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Ryan Grim: The Drug War Has Now Spread To Africa. Here's Why.

Ryan Grim: The Drug War Has Now Spread To Africa. Here's Why. | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
The very fact that Western Africa has become a significant stop on the global trade route is evidence in itself of the failure of the drug war, a failure that won't be straightened out by doubling down on the same strategy.
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Building evidence-informed policy networks in A...

Building evidence-informed policy networks in A... | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
The use of rigorous, evidence-based research is gaining importance amongst policymakers in several African countries, writes Paromita Mukhopadhyay.
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A new page in Turkish-Saudi relations

A new page in Turkish-Saudi relations | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
"Turkey and Saudi Arabia share the same perspective on the crises embroiling the Middle East and North Africa." - http://t.co/76pETGfXOr
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Ex-Chief Justice of Nigeria’s Son Identifies With ISIS | Naija247news

Ex-Chief Justice of Nigeria’s Son Identifies With ISIS | Naija247news | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
The identity of the son of a former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), retired Justice Muhammadu Uwais, GCON, who has allegedly joined the terrorist group, Islamic State, (ISIS) in Syria has been revealed as Ibrahim.
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Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekend Summary

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekend Summary | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
The following are some of this week's reports from the MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Project, which translates and analyzes content from sources monitored around the clock, among them the most important jihadi...
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Al Qaeda Has Basically Made Its Own Country In Africa

Al Qaeda Has Basically Made Its Own Country In Africa | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
Northern Mali is becoming its own state.

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Abraham Erickson's curator insight, January 2, 2013 9:43 AM

Al Qaeda has carved out its own country in Northern Mali bigger than the state of Texas and they have developed a new and growing network in Northern Africa. This will change the course of MENA policy for years to come.

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Why Peace Talks Fail In Africa | Foreign Affairs

Why Peace Talks Fail In Africa | Foreign Affairs | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
As a new wave of violent conflicts has ravaged Africa, borders and conventional peace processes have done little to contain them. A cold war between Ethiopia and Eritrea has spilled over into Somalia, where Eritrea has supported the jihadist group al Shabaab in its fight against the Ethiopian-backed government in Mogadishu.
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Analysis: South Sudan's bitter divide

Analysis: South Sudan's bitter divide | African Conflicts | Scoop.it

Deep-rooted ethnic and political divisions are behind South Sudan's descent into conflict, the BBC's James Copnall reports from Juba.


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Alexis Akwagyiram's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:57 PM
"South Sudan must be weaned away from its reliance on destructive military solutions to political problems," says the BBC's James Copnall.
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Egypt votes on new constitution amid terror attacks and government crackdown - Washington Post

Egypt votes on new constitution amid terror attacks and government crackdown - Washington Post | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
Egypt votes on new constitution amid terror attacks and government crackdown Washington Post The government and its supporters have portrayed the vote as a choice between stability and “terrorism,” after Egypt declared the Muslim Brotherhood a...
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Racism in Mali and the Upcoming Elections

Racism in Mali and the Upcoming Elections | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
We tend to underrate the importance of racism as a factor in the ongoing crisis in Mali. A short item from Radio France Internationale–English is a good reminder.
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The war may almost be over but the situation is still quite confused.

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Ann Tan's curator insight, July 16, 2014 10:57 AM

Racism is one of the main cause to prejudice. I think that what MNLA is doing is wrong, they are bias towards the 'whites' which would raise the racial tension among the Africans. I think that fair and equally treatment among the Africans is very important. This is to bring harmony among them. I strongly think that the skin colour does not matter, and that they should learn to accept one another. I believe that without racism, it would resolve many conflicts and prejudices happening around the world.

Navas Ibraahim's curator insight, July 16, 2014 11:02 AM

Racism is actually a belief that inherent differences among the various human races that determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others. I strongly think that Mali should treat everyone in their country equally regardless of race or colour. Most human conflicts are caused mainly due the race factor which creates destruction and many social problems. In my perspective, I think that no one should judge anyone by looking at the colour of their skin tone or their race. It is who they really are that matters.

