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For decades, the Horn of Africa has been home to conflict and failed states. Changes are occurring rapidly, however, driven by the recent rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Even Somalia has made modest progress. The question is whether these gains can be consolidated, since economic and ethnic tensions are still rife, and a host of global and regional powers continue to vie for influence.
Teresa Nogueira Pinto
complex web of factors has caused varying degrees of food crisis across
sub-Saharan Africa. With Western donor countries focused on internal problems,
the disaster shows no signs of abating – even in the long term – bringing with
it a vicious circle of displacement, state instability and violence.