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The US risks losing its influence in the Horn of Africa. Here’s how to get it back (Gabriel Negatu, Atlantic Council)

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his freshly resigned Sudanese counterpart, Abdalla Hamdok, are arguably the most pro-US leaders in the Horn of Africa (HoA)—if not the entire continent.

But today, the evolving crises in their countries have exposed Washington’s lack of a clear and coherent policy for the region. Whether in Ethiopia’s year-old insurgency or amid Sudan’s military coup, the United States was ill-prepared to respond.

The US risks losing its influence in the Horn of Africa. Here’s how to get it back. – Atlantic Council