June 2019
Volume 31
China’s Inexorable Rise: Blessing or Threat for the Horn?

“despite your triumphs in sewage, drinking water and Olympic gold medals, still don’t have democracy…we may not have sewage, drinking water, and Olympic gold medals, but we do have democracy… If I were making a country, I’d get the sewage pipes first, then the democracy’’i The appropr...

December 2018
Volume 30
Transitions in the Horn: Between Optimism and Caution

The November-December 2018 issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin (HAB) on political transitions is broaching one of the most critical and contemporary political developments in the region. Over the course of 2018, the HAB has tried to generate perspectives and create the space for debate on key polit...

Imagining Peace: Ethiopia-Eritrea Rapprochement

The editorial committee of the Horn of Africa Bulletin (HAB) first broached the idea of a thematic issue on the possible process and peace dividend emerging from a rapprochement between Eritrea and Ethiopia in early 2016. However, contextual factors and the sensitivities around the proposed theme ...

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...