Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 06:48
But as in other countries, defeating terrorism is a process, not a one-time event, and depends on improving governance as well as waging war.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 06:20
Boko Haram is growing and threatening to spread further eastwards from Nigeria as far as the Central African Republic (CAR), despite heightened efforts by the Nigerian military and a regional task force, the top United Nations (U.N.) aid official in Cameroon told Reuters.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:54
The weak central government is struggling with a host of challenges: entrenched poverty, drug smuggling, and a mix of growing competition and collaboration among Islamist factions in the West African region.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:45
President Muhammadu Buhari has told a gathering that included Queen Elizabeth II of England and other Heads of State and Government participating in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) holding in Malta that terrorists had killed 10,000 Nigerians and displaced over 2 million internally.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:37
When asked to name solutions to the crisis in Mali, the largest percentage of displaced people — over 40 percent — referenced the importance of improving governance and reducing corruption. In other words, the most popular idea to resolve the crisis pointed not to a security response but to government reform.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 06:21
As a result of the massive level of illiteracy in Borno, uneducated youths have been brainwashed into joining the insurgency.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 06:10
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to retired Gen. Carter Ham, former head of U.S. Africa Command, about U.S. military efforts to counter jihadist groups in Africa.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 07:46
#3: Counter-terrorism campaigns in the Sahel prioritize security and not politics.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 06:38
A suspected drone targeted a base belonging to al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab insurgents in southern Somalia, killing at least five fighters, police and residents said on Sunday. It was not known who was behind the aerial strike but the United States has in the past targeted al Shabaab fighters.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 06:16
The Pentagon has stepped up operations in Africa in recent years, insisting that a greater U.S. military presence is necessary to help counter threats from militants such as those who took hostages at a hotel in Mali.