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Islamic State sinks roots across Africa

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The Islamic State group, which once held about a third of Syrian territory and even more ground in Iraq, now oversees a network of...

In Burkina Faso gold mines, extremists seek power source

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Extremist groups in the Sahel are eyeing gold mines as a way to pay for weapons, vehicles and other equipment required to launch deadly...

Drones pose growing threat in extremists’ hands

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In recent years, the uses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, have multiplied across Africa. Drones have been used to fertilize...

Nigerian separatist leader Kanu denies terrorism charges in court hearing

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Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu pleaded not guilty to charges including terrorism in an Abuja court on Thursday, three months after his trial was...

Analysis: Will Buhari finally heed the calls to declare bandits as...

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The reign of a false dichotomy between banditry and terrorism in Nigeria could be coming to an end soon as the national assembly adopts...

Egyptian authorities say they blocked Brotherhood financing scheme

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Egyptian authorities said on Thursday they had blocked a scheme aimed at financing the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and alleged a link to the imprisoned...

Is granting amnesty to Boko Haram members fair to the Nigerian...

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In 2015, the Nigerian federal government inaugurated an initiative called Operation Safe Corridor, aimed towards rehabilitating and reintegrating repented Boko Haram militias. For years, the...

ISS: The 20-year war: 9/11’s enduring legacy in Africa

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To prevent continued attacks, the next generation of counter-terrorism must be people-centred, not focused on military might. The fall of Afghanistan last month and the...

Security threats at sea need global response

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Despite an overall decrease in maritime traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, piracy and armed robbery of ships rose by 20 % in the...

Eight Egyptian soldiers killed in anti-terrorism operations – statement

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Eight Egyptian army soldiers have been killed in anti-terrorism operations, the armed forces said on Sunday. According to an armed forces statement, most of the...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...