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Yaounde Code of Conduct taking shape in the Gulf of Guinea

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Security professionals in the Gulf of Guinea know that if they want to spot criminals in the open water, the best place to look...

Feature: A pathway to professionalism

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For African countries, improving the security outlook does not require better weapons or larger defense budgets. Instead, the precarious balance of national...

Feature: Protecting civilians in times of conflict

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In asymmetric wars, more needs to be done to protect people caught in the middle A small bus loaded with 24 people from...

Sustaining momentum in the Lake Chad Basin

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The commander of a regional force believes stability and peace will brighten the future of the Lake Chad Basin. Nigerian Army Maj. Gen....

A study of Boko Haram’s public communications offers hints on its...

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In July 2011, the Nigerian government unveiled plans to make telecommunications companies dedicate toll-free phone lines so civilians could report Boko Haram...

Surveillance technology helps secure border zones

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As Tunisia emerges from the most tumultuous period in its history, one thing has become clear: It must secure its borders. This fact...

The fight for fertile land

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For generations, Fulani herdsmen have roamed North Africa, grazing their animals. In the 60 years of post-colonial Africa, life for the herdsmen,...

There is a way out for al Shabaab fighters

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Ahmed, the son of a fisherman, joined al-Shabaab in 2006 as a way to earn money and support his five children. He...

Fighting terrorism in Burkina Faso

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Terrorism and violent extremism surged in West Africa after the Malian crisis in 2012. Among Sahelian countries such as Chad, Mali, Mauritania...

Military outsourcing offers savings, expertise

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The core responsibilities of militaries all over the world include protecting civilians, rescue work during natural disasters and securing borders. But these...

The tyranny of distance

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Any international peacekeeping mission will present a long list of logistical challenges. Mission settings are inevitably established in areas reeling from recent...

ISIS taps into teen isolation

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It's happening almost all over the world: Teenagers are lying to their parents, secretly saving up money, getting passports and sneaking away...

Reforming a radical

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The idealized version of deradicalization is that it happens in an instant. A dedicated jihadist sees the light and chooses to walk...

Fighting Extremism from the ground up

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War and civil strife have surrounded Ghana for years. Neighbor Côte d'Ivoire has fought two bloody civil wars since 2002. Liberia has...

Africa Part of ISIS’ Global Strategy

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The continent is at the center of a three-pronged quest for worldwide Jihad. ISIS is advancing its plans for a worldwide caliphate on...

Feature: Pirates seek out weak spots in the Gulf of Guinea

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The pirates of the Gulf of Guinea can be an unimpressive-looking group. Although they are hard and muscular, captured pirates often dress...

Nigerian Army: A new foe, a new strategy

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Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Sani, chief of transformation and innovation for the Nigerian Army, said his country is countering the threat of Boko...

Feature: Armed and dangerous – Nigeria looks to stem the flow...

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In a blurry, 36-minute video shot somewhere in northeastern Nigeria, a man wearing a black cap and reading from a stack of...

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