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ISIS’s nemesis

Al Shabaab offers its Da’ish competitors a simple choice: recant or face execution

The early days of Da'ish in Somalia were not auspicious. The leader of Somalia's version of the pan-regional and Middle Eastern Islamist movement also known as 'Islamic State' or I...


Question on Oromo peace

What to do about the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and how powerful the rebel faction is, are among the most important 'known unknowns' as the political landscape takes shape follow...


From the edge of war to the bridge of love

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has topped off weeks of revolutionary change by triumphantly making peace with Eritrea

The Ethiopian leader's previously inconceivable trip to Asmara on a mission of reconciliation on 8 July has reshaped regional geopolitics and crowned Abiy Ahmed's premiership with ...

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Hanging on a handshake

The deal between Kenyatta and Odinga has re-aligned old rivalries. Nairobi insiders puzzle over who the winners and losers are

Every politician in Nairobi has a favourite theory about the causes and consequences of the rapprochement between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga on 9 M...


A seven-year hitch

June's surprise Khartoum Declaration of Agreement, which saw both government and rebels recommit to a cessation of hostilities and work towards power-sharing was just enough to pos...


Full of sound and fury…

Warm words from President Kenyatta about tackling corruption hold little promise of transforming an endemic culture of rot

Grand corruption throughout society is being exposed on a scale Kenyans have never seen before – all, apparently, with the full support of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Such is t...


Scuttle diplomacy

June's abortive round of the South Sudan peace 'revitalisation' process in Addis Ababa, convened by the eight-nation regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), did...


A proconsul retires

The leading representative of the Ethiopian security services in Somalia, Colonel Gebregziabher Alemseged, better known in Somalia as Colonel Gebre, has been recalled. Since 2002 C...


Abiy scores – so far

An Eritrean Government delegation arrived in Addis Ababa on 26 June in response to the Ethiopian ruling coalition's latest peace initiative. The dispatch of the fact-finding missio...


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