Timothy Dissegna

Africa Looks to China and Beyond for Its Energy Development

AfricaWindfarm, cc Flickr Luca Temporelli, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

A developing Africa needs an energy policy that works with several external partners and reconciles industrial progress with environmental sustainability.

Italy Returns to the Horn of Africa

Around 200 Somali graduates completed Italian Mission Training 5, a nearly three-month training program where they learned policing skills as part of an agreement between Italy and Somalia at the Djibouti Police Academy, June 23, 2016. The course taught the trainees skills in crime scene investigation, counterterrorism intervention, riot control, environmental protection and others. During the ceremony, Italian Army Col. Renato Chicoli thanked the trainees, Somali Police Forces, as well as the National Gendarmerie and police of Djibouti for their dedication to the success of the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Raughton/Released)

After a three-decade absence from the Horn of Africa, Italy is re-engaging with the region – and its ambitions go well beyond the issue of migration.

War in Chinese Boxes: Al-Shabaab against ISIS in Somalia

SOMALIA, Mogadishu: In a handout photograph dated 30 April and released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team 01 Mayl, a Ugandan soldier of 341 Battalion serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) holds a rocket-propelled grenade at sunrise on the frontline near the main road on the northern edge of Maslah Town, the northern city limit of the Somali capital Mogadishu. AMISOM troops, now numbering 11,400 out of a mandated total of 17,731, supporting forces of the Transitional Federal Government have driven the Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Al Shabaab out of the Somali capital where life is returning to the seaside city after years of conflict and Somalis are enjoying the longest period of relative peace not experienced since 1991. AU-UN IST PHOTO /STUART PRICE. AMISOM2, cc Flickr AMISOM Public Information, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

Exploring the lesser-known, other face of the Somali conflict.

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