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Insecurity in the Sahel: Bad Governance and Poverty at the Source of Insecurity in the Region [Video]

The ethnic Touaregs, who have maintained their nomadic existence for thousands of years, have been battling the troops of Niger and Mali. Their efforts to gain some basic rights never materialize, creating a security vacuum that enables Al Qaeda to set foot and expand its recruitment. This documentary, which was filmed in Niger, provides a clear depiction of the harsh Touareg life....
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The Big Jelly Ball of Global Insecurity: Terrorism is now a Permanent Fixture

The recent attempt by a young Nigerian man to down a US airliner brought back the topic of terrorism on the front pages of newspapers around the world. While the attempt failed given the fast reaction of passengers, as well as the poor execution of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the alleged terrorist, the impact has been important; the visibility of Al-Qaeda and global terrorism has increased considerably as a result. Although no one was harmed, Al-Qaeda managed a good media coup whether it directly planned it or not. The would-be terrorist has also prompted a lot of attention on Yemen, its poverty, mismanagement and potential to become a new haven for international terrorism in a manner similar to Afghanistan or even Somalia. ...
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