Tag Terrorism

Mandela Day: Extraordinary times demand extraordinary leadership

“France is in tears, it’s deeply distressed, but it’s strong and will always be stronger – I assure you of that – than the fanatics who seek to attack it today.”

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Exclusive. Fatou Bensouda: “The threat of withdrawal from ICC is a regression for the continent”

Brussels – “What is really happening right now is a lot of misperception has been created around the International Criminal Court, that the ICC is unfairly targeting Africa, and therefore they need to withdraw from the Court”, says the ICC’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. In this exclusive interview released to and African independent media, Bensouda is convinced that – “as an African” –  the Kenyan proposal to push for withdrawal from the ICC “is a regression for the continent. If we allow this to happen, this means we believe there should no longer be accountability – at least for certain people – for the crimes that they have committed on the continent”. The chief prosecutor also discusses other hot issues and cases that ICC is facing.

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Somalia: ‘Follow the money’ is not enough. Why terrorist financing is hard to come by

In the midst of the search for new concepts in countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism, the financial lifeline of terrorist networks is in the focus. No terrorist organization, neither al Shabaab nor Daesh or Boko Haram is able to operate without resources, including money. As with most regular armed groups, fighters have to be paid, equipment needs to be purchased and if the group aims at controlling territory – financial cushions are even more important. While putting the focus on illicit financial flows it is however important to manage expectations. By Annette Weber, SWP, German Institute on International and Security Affairs.

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Garissa: How Shabaab attack changed way Kenya varsities do things

Today marks exactly one year since the Al Shabaab attack on the Garissa University College that left some 148 people dead including 142 students. In spite of new security measures, the Saturday Nation established that little improvement has been achieved on the ground even as the fear of similar attacks is still high.

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Jihadism in Africa and the counter radicalization Moroccan model

Marrakech – International terrorism and Jihadism are issues and challenges that undermine stability and the wellbeing of the African continent. In fact, more than 70 terrorist attacks took place resulting in more than 1500 victims in one year. But what characterize Jihadism in Africa? How can we fight against this threat? Read the analysis of Prof. Mohammed Benhammou, President of the Moroccan Centre for Strategic Studies (CMES).

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Violence and War, Africa’s twin evils

It seemed as though Africa was set to embrace meaningful transformation. But perhaps we were all too busy approving frameworks and strategies centred on the need for real structural transformation to realise that the African story line is still not sanguine. Huge differences in the distribution and exercise of political and economic power have resulted in violent conflicts and the key economic locomotives of this continent have been choked.

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