 

Ong Meng Kiat's curator insight, July 17, 2014 9:55 AM

This is a saddening story to see that discrimination is still so prevalent. Mali should learn to see everyone as the same kind, so that everyone can be happy and advance as a country at the same pace. It would do not good if we are fighting a "civil war" in our country as no one will stand to gain. Easing up tensions in Mali and having peace is the best remedy.

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Ryan Grim: The Drug War Has Now Spread To Africa. Here's Why.

Ryan Grim: The Drug War Has Now Spread To Africa. Here's Why. | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
The very fact that Western Africa has become a significant stop on the global trade route is evidence in itself of the failure of the drug war, a failure that won't be straightened out by doubling down on the same strategy.
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Piracy Update’ follows hijacking progress | Risk Management | Ocean Protection Services

Piracy Update’ follows hijacking progress | Risk Management | Ocean Protection Services | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
Piracy Update' follows hijacking progress http://t.co/fSfMOmyz...
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African nations face dilemma over digital switc...

African nations face dilemma over digital switc... | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
The UN has set June as the deadline for moving from analog to digital transmission. Only a few African countries seem prepared for the change. Even the largest television markets on the continent are lagging behind.
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Boko Haram pledge to Islamic State

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Boko Haram militants pledge allegiance to Islamic State, in an apparent online message by the Nigerian group's leader Abubakar Shekau.
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Women recruiters: The “World Changer” in the fight against terrorism

Women recruiters: The “World Changer” in the fight against terrorism | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
It has been nearly one and half years since Aqsa Mahmood left her comfortable home in Glasgow, Scotland. Just like any other normal day in Muzaffar’s family, Aqsa gave her father a warm hug as a sign of goodbye.
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Egypt closed 27,000 mosques to stop terrorism. When will other countries do the same?

Egypt closed 27,000 mosques to stop terrorism. When will other countries do the same? | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
Egypt took a good decision. Mosques have always been breeding grounds for terrorists. More mosques mean more terrorism. Other countries should learn from Egypt. Close all mosques. I can assure you ...
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Boko Haram Resorts to Guerilla Tactics as Pressure Mounts

Boko Haram Resorts to Guerilla Tactics as Pressure Mounts | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
As multinational forces and the Nigerian military make inroads against Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeast, the sect has been staging attacks outside its usual areas of strength. Experts say this may be a sign of a shift in the group’s tactics.
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Africa: A tragic continent - The Daily Advertiser

Africa: A tragic continent - The Daily Advertiser | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
What African countries need the West cannot provide. Though there’s a strong case for us to help with the Ebola crisis, the worst thing Westerners could do to Africa would be to send more foreign aid.
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French Terrorism Expert: "Bin Laden Has Won"

French Terrorism Expert: "Bin Laden Has Won" | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
In recent months, the counterterrorism scene in the United States has been riven by debates about what al-Qa'ida (AQ) actually constitutes today, over two-and-a-half years since the death of Osama ...
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EU set to extend Somalian anti-piracy force until 2016 - EurActiv

EU set to extend Somalian anti-piracy force until 2016 - EurActiv | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
EU set to extend Somalian anti-piracy force until 2016 EurActiv EXCLUSIVE / The EU is poised to prolong the life of Operation Atalanta, a multi-million euro counter-piracy naval force off the coast of Somalia, as part of the bloc's comprehensive...
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Kerry: 'Root Cause of Terrorism' Is Poverty | The Weekly Standard - Linkis.com

Kerry: 'Root Cause of Terrorism' Is Poverty | The Weekly Standard - Linkis.com | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
Read conservative news, blogs and opinion about al Qaeda, Cause, disenfranchise, John Kerry, poverty, Root, State Department and Terrorism from The Weekly Standard, the must read magazine available in online edition.
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Eventually they got it. So what now ? More money to USAID ?

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The Rising Power of North Africa’s Jihadists Rattles Algeria | TIME.com

The Rising Power of North Africa’s Jihadists Rattles Algeria | TIME.com | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
The region’s tumult closes in on Algeria and rocks the country's political system
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As China Eyes Indian Ocean, Japan and India Pair Up on Defense

As China Eyes Indian Ocean, Japan and India Pair Up on Defense | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
Defense relations between the two countries are growing as economic ties strengthen.
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