Many wildlife species face an uncertain future due to recurring, severe drought.
Our research shows that although climate change is a key factor in starting conflict in eastern Africa, it’s not always the most important one.
The ongoing humanitarian crisis raises serious questions about future food and water security in the Horn of Africa.
About 7.7 million Somalis need emergency aid right now.
Peacekeeping missions grab the headlines when they’re associated with tragedy and death – but that isn’t their full story.
The plan to replace Museveni with his son has dramatically shifted from rumour to reality in recent months.
The origins of Ethiopia’s food crisis can be traced to a bitter feud between Eritrean and Tigrayan liberation fighters.
A transition is underway in Somalia. There are massive risks if it is not handled with great care.
500 million people live in 19 African countries deemed “water insecure”.
Nearly all of the 129 aid workers killed on the job in 2021 were from the countries where they lost their lives.
Food security has six dimensions: availability, access, stability, utilisation, agency and sustainability.
Boni forest provides a haven for military training and a staging point for hit and run tactics.
The evidence shows that political risk in South Africa has increased markedly in certain areas over the past two decades.
All terrorism in the region has domestic origins but is linked to regional and international events.
Military expenditure is a relevant policy option in reducing the negative effect of terrorism on economic growth in Africa.
New evidence from Somalia points to effective ways to deliver public services in conflict-affected and fragile contexts.
Many of the temperatures presently being recorded in Africa, and those projected in the next decade, are already close to the limits of human survival, or “liveability”.
Satellite imagery can help to get data in fragile, crisis-affected situations.
The next year appears likely to bring another sequence of La Niña-related droughts to eastern East Africa. The time to act is now or many will suffer.
The real burden of the disease is way underestimated. Not all the labs in the country are included in the tally an only a few can conduct COVID-19 tests.