AMISOM's experiences suggest that urban peace operations must be given sufficient resources from the outset
New evidence has made possible a more accurate estimate of how many African personnel have died since the Somalia mission deployed in March 2007.
It is time to reconsider the predominant strategy in play on the continent for dealing with terrorism.
Untreated trauma is dangerous as it may develop into other mental health complications that lead to drug abuse, depression, anger and hatred.
The US needs to review whether a security agenda based on US priorities will solve problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
Terrorist attacks and fatalities peaked in 2014, and have been on the decline since then.
Drones are a tool to manage the threat of al-Shabaab, but there's no way they'll defeat the group entirely.
Each terror attack has a different impact on tourism and this is influenced by variables, like the type of facilities targeted
Kenya needs to disseminate and implement intelligence so that it can effectively prevent and counter future terror attempts.
Kenya has done a great deal to prevent and manage terror attacks but there are still many problems that need to be addressed.
Foreign press took away the dignity from victims killed in the Nairobi terror attacks by publishing their pictures.
Kenya is attacked far more than Ethiopia or other eastern African states by al-Shabaab militants.
The jihadi initiative remains a loose political force in Kenya. This is dangerous for a few reasons.
The lifting of UN Sanctions is unlikely to end internal and external pressure for reform and greater democracy in Eritrea.
Containing Al-Shabaab in Kenya doesn't directly reduce the group's standing inside Somalia.
An unprecedented onslaught from the US hasn't destroyed the terrorist organization. What is the secret of its resilience?
It would be a mistake to ridicule what's been achieved in the Horn of Africa, but obstacles remain.
Two decades after terrorists bombed the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Kenya has implemented a slew of measures to counter terrorism.
The Eritrean ports of Massawa and Assab will hum with life once more as trade flows through them.
The transition into adulthood is challenging for young refugees: they face great adversity while trying to finishing school, find work and enter marriage.