Tag Archives: East Africa

Scientists sound the alarm over drought in East Africa: what must happen next

Dead animal carcasses lie outside of the village of Dambas in Kenya during a drought in 2006. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Chris Funk, University of California Santa Barbara Every few years, it is devastating to watch the same tragedy: a weather cycle that brings debilitating drought and hunger to East Africa, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in …

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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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