The president and his supporters may have defeated the coup â€“ but if anything, the events over the past days and weeks have exposed the deep rifts in Burundian society that to fix will take more than arms.
Al-Shabaab’s violence can’t be tackled by force alone
The terrorist group al-Shabaab has claimed an attack on Garissa University College in eastern Kenya, in which an unclear number have been killed and many others taken hostage.
Ugandan intervention holds little hope for South Sudan conflict
Without a broader regional approach â€“ and a consensual one at that â€“ neither South Sudan nor the region as a whole are likely to see more stability in the future.
Peace and security in Africa: from summitry to solutions
The widespread lack of peace and security is not the only problems that Africa faces, but they are at the heart of them: development and good governance cannot thrive in situations of violence and instability. As such, the very theme of the summitâ€“Peace and Security in Africaâ€“is very aptly chosen. It is a reflection of the challenges for Africa, as well as of the concerns and self-interests of its international partners.
Kenya is Somalia’s latest victim in a region of failed states
Hopefully, the sheer scale of the Nairobi attack serves as a wake-up call that triggers a renewed effort by Somalians, their neighbours, and their international partners to come together and finally address a decades-old crisis that has slowly but undeniably spun out of control.
Leadership, Diplomacy, and Institutional Design: A Model for Understanding the Arab Spring?
Three ‘ingredients’ are essential in managing processes such as the Arab Spring and their aftermath successfully: leadership, diplomacy, and institutional design.