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ISS: A risky return for ex-combatants into communities

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Enabling violent extremists to defect from their terror groups to rejoin society is a vital strategy in preventing violent extremism in Africa. But amnesty...

ISS: Humanitarian aid in Nigeria’s north-east – helping or hurting?

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Ten years of Boko Haram’s violence has turned Nigeria’s north-east into a conflict hotspot for aid organisations. These groups help alleviate the symptoms of...

ISS: Economics of terrorism in Lake Chad Basin

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In the Lake Chad Basin region, which includes Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, economic viability and control is as important to extremist groups’ resilience...

Boko Haram ambush leaves five dead

Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram ambushed Nigerian soldiers in the north-east of the country, killing at least five and injuring more than a dozen,...

ISS: Dialogue with Boko Haram back on the agenda?

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There is a hurting stalemate in the Lake Chad Basin. Countries under the mandate of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) are locked in...

Islamist rampage leaves 20 dead

Islamist insurgents killed at least 20 civilians in a north-east Nigerian village, a government-allied vigilante, a government and a security source said. The attack comes...

Protectors or outlaws?

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In parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, the military and police can’t guarantee security. Many of these areas are remote, sparsely populated and have limited security...

Boko Haram attack Lake Chad island

Around 300 suspected Boko Haram militants swarmed onto a Lake Chad island in Cameroon’s far north killing 24 people, including 16 Cameroonian soldiers, officials...

ISS: Rethinking strategy to stop the spread of terrorism

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The terror threat across Africa is as strong as ever. Attacks are occurring not just in the older centres of activity such as Somalia,...

ISS: What doesn’t break Boko Haram in Niger makes it stronger

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Since the beginning of 2019, there’s been a growing number of attacks in Niger’s Diffa region, largely claimed by Islamic State in West Africa...

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Presidential pep talk on Armed Forces Day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had his Commander-in-Chief cap on when he addressed the country’s airmen, military medics, sailors and soldiers in Polokwane last Friday. Sadly, he...