Strategies to Combat African Terror Attacks Are Under Scrutiny

Peacebuilding is always hard, and even more difficult when violent conflict is spreading. U.S, French and African policymakers are struggling to balance military responses to terrorism across Africa with diplomatic and development approaches. Indications that the Trump administration might withdraw military resources have raised alarm among African and European allies as well as in Washington.

  • Africa:  U.S. Military in Africa Under Spotlight

    allAfrica, 27 January 2020

    Amid rising attacks by Islamic supremacists, the American military presence in Africa has come under scrutiny in U.S. policy circles, as well as among African analysts. Read more »

  • Africa:  Punching Back against Al-Shabaab

    allAfrica, 27 January 2020

    An attack this month on a Kenyan military base, which killed one American service member and two U.S. Department of Defense contractors, before being repelled by Kenyan and… Read more »

Forces Armées Nigeriennes (Nigerien Armed Forces) Genie Unit members search for improvised explosive devices during an IED Awareness Course in Niamey, Niger, Oct. 11, 2019.

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