There have been at least 20 American airstrikes and ground operations in Somalia so far in 2017, the highest ever recorded in a year.
There is donor fatigue regarding droughts in East Africa, and Addis Ababa has faced accusations it played down the severity of the crisis to keep the country from looking bad internationally.
Conflict in Africa is causing fewer fatalities than in the 1990s, but the number of violent incidents is increasing, and violence is becoming more complex.
A meeting of the Nile Basin states called by Ugandan President Museveni broke down, a reflection of growing Egyptian-Ethiopian tensions. Egypt meanwhile is boosting military cooperation with Eritrea.
It’s the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. One million have crossed into Uganda, and an additional “million or even more” are in Ethiopia, Kenya, DR Congo, and Central African Republic.