Security Threats: ECOWAS Security Advisors meet A forum of National Security Advisors of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is underway in Accra to strategise and devise appropriate responses to existing and emerging security threats in the West African Sub-region.
Month: February 2022
Offline Versus Online Radicalization: Which is the Bigger Threat? Governments, social media companies and the general public are becoming increasingly concerned about the threat of those who are radicalised online and turn to violent extremism. However, the evidence base for this concern is not fully formed.
Going for gold leaves Senegal’s artisanal mining communities poorer Artisanal and small-scale gold mining is vital to the economy of the Kédougou region, where 98% of Senegal’s gold mining sites are located. In 2018, these mines produced about 4.2 tonnes of gold, worth 86.6 billion CFA francs and employed almost 32 500 people. Income generated …
The African Union at 20: Much Accomplished, More Challenges Ahead Africa marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the African Union (AU) in 2022. Much has been achieved. African countries have an institutional platform to engage other global agencies, financial institutions, and external actors.
Build cohesive society to repel violent extremism, terrorists – Citizenry advised The Director of the Counter Terrorism and Fusion Centre of the Ministry of National Security, Colonel Tim Bataabanah, has advised the citizenry to make conscious efforts to trust leadership and build a cohesive society to repel violent extremism and terrorist.
Lessons must be learnt before Barkhane marches into new territory French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the withdrawal of Barkhane and Takuba forces from Mali, but expressed commitment to ‘continue … joint action against terrorism in the Sahel region, particularly in Niger and the Gulf of Guinea.’