Caroline Hellyer

Caroline Hellyer

War & Conflict

Soft approach to hardcore groups in Africa

Military operations aside, governments are seeking to counteract the growing appeal of violent groups at its roots.

Soft approach to hardcore groups in Africa

War & Conflict

ISIL courts al-Shabab as al-Qaeda ties fade away

Recent ISIL communications show attempts to secure influence in East Africa - the stronghold of al-Shabab and al-Qaeda.

ISIL courts al-Shabab as al-Qaeda ties fade away

Politics

Russia returns to Africa amid increasing isolation

Using old Soviet connections, Uganda and Russia sealed an energy deal - the latest in a string of Moscow moves.

Russia returns to Africa amid increasing isolation

Politics

UN and DRC forces prepare for war

With surrender deadline expired, MONUSCO and Congolese army readies military operation against Hutu guerrillas.

UN and DRC forces prepare for war

Features

Joseph Kabila: Losing his grip on power?

A series of deadly attacks have been linked to discontent in DR Congo's resource-rich Katanga province.

Joseph Kabila: Losing his grip on power?

Politics

Uganda's heart of darkness

The Congolese army defeated the M23 fighters but their next target, Ugandan group ADF-NALU is a different challenge.

Uganda's heart of darkness