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Terrorist threats persist and diversify – Guterres

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The worldwide fight against terrorism continues with advances made. At the same time threats “persist and diversify” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the world...

Ivory Coast opens counter-terrorism academy in partnership with France

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Ivory Coast and France inaugurated a new counter-terrorism academy in the West African country on Thursday, intended to boost regional capacity to combat a...

ISS: Sahel counter-terrorism takes a heavy toll on civilians

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Military operations that cause civilian deaths and violate human rights are fuelling terrorist groups’ propaganda. National and foreign forces deployed to fight terrorism in the...

Counter-terrorism in Africa: resetting a result-based approach under President Biden?

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It is of course a bit early to predict the course of action the new US Administration is going to adopt regarding Africa in...

ISS: Slow progress for West Africa’s latest counter-terrorism plan

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With several task forces and initiatives already operating, securing commitment for one plan was never going to be easy. More than a year after adopting...

ISS: Counter-terrorism in Africa must adapt to new realities

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As the terror threat grows and spreads, could a special unit in the African Standby Force help? Africa experienced 1 168 terrorist attacks from January to August...

Global co-operation needed for counter-terrorism during and after pandemic

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With Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) and other terrorist groups attempting to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic for their own ends, the international community...

ISS: Chad’s new counter-terrorism law: a step in the right direction?

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In early April, 44 Boko Haram suspects in pre-trial detention died in a prison cell in N’Djamena, Chad. They were part of a group of 54...

ISS: Kenya’s counter-terrorism trade-off

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Kenya’s security services have a long history of questionable conduct, and despite a period of apparent reform, it seems old habits die hard. As...

More support key for counter-terrorism in Africa, Security Council hears

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The UN Security Council wants more international support to African countries in the continuing fight against terrorism and violent extremism, particularly in parts of the Sahel, the Lake...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...