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Why a proposed Horn of Africa bloc could destabilise the larger region

Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki (left), Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (right) and Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki (left), Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (right) and Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. Ingo Henneberg, University of Freiburg and Sören Stapel, University of Freiburg Relations in the Horn of Africa are complex and complicated. They are characterised by deeply ingrained rivalries between Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia in a conflict-ridden region. For decades, it has been known …

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Terrorism in Tunisia and how it’s evidence of an increasingly unstable North Africa

A policeman holds a flower at the site of a bomb attack on a bus transporting Tunisian presidential guards November 25, 2015. EPA Images

A policeman holds a flower at the site of a bomb attack on a bus transporting Tunisian presidential guards November 25, 2015. EPA Images Omar Safi, University of Portsmouth A terrorist attack hit the heart of the city of Tunis last month, wounding nine people. The explosion struck Avenue Habib Bourguiba, the “Tunisian Whitehall”, when a female suicide bomber detonated …

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