Instability and Terrorism in Africa’s Sahel: A Primer
Jan23

Instability and Terrorism in Africa’s Sahel: A Primer

By Jeremy H. Keenan Africa’s Sahel region has been in the international news a lot since 2012, largely because of its increasing political instability and insecurity. More recently, the region has gained attention because of a terrorist attack on the Radisson Blue Hotel in Mali’s capital, Bamako, on November 20, 2015 — the attack killed 22 people, including two attackers — and a similar attack on the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, the...

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Book: Behind the Scenes: Exploring Tindouf From Inside
Jan10

Book: Behind the Scenes: Exploring Tindouf From Inside

This collective book just released by the Japanese Nihon Hyoro publishing house deals with one of the thorniest issues: that of the refugees of the Tindouf camps. As the title “Behind the Scenes: Exploring the Tindouf Camps from Inside” says, this is an internal immersion in the lives of the camps populations, touching many important aspects of the problem such as international law, security, ideology, structure of power as well as...

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New Publication: White Papers on Terrorism in Morocco
May15

New Publication: White Papers on Terrorism in Morocco

The “White Papers on Terrorism in Morocco” is one of the first documented and explorative study in an attempt to understand the phenomenon of terrorism in Morocco since its inception to the present. Nevertheless, the analytical dimension of the book was evidently present by examining interconnectedness between domestic terrorism activities and regional and international geostrategic environment. This book has adopted the...

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International Responsibility for Polisario’s Diversions revealed in OLAF Report
Feb16

International Responsibility for Polisario’s Diversions revealed in OLAF Report

By Shoji Matsumoto The report of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) reveals the diversions of EU humanitarian aid directed to refugees in the Tindouf camps by Algerian senior officials and Polisario leaders for years. The funding is not yet suspended. The diversions pose problems from international legal perspectives. According to the report, the diversions are made possible by the overestimation of the number of refugees at...

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Morocco: The Alchemy of counter-Terrorism and the synchronization between religious reforms & Intelligence synergies
Feb13

Morocco: The Alchemy of counter-Terrorism and the synchronization between religious reforms & Intelligence synergies

By Kei Nakagawa Visiting Professor at Meiji Institute for Global Affairs(MIGA), Meiji University Professor at Hagoromo University of International Studies I- Since the terrorist attacks on the September 11th 2001 in the United States, the world was striving for “war on terror”. But today, there is not a single day when you do not hear the news of terrorist attacks in various parts of the world. According to the summary of...

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Africa Loses $60 Billion a Year Illegally, Report Says
Feb05

Africa Loses $60 Billion a Year Illegally, Report Says

Losses Represent Lost Development Opportunities Says Thabo Mbeki By  PATRICK MCGROARTY Companies and government officials are illegally moving as much as $60 billion out of Africa each year, according to a report released Sunday, depriving the world’s poorest continent of capital and tax revenue that could spur faster economic growth. A joint panel run by the United Nations and the African Union and led by former South African...

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