After Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan, the Chaos Is Spreading to Ethiopia and Soon to Eritrea

After Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan, the Chaos Is Spreading to Ethiopia and Soon to Eritrea

The Ethiopian National Electoral Commission has postponed the September 2020 parliamentary elections because of the Covid epidemic. The TPLF (the main Tigrayan political party) has nevertheless decided to hold the elections in its region of Tigray, thus clearly seceding from the rest of the country. The federal government obviously did not recognise these elections. The…

The LAPSSET Corridor Is China’s Latest Silk Road in East Africa

The LAPSSET Corridor Is China’s Latest Silk Road in East Africa

IGAD’s Chinese-backed infrastructure projects will eventually create a regional version of Beijing’s vision for a Community of Common Destiny, one of the central philosophical tenets behind BRI. The Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopian (LAPSSET) Transport Corridor in the northeastern Kenyan port of the same name received its first ships last Thursday. The project hasn’t yet been fully…

The Peace Deal Proves That South Sudan Is a Failed Concept

The Peace Deal Proves That South Sudan Is a Failed Concept

The reported details of the forthcoming peace deal that’s expected to be signed shortly prove that the very concept of an independent South Sudan has failed. South Sudan defied all expectations and surprised the world by agreeing to a peace deal for its five-year-long civil war during international talks in the neighboring Sudanese capital of…

2018 Outlook: Africa

2018 Outlook: Africa

Africa’s known for its internal divisions and predisposition to conflicts, especially those which are encouraged from abroad, and it’s with this in mind that there are plenty of reasons to worry about its stability in 2018. Proceeding from North Africa to Southern Africa, Egypt is regularly attacked by terrorists in the Sinai and elsewhere, posing…