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...

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 ...

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...

2017 elections: Making Somalia great again?

This January-February issue focuses on the elections in Somalia and their impact on the future of Somalia. This issue also addresses the interface between the elections in Somalia and their impact on ‘Somaliland.’ Download...

UN Resolution 1325 at 16: Where to from here in the Horn?

This issue seeks to mark the 16th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), a landmark resolution which had the objectives of protecting women and children in situations of armed conflict and ensuring women’s participation in post-conflict processes. ...

November 2016
A year after Valletta: What has changed?

This issue of HAB lets you be the judge on what has changed – or not changed – in the Horn of Africa one year after the much-publicized Valetta Summit and what the latest migration developments means going forward for the sub-region. Download...

September 2016
Extractives in the Horn

In recent years, the Horn of Africa has experienced a mineral boom. With the right institutions and policies put in place this mineral bonanza could well be an asset that helps sustain the rapid economic growth the region has registered in recent years. Apart from the usual suspects of governance p...