In Somalia a programme was launched to train people in the handling and processing of fish to reduce waste.
The gains reported in 2016 went hand in hand with overall growth in Africa over the last two decades.
The aftermath of the December 10 car bomb attack in Istanbul.
Westerners consistently misunderstand and overestimate the threat of terrorism, and often gloss over the specific reasons behind attacks.
Fidel Castro poured troops into Ethiopia’s war with Somalia after describing Siad Barre as “above all a chauvinist”.
Many Ethiopians regard Castro as the man who saved their country. Somalis view him as the man who denied them the Greater Somalia re-union
A campaign poster of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in the streets of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu during the 2012 election period.
Despite complications and challenges, elections in Somalia promise to be a game changer.
Participants in the Finote Hiwot project to end child, early and forced marriage in Ethiopia.
Department for International Development/Jessica Lea
A number of African states are taking positive steps to combat violence against girls and child marriage. But social and cultural barriers can nullify national laws and strategies.
Somalia security escort Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy to a regional summit in Mogadishu, the first in 35 years.
Al Shabaab is facing stress under increased pressure from the government and the regional states. But it should also be noted that predictions of its collapse have come and gone before
The UK plays a crucial role in how the European Union engages with African nations. Post referendum, political and diplomatic norms will have to be re-imagined.
Mohamed Noor (left) and Huda Omar pose for a photograph during their wedding ceremony in Mogadishu, a picture at odds with the city’s reputation.
The Mayor of Mogadishu tells the story of Somalia with a personal and very human touch without losing sight of complex national and international political dimensions.
Somali families on a bus taking them back home to Somalia from Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp in a voluntary repatriation programme.
Maintaining a large refugee population when the country is struggling to deal with its own challenges is a big ask
Ethiopian migrants, all members of the Oromo community living in Malta, protest against the Tigray-minority government.
For the first time, all Oromo branches have come together to fight for their national self-determination and democracy
A khat plantation in Kenya. The stimulant’s prohibition in the UK was a bitter-sweet blow for growers, who now enjoy state support for the first time.
Options for exports of the stimulant khat are becoming ever more constrained. The anti-khat campaign that was successful in the UK is now eyeing new victories in Somalia and Kenya.
Refugees waiting to receive essential items, including food, jerry cans, blankets, soap and plastic sheeting, at Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp.
The timing of Kenya's announcement that it will close the world's largest refugee camp, and its reasons for doing so, hold important lessons for understanding refugee situations around the world.
African leaders meet at the African Union Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2015.
Silencing the guns in Africa by 2020 will require a Herculean effort on the part of the AU Peace and Security Council, whose remit is to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts.
Without the perfect-storm conditions of post-invasion insurgency, this most potent expression of al-Qaedaism yet would never have risen to dominate both the Middle East and the world in the way that it does.
The final article of our series on the historical roots of Islamic State examines the role recent Western intervention in the Middle East played in the group's inexorable rise.
Violence has become a normal part of life in Somalia and some other countries.
A growing field of policy analysis now focuses on reducing armed violence. Remarkable consensus has emerged at high policy levels around the basic elements of an approach to reduce violence.
A leak of secret US files reveal details of the drone strike programme. But is this really a 'new Snowden'?
The opening ceremony of an exercise organized by the US military in Ndjamena, Chad earlier this year to take on Boko Haram.
Apart from numerous worldwide threats including from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, the US is taking more notice of Africa due to the expansion of extremist organisations on the continent.
Food insecurity is not only a matter of hunger but may have multiple manifestations.
Food insecurity is a problem that doesn't only stem from hunger. It is also a result of eating food that is not nutritious.
A protest against security measures in Nairobi.
Kenya has passed a controversial amendment to the country’s existing security laws, days after heated debates led to brawling on the floor of the Kenyan Parliament. Despite the fracas, the bill was passed…
Eyes open: a French anti-piracy unit in the Gulf of Aden.
The UK home secretary, Theresa May, has introduced the new Counter-terrorism and Security Bill, which will be considered by a committee of the whole House by mid-December. Alongside the new powers it will…