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Five Lessons Learned from Ejecting Islamists in Mali - Professor Hussein Solomon

Five Lessons Learned from Ejecting Islamists in Mali

By Hussein Solomon

RIMA Policy Papers, Volume 2 (2014), Number 1 (September 2014)

Introduction

The terrorist threat is mounting with each passing day in Africa with Islamist terror groups exploiting the ungoverned spaces, the availability of weapons, porous borders, an incompetent security apparatus and corruption in the political establishment.  2,481 more words

Mali

Guerra al terrore: ma è giusto pagare i riscatti?

A piece on kidnapping by terrorist groups for Italian magazine Panorama, a kind of more tabloidy version of the Economist. It basically makes the case for why paying is a bad idea, though I must say that I am maybe a bit more ambivalent on the topic than the article might suggest. 626 more words

Terrorism

Mali: UN camp attacked by jihadists

 Source: Relief Web

 

An attack claimed by a Malian Islamic Movement for the uniqueness and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao) occured on Wednesday. The fighting causing no casualties. 165 more words

Conflict

Mali: French Forces in Mali Capture Three Al-Qaeda Suspects

Source: Shabelle

French forces in Mali captured three suspected members of terror group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, an army spokesman said Wednesday.

“They are being questioned now. 159 more words

Conflict

The Crime-Terror Nexus of the Sahel

The vast, ungoverned spaces of the Sahel have long been utilized as a land of commercial enterprise, where economic exchange and survival are transposable. The trade routes and networks governed by the nomadic and pastoral communities of the region date back the halcyon days of the 15th century when cities such as Timbuktu where important transport hubs. 1,249 more words

24th July Nigeria SITREP (Boko Haram)

First, a short introduction: Who Are Boko Haram?

1. They are not one group but rather several separate groups who follow the Yusufiyya
ideology founded by Sheikh Muhammad Yusuf. 1,798 more words

SITREPs

'Statement from Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia claiming responsibility for attack on Tunisian security forces,' 19 July 2014

The following is a statement released by jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AST), in which they claim responsibility, through the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)-linked Uqba Bin Nafi Brigade, for the deaths of 14 Tunisian security forces in the Chaambi Mountains on 16 July 2014. 373 more words

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