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Somali troops may have been drawn into Ethiopia’s civil war

The Mail & Guardian spoke to Somalis about their relatives who disappeared after signing up for military training and fear they may have been killed

Ethiopia is about to cross the point of no return

As the conflict between the national government and Tigray escalates, the window for intervention is closing fast

In the Central African Republic, Bozizé plots his comeback

François Bozizé was president of the Central African Republic for a decade until his ousting in 2013. Now he’s plotting a comeback, but he had his chance — and failed

India and China border conflict intensifies

A frontier dispute between the two Asian giants turned deadly for the first time in 45 years. Observers argue the skirmish was exacerbated by Delhi’s annexation of Kashmir and Ladakh

The pandemic has shifted patterns of conflict in Africa

Although the overall rate of conflict has remained steady in Africa during the past 10 weeks of the pandemic, the nature of this is changing in subtle but significant ways

Cartoon: Carlos on the India-China border clashes

This past week saw conflict between the two countries resurface

Making sense of Mozambique’s brutal insurgency

The violence in Cabo Delgado province by al-Shabaab (the youth) can be linked to jihadist influence, the continued marginalisation of Muslim people, and the lure of income from trafficking natural resources

Cameroon concedes that soldiers committed Valentine’s Day massacre

Official inquiry found that the Cameroonian military was responsible for deadly attack on civilians

Covid-19: Why it is so difficult for Africa to ‘flatten the curve’

Several factors unique to the continent will complicate the efforts to reduce coronavirus infections

Academics must reach out to the public

By sharing their ideas and knowledge, they can change the world. What’s holding them back?

For Syria Kurds, the end of autonomy?

As President Bashar al-Assad's forces deploy towards the northern border, is the Kurdish minority giving up on autonomy?

Libya conflict: No end in sight to humanitarian crisis

Migrants in Tripoli are staging a hunger strike demanding better protection by the UN as the death toll rises to staggering heights

AU, UN need to work together

Deadly conflicts will be best addressed if Addis Ababa and New York increase co-operation

Citizens of nowhere suffer social and physical deprivations

Statelessness is an affront to human rights and a breach of international law, and countries must be forced to put an end to it

No, Africa doesn’t need more strongmen

The evidence is conclusive: over and over again, democrats trump dictators

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