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Kenya-Somalia dispute threatens an embattled Horn of Africa

Joint IGAD–AU action is urgently needed to avoid further destabilisation of a region already wracked by violence. Relations between Kenya and Somalia have been strained...

Aerial assets impact positively on Op Atalanta

The European Union naval tasking off the Horn of Africa, which started life as protection for World Food Programme (WFP) vessels delivering food aid...

Somalia’s opposition cease recognising president as election row escalates

An alliance of Somali opposition parties proposed the creation of a national council of lawmakers, opposition leaders and civil society to govern the Horn...

A month on, Atalanta commander reflects on new mandate

A command insight into Operation Atalanta, the EU naval tasking off the Horn of Africa, comes from Commodore Diogo Arroteia. The senior Portuguese Navy officer...

African envoys due to meet Ethiopian PM as war ultimatum expires

African peace envoys were due to meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday, a day after he said the military was beginning the...

EU vice president visits Horn of Africa

EU vice president Federica Mogherini this week visited the Horn of Africa calling on three EU common security and defence policy missions as well...

Foreign military activity increasing in the Horn of Africa

The presence of foreign militaries in the Horn of Africa is increasing, with a wide variety of international security actors—from Europe, the United States,...

ISS: National dialogues are key to peace in the Horn

The countries in the Horn of Africa have entered a new phase of domestic instability. Political protests in Ethiopia and Sudan and armed insurrections...

Atalanta airborne ops

The continued success of the EU naval operation off the Horn of Africa to ensure safe passage for vessels carrying much-needed food and stop...

Migrants to Yemen on the increase – IOM

The number of migrants arriving in Yemen is set to rise by 50% this year compared to 2017, with almost 150,000 risking...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...