Boko Haram and al-Shabaab: Comparable threats to African security

View image | gettyimages.com Written by Conway Waddington (1) Tuesday, 03 February 2015 16:47 Boko Haram and al-Shabaab are militant Islamist sects that are predominantly operational in Nigeria and Somalia, and are both engaged in protracted insurgencies and terror campaigns. Their origins, strategic goals, methodologies and recent track records are comparable to varying degrees. These…

The weekly briefing, 8 September 2014: Al-Shabaab leader killed in US drone strikes, ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, Russian ships depart to reopen Arctic naval base, and more

Source: Intelligence unit Published: 8 September 2014 Filed: 8 September 2014   These briefings are produced by Bradburys Global Risk Partners in collaboration with Open Briefing. This week: Africa: Al-Shabaab leader killed in US drone strikes in Somalia.­ Americas: Government reshuffle in Venezuela indicates economic and political paralysis. Asia and Pacific: Japanese and Indian prime…

Boko Haram and US interests in Nigeria

    The US, the UK, France and some NATO countries are strengthening their grip in Africa as they watch the ongoing violence. It would not be misleading to say that in twenty years time, these forces will hold great influence over Africa’s defence.   Ibrahim Tigli / Cape Town There seems to be no…

CTC Sentinel | Volume 7, Issue 5 (May 2014)

Download PDF Published by Combating Terrorism Center Cover Story Overview Boko Haram and the Kidnapping of the Chibok Schoolgirls By Jacob Zenn On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 250 schoolgirls from Chibok in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State. This article analyzes Boko Haram’s area of operations along the Borno-Cameroon border with a…