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Paris: Assembling the Fragments

Paris: Assembling the Fragments

The “13/11” massacre reveals the scale of the ISIS threat, writes David Hayes in London. That makes a coherent response vital. By David Hayes | The AfricaPaper  London, UK – The bomber will always get through.” In the deep valley of the 1930s, a phrase used by the British conservative politician Stanley Baldwin came to […]

Kenyan Government Links Terrorism Activities to Drugs Trafficking

Kenyan Government Links Terrorism Activities to Drugs Trafficking

By Harrison Mbungu | The AfricaPaper Mombasa, Kenya – Kenyan government has said illegal terror networks in Kenya are connected to drugs trafficking business which fund terrorism activities through youth events as the government intensifies its war against terror. Target  Groups Kenya has been hit by serious spate of terror attacks in the recent past […]

Foreign Mercenaries Will Worsen the Boko Haram Insurgency

Foreign Mercenaries Will Worsen the Boko Haram Insurgency

The government declined to officially comment on the recruitment of foreign troops from South Africa and the former Soviet Union.   By Andrew Noakes | The AfricaPaper Seven years ago, a group of US private military contractors massacred a crowd of unarmed civilians at a busy traffic junction in Baghdad. The contractors, who were employed […]

Why Nigeria is turning to South African Mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram

Why Nigeria is turning to South African Mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram

By Caroline Varin | The AfricaPaper Disclosure Statement Caroline Varin does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations. The Nigerian army patrols in Chibok, Borno State. There are reports South African mercenaries have joined them. […]

Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon

Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon

By Scott Stewart Over the past few weeks, I’ve had people at speaking engagements ask me if I thought the Islamic State or some other militant group is using Ebola as a biological weapon, or if such a group could do so in the future. Such questions and concerns are not surprising given the intense media hype […]

Boko Haram: Sons of Anarchy

Boko Haram: Sons of Anarchy

By Alex Preston | The AfricaPaper Photos by Sunday Alamba In northern Nigeria, radical Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram is facing a vigilante backlash from armed young men with nothing to lose. Amid the renewed optimism of this teenage uprising are fears it could push a troubled nation closer to civil war. GQ reports exclusively […]

Muted Applause for Ugandan Rebel’s Arrest

Muted Applause for Ugandan Rebel’s Arrest

Analysts say capture of senior Lord’s Resistance Army commander does not signal disintegration of rebel group. Simon Jennings * | International Justice – ICC As the Ugandan military seeks to flush out Joseph Kony, leader of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, LRA, analysts are downplaying the significance of last weekend’s capture of a senior commander […]

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