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ISS: Easier said than done: using the justice system to counter terrorism

A gavel.Global policy says states should deal with terrorism in their own courts, through fair criminal justice processes. In practice however, military and security strategies have been the norm worldwide over the past two decades. The challenge of making criminal justice responses a reality is evident in the case of West Africa.


Sinai shoot-out leaves 11 dead

Sinai shootoutEgyptian security forces killed 11 suspected militants in a shoot-out in al-Arish state news agency MENA reported, as authorities push ahead with an operation to crush Islamic State.

ISS: The potentially more sinister threat in Boko Haram’s split

Boko Haram.Boko Haram’s split in 2016 saw the emergence of two distinct jihadist movements, with divergent operating methods, in the Lake Chad region. Boko Haram is no longer a single entity and the separation carries wider ramifications, as one of the groups appears to be positioning itself as a long-term threat in a way that the other is not.


ISS: Where in Africa is organised crime most serious?

A police Squirrel.Researchers on organised crime are often asked where in Africa the problem is most serious. Implicit in the question is which countries should be prioritised in order to address the problem. The question is fair, but hard to answer.


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