• IISS Voices

    Antônio Sampaio: Shifts in heroin trafficking highlight organised crime threats in East Africa

    09 July 2015. 

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 4: Sub-Saharan Africa

    14 April 2015.  Central African Republic
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Nigeria (Delta Region)
    Nigeria (Ethno-religious Violence)
    South Sudan
    Sudan (Darfur)

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 9: Sub-Saharan Africa

    19 February 2015.  The Ebola crisis; Defence economics;
    Kenya: Defence economics
    The Somali National Army: structural and operational developments; Operations and tactics; International training support

  • IISS Voices

    Hanna Ucko Neill: Burkina Faso - a warning for Africa’s strongmen

    14 November 2014.  Will a popular uprising in a relatively stable nation force other African leaders to rethink plans to extend their time in power?

  • News

    Burkina Faso: a warning for Africa’s strongmen

    13 November 2014.  Will a popular uprising in a relatively stable nation force other African leaders to rethink plans to extend their time in power?

  • Events

    Where is South Sudan Heading?

    11 February 2014. 

    Key Address
    Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin
    Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Government of South Sudan
    Discussant: James Copnall, Correspondent, Sudan and South Sudan, BBC
    Discussant: Thomas Mawan Muortat, South Sudanese Political Commentator
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 11 February 2014

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 9: Sub-Saharan Africa

    05 February 2014. 

    Sub-Saharan Africa: The conflict in Mali; Continental security initiatives; Defence economics
    South Africa: Deployment lessons
    Nigeria: Moving beyond Joint Task Forces
    Ethiopia: Creating national armed forces; Defence Reform; Reform during operations; Defence economics

  • IISS Voices

    Virginia Comolli: Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

    18 December 2013.  By Virginia Comolli, Research Associate for Transnational Threats Over the past five years, there has been a spike in piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea – a trend that has been accompanied by increased attention from international organisations, regional and foreign navies and countries further afield. Maritime crime has affected the coastal area stretching from Mauritania to Angola for around 30 years. However, the suppression of piracy in the Gulf...

  • IISS Voices

    Randolph Bell: Kenya at 50

    12 December 2013.    By Randolph Bell, Managing Director, IISS–US Today, 12 December, is the 50th anniversary of Kenya’s independence from Britain. The country has been in the news a good deal over the past year, so it is worth taking stock of its successes and challenges. Despite recent setbacks, such as the horrifying al-Shabaab attack on the Westgate Mall, Kenya continues to be the most prosperous, stable and promising country in East Africa. Perhaps the...

  • Strategic Comments

    Al-Shabaab targeted after Nairobi attack

    11 November 2013. 

    Despite efforts by the African Union and Somalia to contain al-Shabaab, the group still controls large areas of rural Somalia, and demonstrated its reach with the 21 September attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi.

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