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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

Special Report: Counter-terrorism, human rights and the rule of law in West Africa

•A strong criminal justice system offers countries better protection against terrorist attacks. •Download full report:  Read this Romi Sigsworth Editor's note:  International law and global policy place counter-terrorism firmly within a rule of law and human rights framework. By focusing on securitised responses to terrorism, countries in West Africa risk undermining the rule

Counter-Terrorism: Nigerian Army receives new consignment of ammunition

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigeria Army on Monday took delivery of some consignment of arms and ammunition to boost its weapon inventory in the fight against the insurgents. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the weapons were conveyed through a chartered cargo plane, which landed at 3:00 p.m. at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport,

China pledges to support Sri Lanka boost Counter-terrorism capacity

Godsgift Onyedinefu China has pledged to support Sri Lankan government and people in combating terrorism, and enhance its counter-terrorism capacity building to safeguard national security and stability. Chinese President Xi Jinping said this on Tuesday when he met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is in Beijing to attend the Conference