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In prison with al-Shabab: What drives Somali militants?

In prison with al-Shabab: What drives Somali militants? | Africa | Scoop.it
After a year locked up in Uganda with self-confessed Somali Islamist militants, a Kenyan human rights lawyer is able to give clues as to what drove those behind Kenya's deadly mall siege, writes the BBC's Will Ross.
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On the trail of al-Shabab's Kenyan recruitment 'pipeline'

On the trail of al-Shabab's Kenyan recruitment 'pipeline' | Africa | Scoop.it
The BBC's Peter Taylor reports on the Kenyan recruitment network, which delivers would-be jihadists to be used on missions by al-Shabab in Somalia.
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Libya and Mali: a French air defence perspective | DefenceWeb

Libya and Mali: a French air defence perspective | DefenceWeb | Africa | Scoop.it
The southern Africa air defence community has been given an insight into French air operations in Libya and Mali by a retired air force general with over 3 500 flying hours in his logbook. Gilles..
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African Experts Warn of Terror Revival - AllAfrica.com

African Experts Warn of Terror Revival - AllAfrica.com | Africa | Scoop.it
African Experts Warn of Terror Revival
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They will learn to apply modern technologies in combating terrorist groups that have allied with criminal networks in Africa.

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ArthurGPeterson's curator insight, October 2, 2013 4:15 PM

Africa, particularly the Shahel, is a nexus of islamic extremism, terrorists and criminal networks.

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Africa in Transition » Should the United States Fear Boko Haram?

Africa in Transition » Should the United States Fear Boko Haram? | Africa | Scoop.it
Whether the United States should fear Boko Haram is a big question, and one that perhaps has even greater urgency ...
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What You Need to Know About Terrorism in East Africa

What You Need to Know About Terrorism in East Africa | Africa | Scoop.it
A guide to the groups in and around Somalia contributing to the ongoing war on terrorism.
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Pressure mounts on government over Nairobi attack - Africa - News - StarAfrica.com

Pressure mounts on government over Nairobi attack - Africa - News - StarAfrica.com | Africa | Scoop.it
Pressure mounted on the Kenyan authorities a week after the Nairobi mall carnage amid questions over the fate of the missing and accusations Saturday that
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THE LEAD UP TO TRAGEDY: HOW KENYA’S TRAIL OF MISSTEPS LED TO THE WESTGATE MASSACRE

THE LEAD UP TO TRAGEDY: HOW KENYA’S TRAIL OF MISSTEPS LED TO THE WESTGATE MASSACRE | Africa | Scoop.it
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Westgate attack reveals gaping security holes - Sabahionline.com

Westgate attack reveals gaping security holes - Sabahionline.com | Africa | Scoop.it
Critics blame the Kenyan government for having its guard down and not taking warnings seriously enough in the preceding weeks before the terrorist attack.
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Burundi, Uganda beef up security after Nairobi attack

Burundi, Uganda beef up security after Nairobi attack | Africa | Scoop.it
Burundi and Uganda said Thursday they had beefed up security after the Shebab's deadly Nairobi mall attack amid fears the extremists would now strike Kenya's military partners in Somalia.
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How has al-Qaeda evolved since bin Laden's death? | Al Jazeera America

Affiliates of al-Qaeda have been involved in fighting in Syria.
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Mali rebels suspend talks with government

Mali rebels suspend talks with government | Africa | Scoop.it
Tuareg and Arab rebels, who control northern Mali, announced Thursday the suspension of negotiations
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Not Inclusive Yet

Not Inclusive Yet | Africa | Scoop.it
Although Libya has striven to build a democratic state, gradual erosion of a commitment to inclusion—particularly of women—undermines the new government’s potential legitimacy.
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A murky aftermath

A murky aftermath | Africa | Scoop.it
WESTGATE, once Kenya’s smartest shopping mall, is now a ruin pored over by forensic experts. A children’s trampoline from the upstairs car-park sits atop the...
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How Hezbollah is Winning in West Africa | World Policy Institute

How Hezbollah is Winning in West Africa | World Policy Institute | Africa | Scoop.it
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Mali president dissolves army reform committee

Mali president dissolves army reform committee | Africa | Scoop.it
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's new president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, on Wednesday dissolved an army reform committee dominated by former members of a military junta after blasting disgruntled officers for...
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Africa desert helps breed radicals, from Al Shabab to Boko Haram to Mr. Marlboro

Africa desert helps breed radicals, from Al Shabab to Boko Haram to Mr. Marlboro | Africa | Scoop.it
'Sahelistan' is what the French foreign minister calls the sub-Saharan zone of Sahel. Al Qaeda-linked groups from places like Mail and Nigeria have been driven into hiding there and hit Western targets.
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Tribal warfare in Sudan's Darfur kills 51: leader

Khartoum — Two Arab tribes which have been battling off-and-on for months in Sudan's Darfur region have resumed fighting, leaving dozens dead, one of their leaders said on Friday.
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Suicide bombers kill Malian civilians in upsurge in violence - Africa - News - StarAfrica.com

Suicide bombers kill Malian civilians in upsurge in violence - Africa - News - StarAfrica.com | Africa | Scoop.it
Four suicide bombers blew themselves up at an army barracks in northern Mali on Saturday, killing two civilians in an upsurge in violence against the mili
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Nigeria Islamists release video of French hostage

Nigeria Islamists release video of French hostage | Africa | Scoop.it
Nigerian Islamist group Ansaru on Friday released a video of a French national kidnapped in December, the SITE jihadi tracking website said.
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Africa in Transition » New South African Political Party AgangSA Gets Support from an Unexpected Quarter

Africa in Transition » New South African Political Party AgangSA Gets Support from an Unexpected Quarter | Africa | Scoop.it
There are two new political parties on the South African firmament designed to appeal to black voters disenchanted with the ...
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Evidence suggests that Al-Shabaab is shifting focus to 'soft' targets

Evidence suggests that Al-Shabaab is shifting focus to 'soft' targets | Africa | Scoop.it
Evidence suggests that replicating tactics used in the 2008 Mumbai, India, attacks is a major priority for the Al-Shabaab terrorist group.
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Jihad Comes to Kenya

Jihad Comes to Kenya | Africa | Scoop.it
Until recently, experts assumed that al-Shabaab’s recruitment in Kenya was limited to the country’s Somali minority, which numbers roughly a million people.
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