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    My Enemy's Enemy: Uganda's military role in East Africa

    Uganda has long been a key player in military interventions in the East Africa region. The February 2017 decision to rule out military intervention in neighbouring South Sudan, however, could shed new light on a pending shift in Uganda's regional involvement, writes Gabrielle Reid


    Who's Watching Whom? Terrorism in South Africa

    While the latest alert issued by the US Embassy in Pretoria has many concerned about the terrorist threat in the country, the warning has also raised questions around South Africa's capability to counter any future threat, writes Gabrielle Reid.


    Al Mourabitoun: The Story of a Lovechild

    The latest attack by Al Mourabitoun against a Bamako-based restaurant has highlighted the lack of security in northern Mali. More needs to be done to counter terrorism in the country, writes Gabrielle Reid.


    Pride and Prejudice: Kenya's Response to Garissa

    The attack on Garissa University College has raised concerns over the readiness of Kenyan security and intelligence services to combat the terrorism threat in the country, and whether the authorities have selected the most appropriate avenue to address growing insecurity, writes Gabrielle Reid.


    The Regionalisation of Boko Haram

    The regionalisation of Boko Haram's insurgency is a major security concern for West Africa, but it represents a reactionary strategy to internal and external pressures rather than a reflection of the group's territorial ambitions, writes Gabrielle Reid.


    Caught off guard: Kidnapping in Burkina Faso

    Recent instability in Burkina Faso has limited the government's ability to respond tokidnappings, particularly given uncertainty surrounding the future of the country's specialforces unit, the Régiment de la Sécurité Présidentielle (RSP), writes Gabrielle Reid.