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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Adapting for Victory

Adapting for Victory

Cameroon evolves to thwart Boko Haram’s changing tactics ADF STAFF Photos by The Cameroonian Armed Forces On the afternoon of October 15, 2014, Boko Haram…

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Forged in a Crucible

Forged in a Crucible

Brig. Gen. Daniel Ziankahn says the Armed Forces of Liberia emerged from the country’s Ebola crisis stronger and ready to lead Brig. Gen. Daniel Ziankahn…

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