The process of integrating Somalia into the EAC should be undertaken with long-term success in mind rather than in the light of the situation currently prevailing in the country.
Somalia must first ensure sustained progress in stability, infrastructure development, governance, and economic growth before considering full membership of the East African Community.
The US has become addicted to private military contractors mainly because they provide “plausible deniability” in the so-called war on terror.
There is evidence that many terrorist organizations in Africa are rapidly creating technical solutions to enhance their lethal operations. It is therefore of paramount importance that African counterterrorism efforts keep up with technological advancements.
The full collaboration of the leaders of all the federal member states is a prerequisite if President Mohamud’s vision of eradicating Al-Shabaab is to be realised.
Newly elected President William Ruto has his work cut out crafting a coherent political strategy to address the crises bedevilling the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa.
Ten years after Kenya’s military foray into Somalia began, what have been the significant achievements of the intervention?
Gains made could be lost unless Somalis themselves rethink the trajectory and the formula for peace in Somalia.
Somalia’s prospects for holding an election based on universal suffrage remain a distant dream because of the fundamental flaws of its political system and a political class bent on retaining power at all costs.
The Borana were at the forefront of the Oromo national liberation struggle and tens of thousands paid the ultimate prize while many others were arrested, liquidated, maimed, or displaced throughout Oromia.
Calls for economic sanctions to be imposed on Ethiopia fail to recognise that they have had not had the intended impact elsewhere in the region, only increasing the hardship of ordinary citizens.
The government’s decision to withdraw all non-local teachers has played into al-Shabaab’s hands and consigned the region’s youth to a life of poverty.