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Combating Islamist radicalisation in South Africa
Journal article, Created By Hussein Solomon and Published By Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in English language
Is radical Islamism spreading in South Africa? The answer has to be an emphatic ‘yes’. When discussing issues of radicalisation in Africa, commentators often examine the case of Somalia's al-Shabaab or al-Qaeda's North African franchise, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Very little attention is paid to radicalisation amongst South Africa's Muslim population. Yet, there is growing evidence that South Africa has come to play an important role in global jihadi networks, from the provision of safehouses and identity documents to the movement of funds&#...
The Changing Nature of the Terrorist Threat in Africa and the AU’s Response
Journal article, Created By Hussein Solomon and Published By Adonis & Abbey in English language
A decade in existence, the African Union (AU) has had to rapidly deal with the existence of a post 9/11 world where terrorism has grown ubiquitous. Both foreign and local terror groups proliferate on the African continent from Boko Haram and to Hezbollah. What this paper seeks to do is to assess the African Union's responses to the scourge of terrorism. Moreover the AU has had to respond to a threat which morphed in response to counter-terrorism initiatives posing new challenges to the strategic environment. When considering responses of&...
The Changing Nature of the Terrorist Threat in Africa and the AU’s Response
Journal article, Created By Hussein Solomon and Published By Adonis & Abbey in English language
A decade in existence, the African Union (AU) has had to rapidly deal with the existence of a post 9/11 world where terrorism has grown ubiquitous. Both foreign and local terror groups proliferate on the African continent from Boko Haram and to Hezbollah. What this paper seeks to do is to assess the African Union's responses to the scourge of terrorism. Moreover the AU has had to respond to a threat which morphed in response to counter-terrorism initiatives posing new challenges to the strategic environment. When considering responses of&...