IS now occupy territory in North, West, Central, East […]


No Ceasefire For African Conflicts Amidst COVID-19

Amidst pleas from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a global ceasefire to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, violent conflict in Africa rages on. On March 23, Guterres urged warring parties worldwide to unite against the COVID-19 pandemic by laying down their arms temporarily. “The fury of the virus illustrates the […]


East African Food Shortages: Second Wave of Locusts Rocks the Region’s Food Supply

A wave of locust swarms is descending upon east Africa for the second time this year, according to a report update released by the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) last week. The swarms threaten to devastate the food security and livelihoods of over 25 million people in the region. […]


East Africa Braces For Second Wave Of Locusts Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

For the second time this year, East African nations are bracing for the onslaught of locust swarms. The first swarms left the region devastated. The scientific journal, Nature, reported that the first swarms (spotted in at least eight countries) have placed an estimated 20 million people in the region at risk […]


U.S. Promises Public Assessment Of Civilian Casualties In Somalia Airstrikes

The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has announced that it will begin publishing quarterly reports of civilian casualty allegations and assessments. AFRICOM, which is responsible for U.S. military operations and relations on the African continent, has faced mounting criticism that civilian casualties resulting from U.S. airstrikes in Somalia are consistently under-reported. […]


Somalia Drone Strikes Skyrocket Under Trump 1

The United States is currently waging active bombing campaigns over eight countries in two continents. One of those continents is Africa, and one of those countries is Somalia. The country has been ravaged by sectarian violence for quite some time now, and it is clear that the current American intervention […]


Locusts Descend On Kenya

Much of eastern Africa is battling against swarms of locusts that have swept through the continent. In particular, Kenya faces its worst infestation in seventy years. Other countries impacted include South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Uganda. This new crisis is exacerbating the current food shortage that has already impacted […]


U.S. Africa Command Says Airstrike Kills Two Al-Shabaab Militants

Following the Al-Shabaab attack on the U.S. military base in Kenya, which has killed one U.S. soldier and its two contractors, the U.S. Africa command conducted an airstrike on militants in Somalia. According to AFRICOM’s statement, the airstrike was executed in the Qunyo Barrow area, in coordination with the Somalian […]


The Nile River Water Crisis

This report seeks to provide a long-lasting solution to the current crisis over the construction of Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project (GERD). The dam which is expected to be completed in 2020, has led to significant tensions between upstream Ethiopia, Sudan (which has realigned itself by siding with Ethiopia) and downstream Egypt whose freshwater supply is under increasing threat as the GERD project nears its completion.


Vulnerable Refugee Women And Children Refused Evacuation From Libya

The UN-run refugee center in Libya has recently started turning down masses of people, including women and children, asylum seekers have reported. Before the UN opened their facility in Libya, the main holding centers in Libya were government-run detention centers. These facilities are in such atrocious conditions that some refugees […]