4 January 2011
In Brief: The Horn of Africa - Review of Events During 2010 and Prospects for 2011
This brief explores significant recent developments in the Horn of Africa during 2010 and discusses the prospects for 2011. The author investigates the political and social situation in Somalia, where a significant humanitarian crisis is taking place and analyzes the security threat posed by the al-Shabaab insurgent group. Furthermore, the author examines the political context and economic situation in Ethiopia, a country that has also been a major beneficiary of humanitarian and development aid. Finally, the author extends the definition of chronic catastrophe to the political, economic and social context in Eritrea, Sudan and Djibouti.