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Like other African regions, East Africa can be defined very narrowly or quite broadly. See the many options in the East Africa entry in Wikipedia.

The columns below represent the "core" of the region, consisting of the countries most often included, and another set of countries sometimes considered parts of other regions instead, such as a separate Indian Ocean region, Central Africa, or North Africa.

Set 1 below includes AfricaFocus Bulletins on Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia,Tanzania,and Uganda. As of 2010, AfricaFocus Bulletin has not carried an issue on Djibouti. Set 2 below includes AfricaFocus Bulletins on Mauritius, Rwanda, and the Sudan. As of 2010, AfricaFocus Bulletin has not carried issues on Burundi, Comoros, Madgascar, or the Seychelles.

For background links on all countries, including those not covered in AfricaFocus Bulletin, visit the countries page.

East Africa (set 1)

   February 5, 2014   Somalia: Threat to Remittances Lifeline
   Feb  9, 2013   Kenya: Elections Ready or Not, 2
   Feb  9, 2013   Kenya: Elections Ready or Not, 1
   Sep 16, 2012   Somalia: New Start, Stubborn Realities
   Jul 16, 2012   Ethiopia: Counterterrorism as Pretext
   Jan 23, 2012   Kenya: Impunity & Elections, 1
   Jan 23, 2012   Kenya: Impunity & Elections, 2
   Nov  3, 2011   Somalia: Economies of War
   Aug  5, 2011   Somalia: Updates and Reflections
   Jul 24, 2011   Somalia: Local Crisis, Global Crisis
   Jul 24, 2011   Somalia: Refugees and Camps
   May 12, 2011   Eritrea: Refugees and Responsibility
   May  4, 2011   Uganda: Protests in Perspective
   Apr  5, 2011   Tanzania: Old Media, New Media
   May 25, 2010   Ethiopia: Democracy Deferred
   Mar  30 2010   Somalia: Somali-Led Peace Processes
   Mar  30 2010   USA/Somalia: Engage or Disengage?
   Mar 30, 2010   Somalia: Situation Reports
   Nov 15, 2009   Eritrea: Press Freedom Updates
   Nov 15, 2009   Eritrea: No Welcome in Italy
   Nov 15, 2009   Eritrea: Perilous Journeys
   Sep 15, 2009   USA/Somalia: Slippery Slope
   Aug  4, 2009   Kenya: National Government of Impunity?
   Aug  4, 2009   USA/Kenya: What Kind of Partnership?
   Jun 24, 2009   USA/Uganda: Recovery from Conflict?
   Mar 25, 2009   Kenya: Crisis Renewed
   Feb 16, 2009   Somalia: First Steps in a New Direction
   Dec 14, 2008   USA/Somalia: Obama's First Africa Test
   Nov 22, 2008   Somalia: Piracy and the Policy Vacuum
   Nov 11, 2008   Kenya: Call for Accountability
   Apr  6, 2008   Somalia: "Most Neglected Crisis"
   Mar 20, 2008   Kenya: Post-Crisis Agendas
   Feb  1, 2008   Kenya: More Pressure Needed to Stop Violence
   Jan  8, 2008   Kenya: Causes and Solutions
   Nov 15, 2007   Horn of Africa: Mixed Signals on Border Conflict
   Nov 15, 2007   Somalia: Journalists and Civilians under Attack
   Aug 22, 2007   Somalia: Shell-Shocked
   Jun 24, 2007   Somalia: Blind Alley, Mounting Casualties
   Apr  9, 2007   Somalia: Escalation and Human Rights Abuses
   Jan 16, 2007   Somalia: Creating Another Iraq?
   Nov 30, 2006   Somalia: Getting It Wrong, Again
   Jun 19, 2006   Somalia: Renewing Diplomacy
   Apr 20, 2006   Uganda: The Costs of War
   Feb 26, 2006   Kenya: Githongo Report
   Feb 21, 2006   East Africa: Dams and Lake Victoria
   Nov  6, 2005   Horn of Africa: War Clouds Gathering
   Oct 31, 2005   Uganda: Calls for Peace, Justice
   Jun 18, 2005   Ethiopia: On the Edge
   May 30, 2005   Ethiopia: Election Reports, Commentary
   Feb 11, 2005   Kenya: Corruption Fight Stalling
   Sep 30, 2004   Uganda: Children, War, and Peace
   May 27, 2004   Eritrea: Human Rights
   May  6, 2004   Kenya: ICT Policy Debates
   Feb 13, 2004   Ethiopia: Debt Relief Backstep
   Jan 27, 2004   Horn of Africa: No War, No Peace

