In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, US security mandarins made a deal with the Algerian intelligence services, as they pursued Islamists across the region, …
President Macky Sall’s decision to allow Guantanamo Bay detainees into Senegal does not portend well for security, so why did he do it?
What is needed is not further alienation and stigmatisation, but a thorough examination of the reasons why young men, born and bred in Belgium, would choose to align themselves with terrorism.
Aside from falling commodity prices, the threat of terrorism is the other factor in Africa’s economic slowdown, says Olusegun Obasanjo.
Almost a decade since the African Union military intervention in Somalia, the antagonists have fought to a standstill. Or maybe not. All things considered, explains Ben Rawlence, it could well be in East Africa’s interest to keep al-Shabaab alive.
Youth radicalisation and recruitment into jihadist groups is on the rise. Little is said about the histories of exclusion and marginalisation fuelling recruitment, argues Paul Goldsmith.
Once a theatre for proxy wars, Africa must now confront the spectre
of homegrown terrorism by knowing its enemies, choosing its friends
and fighting the instinct for overkill, argues Kalundi Serumaga.
Nigeria’s primary focus is its neighbours, then the West African sub-region, then the African continent, then the rest of the world.
Boko Haram attacked traditional ruler Seini Boukar Lamine’s town, kidnapped him and his family and held them hostage for two and a half months.
Over 40,000 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram now live as refugees in Minawao refugee camp in Cameroon. James Schneider visited the camp and finds out that …