Operation Barkhane Why France Chose Chad as Key Counter- Terrorism Partner.

The launch of Operation Barkhane across the Sahel last month marked a significant shift in France’s relationship with the region and its attitude to counter-terrorism.  French strategy has now demonstrably shifted from previous attempts to scale-down its presence in countries such as Chad and Mali. The new military strategy is a conscious re-engagement and appears […]

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Why is the United States Building a $100 Million Drone Base in Niger Republic?

The death of four U.S Special Forces personnel in Niger brought to limelight U.S military operations in French West Africa.  It’s interesting to note that the United States of America, the oldest constitutional democracy in the world partners with no English speaking democracy in ECOWAS – the most democratic region on the continent, but rather […]

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Money Talks: How Boko Haram Created a $100 million Empire of Death and Destruction.

Golden Age of Terror. Boko Haram’s rapid takeover of an area the size of Belguim, coupled with a series of high profile kidnappings and senseless killings catapulted the Jihadi group into the league of the world’s deadliest terrorist groups. At a point the Jihadi group took on the might of three most powerful militaries in […]

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What Happened in Niger?

On October 4, four American Special Forces soldiers were killed during an operation in Niger. Since then, the White House has been notably tight-lipped about the incident. During a press conference Monday afternoon, 12 days after the deaths, President Trump finally made his first public comments, but the remarks—in which he admitted he had not yet […]

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