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The African Union and Counter-Terrorism

Africa has witnessed a tremendous increase in terrorist incidents. According to the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, there has been more than a 1000 percent increase in terrorism since 2006. Moreover, an alarming twenty-two African countries has been targeted by terrorism. This, in turn, raises the question of what the African Union (AU) has done to curb Read More >

Cutting Edge Middle East News Analysis

 Summary: Tunisia is rich in diverse cultures, religions and races which has made it one of the most open-minded countries in the region. Yet resistance to plurality remains, in particular among Islamist groups.  We are pleased to announce today the publication of two new chapters for our forthcoming new e-book ‘The Future of the Middle Read More >

Migration and Refugees in Algeria and the Sahel: Targeting a Win-Win Neighborhood Policy in the Mediterranean

The Maghreb and Sahel4 regions continue to be the site of major east-west and northsouth migration routes. Both regions suffer from low-intensity conflicts, autocratic rule, terrorist activities and organized crime. The fight against terrorism and organized crime requires the existence of structured international cooperation and the ability to formulate common policies. However, these regions are Read More >

Muslim-Christian Violence in Africa

Despite lecturing political science at the University of the Free State, I do occasionally give lectures on Islam to students in our Faculty of Theology. This prompted an earnest theology student who aims to become a priest to seek me out. The young man came to my office and apologized but he explained that I Read More >

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