There is no doubt that Development and Security are inextric
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Azorka Boys & Bamba Boys: The coming Boko Haram in Ghana?
By Lord Aikins Adusei
The transformation of Boko Haram from obscure religious sect into a force that now threatens to disintegrate Nigeria is a topic that has engaged the attention of many terrorism and counterterrorism experts in West Africa, Europe and the United States. In less than ten years Boko Haram ...
Insurgency in Northern Mali: Diplomacy or Counterinsurgency?
The recent take over of Northern Mali by National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) and Al Qaeda franchise groups such as Ansar Dine and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) present difficult challenge to the civilian and military leadership in West Africa. There is no question that ...
Ivory Coast’s security nightmare today could be Ghana’s tomorrow
In 1989 Liberia suffered a very devastating civil war. So violent was the war that by 1996 it had killed 200,000 of the 2.4 million people living in the country. About 750,000 people fled the war and became refugees in neighboring countries. Internally between 1 and 1.2 million people were ...