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In Africa, all Jihad is local

Hilary Matfess  Last month, after an attack on members of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s military was claimed by the Islamic State, observers quickly voiced concerns that the militant group was making inroads into Africa. A U.S. Africa Command spokesperson said that there are “meaningful ties” between the Islamic State

Islamisation: Nigerian soldiers poorly trained, equipped and motivated to defeat herdsmen, Boko Haram –Obasanjo

Says insurgents want to Islamise, 'Fulanise' Nigeria and Africa  Security challenges beyond Nigeria's capacity    Jude Johnson The former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has warned that it is practically impossible for the country to defeat Boko Haram terrorists and Fulani herdsmen with a 'weak military'. He said this is worsened by

Global Events: Conflicts, security, peace, governance

1. The Armed Conflict Survey 2019 Launch Chaired ByKori Schake SpeakerDr Francesca Grandi SpeakerVirginia Comolli The Armed Conflict Survey is the comprehensive reference on active conflicts worldwide, providing evidence-based analysis of key political, military and humanitarian developments and their impact. This year’s edition includes 33 conflict reports across six regions in 2018 and four

Profile: Africa’s youngest expert in cybersecurity and telecom law is a Nigerian

Jude Johnson   Dr. Uchenna Jerome Orji is a lawyer and researcher with interests in the legal aspects of cybersecurity governance, data protection, and telecommunications regulation. He obtained an LL.B Honors degree from the University of Nigeria, an LLM degree from the University of Ibadan, with Distinction and specialization in cybersecurity law,

Street hawking, perception in Nigeria and beyond

Haruna Isa Hawking or street selling in Nigeria and Africa at large is a unique phenomenon that arose out of the need to solve societal problems such as unemployment, poverty and consumer goods accessibility. It is a booming informal sector that has proved resilient despite various governmental efforts aimed at eradicating

Germany extends Military Missions in Africa

Fergus Kelly  Germany’s lower house of parliament extended three military missions in Africa until 2020, but lawmakers criticized deployments of special forces in Niger and Cameroon. The Bundestag on Thursday, May 9 voted overwhelmingly to extend two military missions in Mali and one in Somalia until May 31, 2020, Deutsche Welle reported, approving

Britain, France, Germany Vie for Influence in Africa

•Germany's chancellor and Britain's foreign secretary are conducting separate visits to Africa this week, the latest in a series of high-level meetings as European states look to expand their engagement on issues like trade, migration and security. Henry Ridgwell Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel are conducting