The Institute for Security Studies published its September 2015 Peace and Security Council Report, which provides updates on key security issues in the Horn of Africa.
The report looks at Kenya's plans to relocate Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, on the grounds it is a hotbed of al-Shabaab activity.
A field mission to Darfur reports on continuing violence despite the presence of African Union and United Nations peacekeepers.
It is critical of efforts by President Barack Obama to end the civil war in South Sudan during his recent visit to the region.
The report covers the new AMISOM offensive in Somalia aimed at further degrading al-Shabaab.