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Horn of Africa

Transformation Euphoria in the Horn of Africa

Transformation Euphoria in the Horn of Africa

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Ethiopia Between Risk and Reform

Ethiopia Between Risk and Reform

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Straight Talk On Somalia Insecurity

Straight Talk On Somalia Insecurity

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Farmajo Follows Footsteps of Failure

Farmajo Follows Footsteps of Failure

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Blackened Waters of Somalia

Blackened Waters of Somalia

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Circling The Square In Somalia

Circling The Square In Somalia

Somalia is headed in the right direction. But "right direction" doesn’t mean a path free of pitfalls and clear of landmines.

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Chasing Mirages Across Somalia

Chasing Mirages Across Somalia

With Somalia's election around the corner, what criteria should be used to evaluate each candidate? Hint: not name recognition nor clan affiliation.

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Security Context of Illegal Wildlife Trade in East Africa

Security Context of Illegal Wildlife Trade in East Africa

Illegal wildlife trade is of immense value to criminal organizations and armed non-state actors such as al-Shabaab in Somalia.

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8 Simple Steps to Bury Your Own Country

8 Simple Steps to Bury Your Own Country

Between now and August, when a new Somali president is supposed to be elected, a variety of political noises are expected to get amplified only to lead to the all too familiar outcome—a wonderful presidential parade to inaugurate the next charlatan, a new or a recycled one.

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Kenya’s Tourism Sector Set to Recover

Kenya’s Tourism Sector Set to Recover

After declines following attacks by Somalia-based militants and piracy, Kenya’s $1 billion a year tourism sector looks set to for a robust recovery in 2016.

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Somalia: Change Coming?

Somalia: Change Coming?

Since Somalia’s independence in 1960, its relationship with the U.S. has been on a roller coaster that travels up and down dangerous steeps and performs sudden inversions that turn everything upside down.

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The Politics of Insecurity in Somalia

The Politics of Insecurity in Somalia

AMISOM has outlived its mandate. It is time to put UN peacekeepers in Somalia.

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Breaking Bad in the Most Fragile Country (Part 2)

Breaking Bad in the Most Fragile Country (Part 2)

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Breaking Bad in the Most Fragile Country

Breaking Bad in the Most Fragile Country

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“Christian American B*stard — go home!”

“Christian American B*stard — go home!”

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