Rwanda’s military intervention in Mozambique’s war against Islamic insurgents has included a request that Mozambique rein in Rwandan opposition members on its soil
From the archive: a researcher on the complex dynamics surrounding Kenyan women’s involvement in Al-Shabaab. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The Lamu port is part of an ambitious transport corridor with the aim of integrating marginalised northern Kenya into the Kenyan economy and the nation.
This is a transcript of episode 12 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including a story on the reasons why Kenyan women who join Al-Shabaab.
The political and security order which numerous foreign actors have been investing in has produced marginal benefits for the population.
Plus, why women join Al-Shabaab in Kenya. Listen to episode 12 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Although polarising, parliament’s move to extend Farmaajo’s term has presented a practical road-map to hold direct elections for the first time since 1969.
Haji was an astute leader who rode the wave of leadership over a long and illustrious career in government and politics.
Women’s motivations for joining terrorist networks belie Kenyan media accounts of naive girls manipulated through romantic notions of Jihadi brides or wives.
While the insurgent group rebuffs talks on the national stage, it frequently negotiates local issues with the government and other groups through senior clan elders.
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.