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Abdullahi Abdille

Researcher, Horn of Africa
Nairobi, Kenya

Crisis Group Role

Abdullahi joined Crisis Group in July 2013, first as an intern and later as a researcher for the Horn of Africa project. In that capacity, he follows developments in both Kenya and Somalia, and provides research assistance. He previously worked with non-profit organizations such as Transparency International-Kenya, and Kenyan institutions including the Electoral Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He has a degree in International Relations from United States International University (USIU) in Nairobi, where he graduated with Honors.

In The News

8 Jan 2017
If a governor is seen as a good performer [in Kenya] then that could be a ticket to national-level politics. Financial Times

Abdullahi Abdille

Researcher, Horn of Africa

Latest Updates

Commentary / Africa

Ethnic Contest and Electoral Violence in Northern Kenya

Kenya’s 2010 constitution was intended to end fierce electoral battles, but in the northern counties of Isiolo and Marsabit it has exacerbated ethnic and border tensions. To prevent these issues causing electoral violence in August, stakeholders should deploy more personnel and work toward intercommunal reconciliation.

Commentary / Africa

Al-Shabaab’s Kenyan Ambitions

Three members of Crisis Group’s Horn of Africa staff consider the implications of Al-Shabaab’s longstanding ambition to broaden its campaigns from Somalia into the wider East Africa region.