What Causes Modern Famines? Surprise, Weather Has Almost Nothing To Do With It, And Africa Isn’t The Worst Hit

Armed conflict, and active political repression are to blame for more than 75% of all recent famines.

From Rigged Elections To Armed Conflict: What Fuels Instability In Africa, And What Can Be Done About It

By 2030, 32% of Africans – forecast at 548 million – are likely to live in extreme poverty. Africa is quite unequal, so growth does not translate into poverty reduction.

Seven Key Trends For Africa’s Future: Some Are Good, Others Very Scary

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 Dangerous Military Race In Horn Of Africa: How The Gulf Crisis Could Lead Ethiopia, Eritrea And Djibouti To War

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.

South Sudan Is An Unfinished And Broken State: Here’s The High Price Its People Have Paid For It

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.