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Vol 50 No 18

Published 11th September 2009


Djibouti

Dangers and dilemmas in the Horn of Africa

The most dangerous corner of Africa is its north-eastern Horn, where instability reigns and terrorism thrives on the antagonisms of its governments

The fate of Somalia is in the balance, as the Transitional Federal Government struggles for control against Islamist insurgents. Eritrea and Ethiopia are engaged in an unremitting struggle. This season's drought is threatening lives throughout the region and killing the chance that prosperity might ease the chronic conflicts.

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