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Terrorism and counter-terrorism in Africa : fighting insurgency from Al Shabaab, Ansar Dine and Boko Haram

Author: Hussein Solomon
Publisher: [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: New security challenges series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The terrorist threat is growing in Africa, with the likes of Al Shabaab, Ansar Dine and Boko Haram exploiting Africa's vulnerabilities whether ungoverned spaces or corrupt officials to expand their operations. At the same time, traditional responses to terrorism, with their primarily military focus and privileging of the state, seem incapable of stopping this menace. This is evident in the fact that there are  Read more...
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Solomon, Hussein.
Terrorism and counter-terrorism in Africa.
[Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
(DLC) 2015452701
(OCoLC)898925047
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hussein Solomon
ISBN: 9781137489890 1137489898
OCLC Number: 908639242
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Chapter One: Understanding the Terrorist Threat in Africa and the Limitations of the Current Counterterrorist Paradigm --
2. Islam in Africa --
3. Al Shabaab in Somalia: Between Clan and Faith --
4. Ansar Dine in Mali: Between Tuareg Nationalism and Islamism --
5. Nigeria's Boko Haram: Contesting Ethnic, Religious and Regional Identities --
6. Responding to Terror: An Assessment of African Union Counterterrorism Strategies --
7. Responding to Terror: An Assessment of US Counterterrorism Strategies in Africa --
8. Conclusion.
Series Title: New security challenges series.
Responsibility: Hussein Solomon.

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Traditional counter-terrorism approaches, with their emphasis on the military, are failing. This is seen in the fact that there is an average of three terrorist attacks per day in Africa. This study  Read more...

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