Polls likely due in 2024 could unsettle Galmudug, a building block of Somalia’s federal project, increasing frictions along clan and other lines. State and federal authorities have a shared interest in ensuring a clean vote. They should cooperate toward that end.
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
[The coup in Niger marks] the beginning of the end of a sequence of French troops withdrawing from the central Sahel.
The east [of Sudan] is a powder keg. We just haven’t seen it blow up yet.
If military pressure is designed to push toward the complete elimination of Shabaab, then I think we'll miss opportunities to resolve this conflict.
We know that Wagner is interested in developing its capacity in West Africa.
MONUSCO has largely failed [in DR Congo] because its deployment has not had a significant impact on security over the past decade.
Dans ce premier épisode d’Afrique 360, Enrica Picco et Rinaldo Depagne, directeur adjoint du programme Afrique à Crisis Group, débattent de la vague de coups d'État qui secoue l’Afrique depuis 2020 et du risque de contagion à d’autres pays.
Plus que jamais, l'Afrique est au centre de toutes les attentions, que ce soit en raison des rivalités géopolitiques sur le continent, de la recrudescence des coups d'État militaires, ou des conséquences du changement climatique. Une fois par mois, dans Afrique 360, Enrica Picco et ses invités analysent les événements qui font la une en Afrique, tout en avançant des solutions pour tenter de résoudre les crises.
This week on The Horn, Alan hosts a roundtable discussion with Dr Solomon Ayele Dersso, Paul-Simon Handy, and Crisis Group's Liesl Louw-Vaudran to discuss the state of African peace and security and the African Union’s response to conflicts and crises on the continent.
On 30 August, elite troops slaughtered over 50 civilians planning to protest perceived foreign interference in the eastern DR Congo, three months ahead of elections. The government has asked the UN for an “accelerated” withdrawal. Crisis Group experts Richard Moncrieff and Onesphore Sematumba explain the stakes.
This week on The Horn, Alan is joined by Annette Weber, the EU special representative for the Horn of Africa, to discuss peace efforts in Sudan as well as broader developments in the region.
The Horn of Africa is in turmoil. From the war in Sudan to Ethiopia’s rocky path out of conflict, from Somalia’s fight to defeat Al-Shabaab to the troubles of East African democracies, the pace of change in the region 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 possible avenues to peace. Produced by Maeve Frances. Episodes from past series of The Horn can be found here: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3 and Season 4.
‘Conflict isn't merely a side issue; it is an integral part of the equation.’
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