East Africa (set 2)

   March 4, 2014   South Sudan: Deadly Conflict Continues despite Ceasefire
   February 17, 2014   Burundi: Rising Threats to Democracy, Peace
   January 13, 2014   South Sudan: Reflections on Crisis
   Jan 30, 2012   Sudan/South Sudan: A Lose-Lose Scenario
   Oct  7, 2011   Sudan: Civil War in the North?
   Jun 22, 2011   Sudan: New Violence, Uncertain Future
   Jun 22, 2011   Sudan: UN Debate
   Jan 10, 2011   Sudan: Reflections, 1
   Jan 10, 2011   Sudan: Reflections, 3
   Jan 10, 2011   Sudan: Reflections, 2
   Oct 14, 2010   Sudan: Post-Referendum Issues
   Apr 25, 2010   Sudan: "Too Big to Fail?"
   Apr 25, 2010   Sudan: No Easy Ways Ahead
   Jan 24, 2010   Rwanda: Beyond Reasonable Doubt
   Oct 11, 2009   Sudan: African Union Panel Reports
   Oct 11, 2009   Sudan: Policy Debates and Dilemmas
   Oct 11, 2009   Sudan: Between Peace and War
   Apr 21, 2009   Rwanda: Genocide Anniversary Reflections
   Mar  9, 2009   Sudan: Into Uncharted Territory
   Jul 21, 2008   Sudan: Darfur, Justice vs. Peace
   Jul 21, 2008   Sudan: Darfur, Justice and Peace
   Jun 26, 2008   Mauritius: Cyber-Island Strategy
   May 30, 2008   Sudan: Abyei Aflame
   Apr 22, 2007   Sudan: Walking Loudly, Carrying a Toothpick
   Apr 22, 2007   Sudan: International Media Ignore Sudanese Voices
   Dec 29, 2006   Sudan: Why Doesn't Bush Act on Darfur?
   Dec 29, 2006   Sudan: Darfur Peace Talks Analysis
   Sep  6, 2006   Sudan: Diplomatic Denialism?
   Jul 23, 2006   Sudan: Still Delaying on Darfur
   Jul 23, 2006   Sudan: Darfur Peace Agreement Detailed
   May 15, 2006   Sudan: Opportunity for Peace
   Mar 27, 2006   Sudan: More Resolutions - Actions Delayed
   Jan 16, 2006   Sudan: African Union on the Spot
   Dec 21, 2005   Rwanda: Gift for Life
   Dec 21, 2005   Rwanda: "Peace Cannot Stay in Small Places"
   Oct  5 2005   Sudan: "Deteriorating Situation in Darfur"
   Jul 19, 2005   Sudan: Peace Steps, Peace Gaps
   Apr 27, 2005   Sudan: Promises and Plans
   Mar 25, 2005   Sudan: More Delay on Darfur
   Feb  3, 2005   Sudan: Darfur Report
   Jan 23, 2005   Sudan: United Nations Update
   Nov 22, 2004   Sudan: Credibility Gap
   Oct 24, 2004   Sudan: Peacekeeping without Peace?
   Sep 12, 2004   Sudan: Darfur and Beyond
   Jul 22, 2004   Sudan: Questions of Responsibility
   Jun 18, 2004   Sudan: Justice Africa Analysis
   Jun  4, 2004   Sudan: Late Response, Limited Focus
   May 10, 2004   Sudan: More Reports, Little Action
   Apr  7, 2004   Sudan: Action on Darfur?
   Mar 31, 2004   Rwanda/UN: Acknowledging Failure
   Mar 31, 2004   Rwanda/USA: "The System Worked"
   Mar  6, 2004   Sudan: Peace, No Peace
   Nov 28, 2003   Sudan: Oil and Rights Abuses