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Djibouti: An oasis in the wilderness

Not that long ago Djibouti was known for little more than French legionnaires’ disease, atrocious heat and a small ramshackle port. Nowadays, however, this tiny …

Ethiopia: divisive deployments

The reasons behind Ethiopia’s sudden withdrawal from Somalia holds key lessons for the future success of AMISOM in Somalia, for Somalia as a viable nation …

A conspiracy in the wild

For over 10 years, the Northern Rangelands Trust, a Kenya-based conservation initiative, has been acquiring land in the arid north of the country. Today, it …

Life in a state of emergency

With the clampdown on the internet, restrictions on movement, and ethnic tensions growing, James Jeffrey finds that the ouzo in the dives around the Piazza …

US decides and Kenya reacts

Kenyans kept vigil watching the US elections and when morning came and Trump won, they had this to say…

In Africa, do black lives matter?

Alfred Olango’s murder in California was the latest incident in a pattern of violence against Africans that dates back at least to the early 1960s. …