Kenya attack: al-Shabaab’s violent radicalism can’t be tackled by force alone

Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham [Republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] The terrorist group al-Shabaab has claimed an attack on Garissa University College in eastern Kenya, in which an unclear number have been killed and many others taken hostage. The attack is another step in the ongoing escalation of the terrorist group’s …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 30 March 2015

Boko Haram: Inside Nigeria’s Unholy War, by Mike J. Smith Release Date: March 30, 2015 Publisher: I.B. Tauris An insurgency in Nigeria by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has left thousands dead, shaken Africa’s biggest nation and worried the world. Yet they remain a mysterious-almost unknowable-organization. Through extensive on-the-ground reporting, Smith takes readers inside …

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