Appeals & Response Plans
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Tanzania: Earthquake - Sept 2016
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- Uganda: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Uganda: Measles Outbreak - Aug 2013
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - May 2013
- Uganda: Floods - May 2013
- Uganda: Marburg Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Uganda: Ebola Outbreak - Jul 2012
- Uganda: Landslides - Jun 2012
Maps & Infographics
- Editor's Note
- Gender, peace, and security at 16: Some entry points for enhanced thought and leadership
- Financing for women, peace and security
- Reaching higher: Women liberators and gender
- Beyond numbers: Gender and UN peacekeeping
- Comment garantir la paix à travers la réduction des inégalités ?
- Editor's Note
- Extractives in the Horn of Africa: Regional potential and challenges
- Oil in Somalia: Renewed interest in Somali oil
- Avoiding the local resource curse in Turkana, Kenya
- "Development by dispossession?" A reappraisal of the Adola Gold Mine in southern Ethiopia
Why don’t states in the Horn of Africa join the ATT?
The text of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) which came into force in December 2014, has been hailed as a milestone in facilitating the regulation of international arms transfers. Africa countries where instrumental in the process; forty seven African states voted yes and Kenya codrafted the text of the Treaty.
► Kenya and ICC prosecution
► Emerging trends in Somalia: an analysis of ‘regional administrations’
► What ails Muslims? Islam and Political Islam in the Horn
► Rethinking the security discourse in South Sudan
► Child soldiers in the Horn – cause to remain at attention!
► Kenya and the International Criminal Court
Role and protection of human rights defenders
► Privatization of security in Somalia
Implications for the Horn of Africa
Can you get used to living with war? Probably, in the same way that you can somehow get used to living with physical pain, with constant stress, with disturbing noises. You get used to it, you bear with it in silence, because you have no other choice. You don't know of any alternative.
One thing is for sure: the surrounding world can "get used" to protracted conflict. The international community, the media, the aid organisations - they can all turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to suffering that does not have any news value.
- The ICC intervention in Kenya A challenge of delivering justice and peace
- The South Sudan referendum Domestic & regional security implications
- Anxieties and hopes in the Sudan
The ICC intervention in Kenya A challenge of delivering justice and peace
Preventative diplomacy in the Eastern Africa Region
The significance of "prevention is better than cure" fits well in preventing violent conflicts in the Eastern African Region (EAR)1. This paper presents the need for preventative diplomacy in the EAR as a conflict prevention mechanism. It will first clarify preventative diplomacy, from definition to forms and elements. Second is a brief elaboration of the nature of conflicts in EAR and third is the importance of it. Fourth are lessons learnt in the previous application and the fifth is an indication of existing challenges.
Impact of armed conflict on children: the Sudan perspective
The nature of armed conflict has changed since the end of the cold war in the 90s. Nowadays, armed conflicts mostly confine the lives of civilians, over half of whom are children (Steven Hick, 2001, P.106).
Towards inclusive security in Ethiopia
Inclusive security: conceptualized
In this piece, inclusive security is treated as an aspect of human security. At the heart of human security lies the relation between the state qua body politic and its citizens. Human security and state security are not mutually exclusive. They always depend on and complement each other. The Commission on Human Security's report Human Security Now has stressed that human security and state security are mutually reinforcing and interdependent, that without the one, the other cannot be attained.
A nascent peace and security architecture
Seasoned observers of the Horn of Africa have been sceptical about the emergence of a viable supra-national organization that will realize the building of a regional peace and security architecture in the not too distant future. Most of them however, insist that the Horn has to be approached as a 'Regional Security Complex' where security threats to any one state of the region has serious security repercussions on the rest.
Kenya in the face of piracy in East Africa
Despite the efforts of the international community, piracy in East Africa continued to grow in 2009, seriously affecting the internal economic and political situation of countries in the area.
Kenya's economy is suffering from the displacement of international sea trade routes, because of its effects on import-export flows and employment; its judiciary system is overcrowded; signs of political tensions with the Somali community are also rising. In 2009 piracy attacks on ships and tankers in the Indian Ocean waters bordering Somalia and …
The current election crisis in Somaliland: outcome of a failed 'experiment'?
Until recently Somaliland was perceived by many benevolent observers as 'Africa's best kept secret' in the sense of being democratic, peaceful and showing signs of modest economic development, without enjoying international recognition.