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.
Politics in the Horn is best understood as a marketplace, where the currency is money and violence.
Bidi Bidi in Uganda is one of the largest refugee settlements in the world. In June the country and UN appealed for $2 billion to support 1.3 million refugees. Just $350 million has been raised.