AMISOM Pulls Somalia Toward Security

AMISOM Pulls Somalia Toward Security

The Multinational African Security Force Has Made Steady Gains Against al-Shabaab Terrorists ADF STAFF Baardheere in Somalia is a town known for its agricultural production. Its climate is…

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Calm but Fragile

Calm but Fragile

Brig. Gen. Sam Okiding of Uganda Says Conditions in Mogadishu Have Improved, but IEDs Remain a Threat ADF STAFF Brig. Gen. Sam Okiding of the…

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Al-Shabaab INC.

Al-Shabaab INC.

The terror group espouses a hateful ideology but operates like a business ADF STAFF | PHOTOS BY REUTERS Farmers, herdsmen and shop owners in al-Shabaab-controlled…

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Combating an imported extremism

Combating an imported extremism

The Introduction of Salafist Ideology in East Africa Has Erased Long-Standing Peaceful Coexistence Among Religious Groups BY ABDISAID M. ALI Abdisaid M. Ali is the…

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One Army, One Nation

One Army, One Nation

Building the Somali National Army is essential to ridding the country of al-Shabaab — and the clock is ticking ADF STAFF It’s a bright day in the…

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Military Games are ‘All About Friendship’

Military Games are ‘All About Friendship’

The annual East African Community event has become a source of pride and bragging rights for participating countries ADF STAFF  | Photos by RWANDA DEFENCE…

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There is a Way Out

There is a Way Out

A Rehabilitation program offers fighters an exit from al-Shabaab BY JACOB DOYLE AND BERENIKA STEFANSKA Ahmed, the son of a fisherman, joined al-Shabaab in 2006 as a…

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Mali Organizes to Stop Terrorist Cells

Mali Organizes to Stop Terrorist Cells

The country works with neighbors and international organizations to stifle extremists and stop recruitment LT. MOHAMED KEITA/NATIONAL GENDARMERIE SCHOOLS COMMAND Photos by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Reducing…

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Telling a Better Story

Telling a Better Story

African Union Forces Must Use Counternarratives to Unravel Al-Shabaab’s Recruitment Messaging BY LT. Col. DEO AKIIKI, UGANDAN MINISTRY OF DEFENCE Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki is…

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On the Lookout

On the Lookout

Vigilante groups offer short-term security, but northern Cameroon needs long-term development ADF STAFF When a female suicide bomber came to Mora, Cameroon, and refused to stop…

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