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RUSI Africa analysis
11/7: The July 2010 Kampala Bombings
Commentary: 20 Jul 2010In the aftermath of the Kampala bombings, contentious questions are being raised regarding the influence of extremist groups in the region. With Uganda calling for a consolidated military presence in the country, is Somalia becoming the new Afghanistan?
The Horn of Africa: A Changing of the Guards?
Articles: 17 Mar 2010 by Knox ChitiyoA spate of elections and referendums in the Horn of Africa will inevitably add to the already unstable mix of insurgency, potential secession, and militarisation
Nigeria 2010: All Change
Articles: 17 Mar 2010 by Knox ChitiyoCan the growing civilianisation of Nigeria's politics bring greater security in the face of both religious conflict and the potentially fractious 2011 elections?
The Charles Taylor Trial
Commentary: 17 Jul 2009The trial of Charles Taylor is a milestone for justice in Africa; but it also has a global significance. Beyond the penny dreadful, stereotypical media headlines of dictators running for cover, this trial could also have a serious impact on domestic politics and foreign policy in London and Washington.
Somali Piracy Q&A
Commentary: 3 Jun 2009Piracy off the cost of Somalia has become an increasingly salient international issue. These questions and answers provide a background understanding of the phenomenon and survey possible responses from the shipping industry and the international community.