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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.

Has Madagascar Managed to Avert a Crisis?

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Madagascar has cobbled together a national unity government, but will it be enough to stabilize the political process and a delicate economic recovery?

Ethiopians Flee to Kenya following Botched Military Operation

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Kenya has much to gain from actively working to de-escalate the growing crisis in Ethiopia’s Oromia region.

A World without Colonies: The Fight for Freedom in Western Sahara

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The international community should not take the ceasefire in Western Sahara for granted.

African Union Rocked by China Spying Allegations

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Will the discovery of surveillance bugs in the AU's headquarters reverberate in wider China-Africa relations?

South Sudan: In Search of a Path to Peace

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It’s time for the international community to get serious about ending the South Sudanese civil war.

Zimbabwe after Mugabe: New Dawn or Business as Usual?

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The honeymoon period for Zimbabwe's new president could be exceedingly short.

The End of the Mugabe Era in Zimbabwe

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The army has taken control of Harare and placed longtime President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest.

Kenya on Edge as Votes Are Counted

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Accusations of hacking and fraud are casting a shadow over the final stretch of a tense presidential campaign in Kenya.

Why is Africa Silent about Jospeh Kabila?

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The African Union is letting Joseph Kabila get away with flouting the DRC’s constitution.

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