Investor Confidence Low in the Horn of Africa, as Geopolitical Competition...

During a visit to Africa, former US President Obama stated that the Horn of Africa - that is, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and...

#BookClub: Dissidents and Democracy in Africa

Any article proposing possible ways to create durable and equitable democracies in Africa should be humble in its goals. A cursory glance...

How Arms Proliferation Fuels Political Instability

There are more than 1 billion small arms in circulation across the world, with 87% of them in the hands of civilians,...

How fighting fake news hurts free speech

Governments across the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source...

Great Power Rivalry Hinders Horn of Africa Democratization

Africa is facing major demographic changes and will double its population by 2050 to around 2.5 billion, half of whom will be under 24...

The Impact of COVID19 on Food Security in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of economies globally. Here in Africa, the crisis has drastically impacted food security. Supply chains, food and...

Should Somalia hold elections during Covid-19?

Once considered as a failed state by many, for the first time in half a century, the president of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, announced...

The humanitarian response to COVID-19 in Somalia will make things worse

As Somalia braces for the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, debt relief will not help prepare it for the financial and political catastrophe ahead....
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...

Book Club: Fighting for Peace in Somalia

In the latest of our popular #BookClub feature, Paul Williams shares the key lessons of his important new book, and argues that fighting without...