An Oasis of Fun in Somalia

An Oasis of Fun in Somalia

ADF STAFF Lawlessness and terror have plagued Somalia for years. Although an African Union peacekeeping force has improved matters in the East African nation, violence…

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The Final Push

The Final Push

Operation Lafiya Dole Puts Enduring Peace Within Reach for Northeast Nigeria ADF STAFF The military operation was as important symbolically as it was strategically. On…

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After the Insurgency

After the Insurgency

Military force alone won’t eliminate Boko Haram; the country must address the problems that led to the group’s creation. DR. HUSSEIN SOLOMON Since the insurgency…

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Nigeria’s Air Force Defends the Region

Nigeria’s Air Force Defends the Region

Air Power is a Critical Tool in Stopping Boko Haram ADF STAFF On Friday, September 1, 2017, Boko Haram extremists took a break from their…

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From Messages to Mayhem

From Messages to Mayhem

A Study of Boko Haram’s Public Communications Can Offer Hints About Its Strategy ADF STAFF In July 2011, the Nigerian government unveiled plans to make telecommunications…

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Somalia’s Lost Tapes Revive Musical Memories

Somalia’s Lost Tapes Revive Musical Memories

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Somalia of the early 1970s was a country with style. In Mogadishu, men wore afros and flared pants, while women sported…

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Africa to Bid for 2025 World Championships

Africa to Bid for 2025 World Championships

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS The president of African athletics says the continent will bid to host the 2025 World Championships. Africa has never staged the…

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Nigerian Artist Wins Prestigious Prize

Nigerian Artist Wins Prestigious Prize

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA Nigerian artist Peju Alatise won the South African 2017 FNB Art Prize, one of the most coveted art awards on the continent….

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U.N. Moves to Reform peacekeeping missions

U.N. Moves to Reform peacekeeping missions

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The United Nations Security Council has backed reforms to reduce inefficiencies, corruption and abuse in far-flung peacekeeping operations. Although many peacekeeping missions…

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French-Led Exercise Seeks Security in Gulf of Guinea

French-Led Exercise Seeks Security in Gulf of Guinea

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The French Navy conducted a series of 10-day regional exercises named African NEMO (Navy’s Exercise for Maritime Operations) from the Dixmude aircraft carrier….

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