Two years after the suicide of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, jihadist factions continue a battle for control of Nigeria’s north east. In this Q&A, Crisis Group assesses the situation and lays out what authorities should do in response.
The concern now is if these Jeddah talks collapse, it confirms more or less that Sudan is basically in freefall into a full civil war.
Both sides [fighting in Sudan] have their own reasons for confidence, which is one reason we haven’t gotten to peace talks.
The Horn is highly strategic, and a microcosm of other international disputes.
You need a cease-fire [in Sudan] quickly or you are staring at civil war.
Sudan is on the precipice of civil war. This is the double-headed monster that seized power after Bashir. Now the two heads have turned on each other.
This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard speaks with Crisis Group’s Africa Deputy Director Pauline Bax and Sahel expert Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim about the southward drift of jihadists from the Sahel to coastal West Africa and what can be done in response.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be sworn in as Nigeria’s president on 29 May, following an election dogged by legal challenges. With a weaker mandate than any of his predecessors, the new leader should take steps to reunite a fractured country facing numerous other problems.
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This week on The Horn, Alan talks with writer and researcher Reem Abbas about her flight from Sudan, the destruction of Khartoum and what the future holds for the country.
Somaliland’s army and Dhulbahante militias are fighting for control of the town of Las Anod. The Dhulbahante want to join Somalia rather than be part of Somaliland’s state-building project. The two sides should agree to a ceasefire and prepare for overdue talks on the Dhulbahante’s administrative status.
This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard talks with Crisis Group’s Sudan expert Shewit Woldemichael and Crisis Group’s Horn of Africa Director Alan Boswell about the fighting in Sudan and whether Saudi-U.S. led mediation can bring relief to millions of Sudanese caught in the violence.
Crisis-ridden Mali and Burkina Faso face jihadist insurgency and political turmoil. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2023 – Spring Update, Crisis Group outlines what the EU and its member states can do to prevent these two countries from falling into further regional isolation.
This week on The Horn, Alan is joined by Jerome Tubiana, a researcher, journalist and Crisis Group’s former senior Sudan analyst, to take a closer look at the origins of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces and what’s behind their rivalry with the Sudanese armed forces.
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