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Counter-terrorism in Africa must adapt to new realities

As the terror threat grows and spreads, could a special unit in the African Standby Force help?By Shewit WoldemichaelAfrica experienced 1 168 terrorist attacks from January to August 2020 – 18% more than the 982 incidents in the same period in 2019. Years after numerous counter-terrorism operations were deployed, including the African

Boko Haram: MNJTF Commander, Gen. Yusuf Lauds EU, AU Logistics Support

 •Says supplies enhanced operational efficiency  Senator Iroegbu  The Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force , Maj-Gen. Ibrahim Yusuf has commended the European and African Unions for enhancing the operational efficiency of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) through some logistics support against Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad region. Yusuf in a

Half of Our Colleagues were Guned Down Fighting Rebels, Boko Haram Terrorists–War Veterans

•Ex-Military personnel relive near death experiences fighting wars in defence and honour of motherland, Nigeria By Precious Igbonwelundu For 35 years, they fought wars. From the mangroves, deserts and savannas of troubled Africa states, they sweated, starved, bled and even watched colleagues die from the firing power of enemy forces

COVID-19: Africa Must Unmute its Mic as E-diplomacy Takes Root

•COVID-19 could make diplomacy more inclusive, but Africa’s weak internet connectivity means it might be left behind BY Gustavo Carvalho COVID-19 has forced the world to work, meet and socialise online, and mostly from home. Countries are even conducting their international relations differently to before. Many leading global decision-making gatherings, from national

Africa’s Literary Community is Lending its Voice to Calls for Justice for George Floyd

By Yomi Kazeem (Africa reporter) In Africa, the protests of George Floyd’s murder have gone beyond US embassies and the African Union. For its part, Africa’s literary community is lending its voice to amplify the calls for justice after Floyd’s killing in the hands of a US police officer last week. In a

After 50 years, Africa’s refugee policy still leads

•Despite growing challenges, the 1969 OAU refugee convention has meaningfully shaped Africa’s policymaking and practice. Tsion Tadese Abebe, Allehone Abebe and Marina Sharpe ‘Africa has set the gold standard for solidarity’ on refugee response, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stated at the African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa in February. ‘Despite