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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...

US, Kenya launch first overseas Joint Terrorism Task Force

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The United States Department of State and Federal Bureau of Investigation have partnered together to assist Kenya in creating the first Joint Terrorism Task...

ISS: Has counter-terrorism become a profitable business in Nigeria?

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Despite massive expenditure by the Nigerian government over the past decade, counter-terrorism operations by security forces have achieved limited success and the country is...

ISS: Counter-terrorism in Africa needs private sector involvement

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Africa’s private sector can play an important role in counter-terrorism. United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 2396 is one of several UN initiatives guiding...

ISS: West Africa doesn’t need another counter-terrorism force

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On 14 September, leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold an extraordinary summit on terrorism in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso....

New technologies aid fight against global terrorism

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Terrorists have become skilled at manipulating the Internet and other technologies, artificial intelligence or AI, is a powerful tool in the fight against them,...

ISS: Hard counter-terrorism lessons from the Sahel for West Africa’s coastal...

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Violent extremist groups are no longer confined to the Sahelian states of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad. Their threat is spilling over...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...