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 19 July 2017 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 7 April 2016 Kenya: Development, County Governments and the Risk of 2017 Election Violence Commentary / Africa 15 April 2015 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. Commentary / Africa 13 February 2014 Puntland’s Boundary Issues: What Will Abdiweli Gas’s Call for Unity Really Mean?