Beginning at the end of August, Charles Onyango-Obbo embarked on a project. He's telling the story of East Africa... wait, scratch that. It's bigger than the region. He's attempting something of a contemporary geopolitical chronicle along historical lines, aimed (I think) at constructing a viable framework for the prediction of immediate and beyond threats and opportunities for a generous number of African states. El Qahira to the city of Andries Pretorius, with investigations to explain the frequent use of AK-47s in-between.
It's fucking excellently informative work. Here's the Go Button. Enjoy*.
*by which I mean, respect the shit out of this work. Add to it, detract from it, but understand the majesty of the undertaking and behave accordingly.