Maritime Insecurity Dilemmas amidst a new scramble for the Horn?

The March-April 2018 issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin touches on an overarching theme that was also addressed in the May-June 2015 and September-October 2017 issues of the HAB. These preceding issues of the HAB sought to problematise and analyse the rising geopolitical significance of Djibouti a...

Life Stories: Learning from Kismayo

'Life Stories' is a set of deep, introspective narratives provided by six of the individual women that took part in a research process that examined the gendered dynamics of inter-clan conflict in Kismayo, Somalia, and in particular the role of women in processes of violence and peace. The 'Life Sto...

Learning from Kismayo

"Increasing Women's Participation and Inclusion in Jubbaland Peace Processes: Learning from Kismayo" examines the gendered dynamics of inter-clan conflict in Kismayo, Somalia, and in particular the role of women in processes of violence and peace. The study report forms an exciting contribution to ...

February 2018
Youthquake in the Horn: UNSCR 2250 and Youth, Peace & Security

This issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin explores Youth, Peace & Security in the Horn of Africa. A panoramic overview of political instability and activism across the globe reveals a phase of youth activism that is exerting an outsized impact and presenting policy makers with novel and complex ...

The Gulf Engulfing the Horn of Africa?

This issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin contributes analysis of the complex and constantly evolving relations between the societies and states in the Horn of Africa and the countries of the Persian Gulf. Readers will enjoy these analytical articles on a very topical issue which will have profound ...

October 2017
Being and Becoming a Peacebuilder

Insights from 20,000 hours of youth-led dialogues in the Horn of Africa Submission to the Progress Study on United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security “Being and Becoming a Peacebuilder” puts forward key insights and recommendations inspired from an analysis o...

October 2017
Strengthening Youth Resilience through Sustained Dialogue

A Case Study: “Tubonge Mtaani” in Kamukunji and Mathare Sub-Counties In 2016, 170 youth from Kamukunji and Mathare Sub-Counties in the city of Nairobi, Kenya, embarked on a dialogue process, in the frame of LPI’s Sustained Dialogue project “Tubonge Mtaani”. These diverse, sometimes div...

September 2017
Between co-option and autonomy: Grassroots CVE initiatives as the alternative?

This issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin (HAB) follows from the January-February 2016 issue of the HAB which also focused on countering violent extremism (CVE). In contrast to the earlier issue which concentrated on CVE policies and strategies in the Horn of Africa (Horn), this issue of the HAB foc...

Borderland Communities in the Horn: Avoiding Assumptions and Learning from History

This issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin focuses on borders and borderlands. You will find highlights about the emerging dynamics that increasingly define the reality of borderlands in the Horn of Africa, such as cross-border collaboration at the inter-state level and initiatives by borderland ...

Beyond Keyboard Warriors & Surveillance: Social Media Impact on Peace and Conflict in the Horn of Africa

This March-April issue focuses on social media and its impact on peace and conflict in the Horn of Africa. State fragility, authoritarianism and stalled or on-going democratisation processes, all of which in some ways define the African condition, makes Africa an interesting test case for the imp...

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