Tag Archives: Insecurity

08 March 20

Somalia: Al-Shabaab leader Bashir Mohamed Qorgab killed in airstrike

A senior commander of Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has been killed in an airstrike, according to local reports.

20 June 19

UN: 300,000 flee fresh ethnic violence in northeastern DRC

More than 300,000 people have been forced to flee their homes amid fresh violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.

22 February 18

Kenya warns citizens against travelling to South Sudan

The Kenyan government has warned citizens against travelling to parts of South Sudan where the worst cases of armed conflicts and ethnic violence have occurred during the last six months.

11 August 17

East Africa is getting more dangerous, despite economic progress

The latest Global Peace Index says the world is slightly more peaceful this year than it was in 2016, but East Africa is one exception. Political instability fluctuates unpredictably in the region and a number of conflicts have added to an
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15 July 17

HRW: Rift Valley violence threatens Kenya elections

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says ongoing violence in Kenya’s Rift Valley could keep thousands of people from voting in next month’s presidential elections.

12 April 17

Somalia: New army chief survives bombing that kills at least 17

Somalia’s new military chief has survived a suspected Al-Shabaab car bomb attack that killed at least 17 people on Sunday.

02 March 17

Is East Africa the most dangerous region in the world?

Last year’s Global Peace Index (GPI) report from the Institute for Economics and Peace ranked countries around the world in order of safety. Sadly, Africa didn’t score too well in the report, largely thanks to the reemergence of civil conflict, a
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