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ISS: Boko Haram desertions could be the tipping point

Governments in the Lake Chad Basin region should use the ongoing departures to cripple the violent extremist group. At least 2 122 people associated with...

ISS: Soldiers for rent in the Boko Haram crisis

A Nigerian governor’s call for mercenaries to support the counter-insurgency revives questions about a controversial practice. Following Boko Haram’s brutal attack on dozens of farmers...

ISS: Dialogue with terrorists should start with community voices

Dialogue as a plausible method for countering violent extremism has gained traction in the past year as international and regional actors consider new ways to end...

Vulnerable people “a step away from starvation” in Lake Chad Basin

Scaling up of international assistance to the Lake Chad Basin this year has averted a famine in north-east Nigeria, even though millions...


Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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