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The Horn of Africa Project

This project is currently focussed on improving international engagement in the Horn of Africa. 

DjiboutiDjibouti's Changing Influence
Djibouti has become an international maritime and military laboratory where new forms of cooperation are being developed, says this paper. 
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Agriculture
Jason Mosley argues against misleading generalizations about 'land grabbing' in Ethiopia and the Sudans, and highlights risks to investors, local communities and governments. 
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Project Focus

  • The Horn and Regional Bodies
  • Diasporas and Politics in the Horn of Africa
  • Internal and Inter-Country Dynamics in the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa Project brings country and region-specific knowledge to the analysis of the region's evolving politics, conflict situations and its international relations. The project produces original research targeted at policy makers, opinion formers, key decision-makers and those with an interest in the Horn of Africa both within and outside the region.

The Africa Programme holds regular meetings in London and Africa bringing those with experience and expertise on the Horn of Africa to a wider audience. 


Further Resources

Somaliland: Progress Towards a Regional and International Role
Meeting Summary, October 2013 

South Sudan's Reshuffle and Reassessment: Towards Democratization and Development?
Meeting Summary, August 2013

Al Shabaab in Somalia
Meeting Summary, June 2013 

Sudan's Approach to Darfur: Resolving a Decade of Conflict
Meeting Summary, May 2013 

IGAD's Role in Stability and Diplomacy in the Horn of Africa
Meeting Summary, May 2013

Somalia's Transformation into a Regional and International Actor
Meeting Summary, May 2013

Somalia: Views from the Frontline
Meeting Summary, May 2013

IGAD's Role in Stability and Diplomacy in the Horn of Africa
Meeting Summary, May 2013

Somalia's Future: Building a Unified Regional State
Meeting Summary, April 2013 

Djibouti: Changing Influence in the Horn's Strategic Hub
Briefing Paper
David Styan, April 2013

Building a Stable Somalia
Event Audio, Transcript and Video
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, February 2013

Meles's Death: National and Regional Implications
Expert Comment
Jason Mosley, August 2012 

Coordinating an International Approach to the Payment of Ransoms: Avoidance of and Alternatives to Ransom Payments
Discussion Document
Adjoa Anyimadu, August 2012

Coordinating an International Approach to the Payment of Ransoms: Policy Options for Reducing Ransom Payments
Discussion Document
Adjoa Anyimadu, August 2012

Ethiopia and Eritrea: Rising Tensions Amid New Opportunities for Engagement?
Expert Comment
Jason Mosley, July 2012

End of the Roadmap: Somalia after the London and Istanbul Conferences
Programme Paper
Jason Mosley, June 2012

Coordinating an International Approach to the Payment of Ransoms: Policy Options for Preventing the Payment of Ransoms
Discussion Document
Adjoa Anyimadu, May 2012

Peace, Bread and Land: Agricultural Investments in Ethiopia and the Sudans
Briefing Paper
Jason Mosley, January 2012

Hostage to Conflict: Prospects for Building Regional Economic Cooperation in the Horn of Africa 
Chatham House Report
Sally Healy, November 2011

Black Gold for Blue Gold? Sudan's Oil, Ethiopia's Water and Regional Integration
Briefing Paper
Harry Verhoeven, June 2011

Somali Investment in Kenya
Briefing Paper
Farah Abdulsamed, March 2011

Yemen and Somalia: Terrorism, Shadow Networks and the Limitations of State-building
Briefing Paper
Sally Healy and Ginny Hill, October 2010

Livestock Trade in the Djibouti, Somali and Ethiopian Borderlands
Briefing Paper
Nisar Majid, September 2010

Livestock Trade in the Kenyan, Somali and Ethiopian Borderlands
Briefing Paper
Hussein A Mahmoud, September 2010

Another Successful Election in Somaliland
Briefing Note
Michael Walls and Sally Healy, July 2010

Decisions and Deadlines: A Critical Year for Sudan
Chatham House Report
Edward Thomas, January 2010

Economic Drivers of Conflict and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa
Briefing Paper
Roy Love, December 2009

Pirates and How to Deal With Them
Briefing Note
Roger Middleton, April 2009

First Peace, then Justice: Dilemmas of Human Rights Enforcement in our Times
Transcript
Professor Bereket Habte Selassie, April 2009

The Economics of Conflict and Integration in the Horn of Africa
Workshop Summary, March 2009

Against the Gathering Storm: Securing Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement
Chatham House Report
Edward Thomas, January 2009

Piracy in Somalia: Threatening Global Trade, Feeding Local Wars
Briefing Paper
Roger Middleton, October 2008

Lost Opportunities in the Horn of Africa: How Conflicts Connect and Peace Agreements Unravel
Chatham House Report
Sally Healy, June 2008

Eritrea's Regional Role and Foreign Policy: Past, Present and Future Perspectives
Seminar Report
Sally Healy OBE, January 2008

Sudan: Where is the Comprehensive Peace Agreement Heading?
Seminar Report
Sally Healy OBE, January 2008

Eritrea's Economic Survival
Conference Report
Sally Healy, September 2007

Conflict in the Ogaden and its Regional Dimension
Seminar Report
Sally Healy OBE, September 2007

Alternative Visions for Somalia
Meeting Summary, July 2007

Yemen and the Horn of Africa
Roundtable Summary, June 2007

The Rise and Fall of Mogadishu's Islamic Courts
Briefing Paper
Cedric Barnes and Harun Hassan, April 2007

Ethiopia and Eritrea: Allergic to Persuasion
Briefing Paper
Sally Healy and Martin Plaut, January 2007

More papers and meeting transcripts


Funding

This work is being funded by:

  • British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Canadian International Development Agency
  • Government of Sweden
  • Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

For more information please contact Ahmed Soliman

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