In January 2016, Kenyan troops were defeated by Al-Shabaab militants at El Adde in Somalia. This is why it happened.
The death of Al-Shabaab’s leader triggered deadlier suicide bombings as the group desperately tried to demonstrate its resilience.
As Somalia prepares to choose new leaders in 2021, questions remain around the viability of the country's clan-based electoral system.
By withdrawing its troops from Somalia, Kenya could be doing more harm than good.
The terror group uses the proceeds of criminal activity to support its political agenda.
Declining US involvement in The Horn would leave a vacuum that others can fill.
The resilience of Al-Shabaab raises questions about the effectiveness of the current US military strategy in Somalia.
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.