Dino Mahtani Former Deputy Director, Africa Program Please submit all media inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +32 (0) 2 536 00 71 In The News 4 May 2021 The national army has always been the biggest source of armaments for armed groups in Congo. What’s really needed is a demobilization plan and political deals to discourage support to armed groups. Reuters Dino Mahtani Former Deputy Director, Africa Program 10 Apr 2021 Now that Al-Shabaab controls large segments of the Cabo Delgado coast line, there are fears that they are already beginning to take a slice of illicit coastal smuggling... The Africa Report Dino Mahtani Former Deputy Director, Africa Program Latest Updates Q&A / Africa 19 November 2021 The Kampala Attacks and Their Regional Implications The Islamic State has claimed two suicide bombings in the Ugandan capital Kampala. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Dino Mahtani unpacks what happened and assesses the threat of further such attacks in East Africa. Also available in Français Podcast / Africa 3 June 2021 The Insurrection in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard Atwood and guest co-host Comfort Ero talk to Crisis Group’s Deputy Africa Director Dino Mahtani about the violence in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado region, Maputo’s response and prospects for a regional intervention. Q&A / Africa 18 March 2021 Understanding the New U.S. Terrorism Designations in Africa The U.S. has designated two armed groups in the DRC and in Mozambique as terrorist organisations, claiming they are affiliated with the Islamic State, and creating potential legal peril for peacemakers who may deal with them. Crisis Group analyses the implications. Op-Ed / Africa 10 November 2020 Ethiopia: Not too Late to Stop Tigray Conflict from Unravelling Country In the early hours of 4 November, a powder keg exploded in the Horn of Africa, as tensions between Ethiopia’s federal government and Tigray region’s leaders erupted into conflict. Originally published in The Africa Report Podcast / Africa 6 November 2020 Ethiopia’s Slide Toward Civil War This week on The Horn, clashes have broken out between Ethiopia’s federal troops and forces in northern Tigray. Crisis Group experts covering the long-feared escalation and the broader Horn of Africa discuss reaching a ceasefire and how to address the underlying need for a broader national dialogue.