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9 Aug 2022
Post-conflict societies rarely earn the right lessons, but I think Kenya did. It adopted a new constitution with a relatively independent judiciary that led to a more constrained presidency. New York Times

Murithi Mutiga

Program Director, Africa
20 Jun 2022
The tensions between these two countries [DRC and Rwanda] could destabilise a region that’s already facing political instability. The Guardian

Nelleke van de Walle

Project Director, Great Lakes
20 Jun 2022
The tensions between these two countries [DRC and Rwanda] could destabilise a region that’s already facing political instability. The Guardian

Nelleke van de Walle

Project Director, Great Lakes
13 Jun 2022
Kenya is one of the few countries [in Africa] where you go into an election without knowing who is going to win. Financial Times

Murithi Mutiga

Program Director, Africa
6 Jun 2022
The perception is that the West and particularly France has devoted a large amount of resources to the [Sahel] region but the situation has become worse. Quartz Africa

Richard Moncrieff

Project Director, Sahel (Interim)
1 Jun 2022
What could be challenging is if Rwanda becomes involved on the military front [in Congo’s east]. Washington Post

Nelleke van de Walle

Project Director, Great Lakes

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Podcast / Africa

End of Season Special: Ethiopia, Kenya-DRC and the Drought

In a three-part special episode of The Horn, Alan speaks to three Crisis Group experts across the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes regions. He talks with William Davison about the prospects for peace talks in Ethiopia, to Nelleke van de Walle about Kenya’s new diplomatic efforts in the eastern DR Congo, and to Nazanine Moshiri about the drought devastating the Horn region.

Podcast / Africa

The Horn (Season 3)

The Horn of Africa is in turmoil. From revolution in Sudan to civil war in Ethiopia, from Somalia's political stalemate and the regional spread of jihadism to troubled East African democracies, the region's pace and scale of change is difficult to keep up with. The Horn, a podcast series from the International Crisis Group, helps make sense of it all. Host Alan Boswell and guests dive deep behind the headlines as they analyse events, debate diplomacy, and discuss avenues towards peace. Produced by Maeve Frances. Episodes from past series of The Horn can be found here: Season 1 and Season 2.

Special Coverage / Africa

CrisisWatch Digest Somalia

The CrisisWatch Digest Somalia offers a monthly one-page snapshot of conflict-related country trends in a clear, accessible format, using a map of the region to pinpoint developments.

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