Past event

Research Event

Hostage to Conflict: Conflict and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Horn of Africa Project

Event documents

Meeting Summary - Hostage to Conflict
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Sally Healy OBE, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House and report author
Respondent: Professor Christopher Cramer, School of Oriental and African Studies
Chair: Yusuf-Garaad Omar, BBC World Service


This event will mark the launch of a new Chatham House Report by Sally Healy. The report explains the dynamics of cross-border interactions in the Horn and discusses how these might connect with both an agenda for regional economic integration and the quest for greater peace and security. It examines some of the networks and linkages among the economies of the Horn of Africa and discusses the potential for economic drivers to, over time, transform endemic conflict there. The modern history of the Horn of Africa shows that economic forces can drive both conflict and cooperation. If the former is to be avoided, determined moves are needed towards economic integration across borders.