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Uniting to Stop Drug Trafficking and Related Crimes

Uniting to Stop Drug Trafficking and Related Crimes

Reading Time: 3 minutes Allow me to commend the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, ECOWAS member states and Mauritania, and the U.N. Office on Drugs and…

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Somalia Writes New Chapter in Its History

Somalia Writes New Chapter in Its History

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today is a truly historic day for Somalia, its resilient people, and all our brotherly neighbors and valuable partners. To you all, I say Somalia…

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Cooperation Pays Dividends in Lake Chad Basin

Cooperation Pays Dividends in Lake Chad Basin

Reading Time: 2 minutes When our administration assumed office, our first task was to tackle and defeat Boko Haram. We restructured and re-equipped our Armed Forces. We strengthened cooperation…

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Bank Wants to Give Africa a High-Five

Bank Wants to Give Africa a High-Five

Reading Time: 3 minutes When I took over as the eighth elected president of the African Development Bank on September 1, 2015, I was elated at the greater possibilities…

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Amani Africa II Prepares Standby Force to Meet Challenges

Amani Africa II Prepares Standby Force to Meet Challenges

Reading Time: 3 minutes This exercise demonstrates that Africa is serious about peace and that the continent is also serious about investing in peace. We often proclaim that we…

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Kenya Takes Stand Against Violent Extremism

Kenya Takes Stand Against Violent Extremism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kenya is experiencing a growing threat of terrorism and violent extremism due to a number of factors. One: We share a border of approximately 700…

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Collaboration is Essential in the Gulf of Guinea

Collaboration is Essential in the Gulf of Guinea

Reading Time: 2 minutes Maritime security has taken the center stage in recent times in the Gulf of Guinea region. Crimes at sea have assumed alarming proportions and are…

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Counterterrorism Requires a Multidimensional Approach

Counterterrorism Requires a Multidimensional Approach

Reading Time: 3 minutes In November 2014, a horrific attack was carried out against a mosque in Kano in northern Nigeria, killing more than 100 innocent civilians. It bore…

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Ending Terror on the Continent Starts from Within

Ending Terror on the Continent Starts from Within

Reading Time: 3 minutes In September 2014, Ugandan authorities discovered an al-Shabaab terrorist cell operating in our biggest city, Kampala. Explosives were discovered in the raid, and there is…

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Burundi Embarks on Security Sector Reform

Burundi Embarks on Security Sector Reform

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Maj. Gen. Cyprien Ndikuriyo of Burundi’s Ministry of Defense and War Veterans spoke on June 24, 2014, at the U.S. Africa Command Academic Symposium…

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