- Daily Brief
- January 18, 2020
Burkinabe citizens are grappling with the consequences of a recent spike in militant violence.
Regional governments will struggle to halt a spike in petro-piracy and kidnap for ransom schemes.
The southward expansion of Islamist groups threatening to destabilise the entire West African region.
The massive dam project has strained tensions between nations located along the Blue Nile.
The extremist group will remain a threat to Kenya until its conscription tactics are addressed.
Ties between the two fundamentalist groups are concerning but the depth of cooperation is uncertain.
Conflict is escalating in the country’s north, which has been riddled with violence since 2012
The disease, which has no known cure, has been spreading throughout the east since August 2018.
The country’s meteoric rise to regional powerhouse has come at the cost of civil freedoms.
The easing of tensions between Eritrea and Ethiopia could be fresh trouble with Djibouti.
Egypt’s historic hegemony over the Nile is being tested by Ethiopia’s extensive dam project.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that territories of Western Sahara are excluded from an agricultural agreement between Morocco and the European Union (EU).