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Author: Doukhan, David (Dr.)

Situation Report 2023 on the Growth of Islamic Terrorism in Africa

Abstract This paper critically examines the escalating issue of violent Islamic extremism in Africa, spotlighting the significant rise in terrorist activities by groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. Drawing on a July 2022 report from the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), it underscores the continent’s transformation

Mali – The Battle of Kidal

This analysis delves into the unfolding conflict in Mali, with a particular focus on the imminent confrontation in the city of Kidal. As the Malian army, in collaboration with the ‘Wagner Force’ militia, advances toward Kidal, this study seeks to analyze the regional implications and

A New Political and Military Alliance in the Sahel

This article discusses the establishment of a new political and military alliance among Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso, known as the Liptako-Gourma Treaty, signed on September 16, 2023. The alliance, formed in response to common threats from radical Islamic Jihad groups and potential military intervention

Expanding Influence in Mali

The Islamic State is Expanding its Areas of Influence in Mali

The Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) is expanding its influence in Mali, endangering the city of Ménaka. The Malian government’s armed forces and al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters are absent in the region. ISGS engages in combat with government forces, killing civilians and displacing settlers from

Northern Mali

The Cruel War in Northern Mali Rages On

With the end of both Operation Barkhane and the reduction of the UN mission, MINUSMA, Northern Mali, is at risk of yet another escalation of violence. As International troops draw back from the country, radical groups have started to fight each other. At the same

Operation Barkhane

The End of Operation Barkhane

This article reviews Operation Barkhane, the French operation to stabilize the Sahel region of Africa. In the article, the author reviews the initial operation’s motivations, activities, and eventual conclusion. In addition to these milestones, the author also reviews how Operation Barkhane, and its accompanying successes

The Spread of Radical Islam in Africa: 2021 Summary

Summary: In their July 2021 article, Global Jihad in Africa: Risks and Challenges, the authors detailed the spread of Islamic terrorist organizations in Africa—specifically ISIS and al-Qaeda—and highlighted the challenges in contending with them. Their main conclusion was that a joint umbrella/master strategy would be

Is the War Against Boko Haram Over?

While the eyes of the world focus on Iraq and Syria to monitor the coalition forces’ progress against the Islamic State in Mosul and Al-Raqqa, the biggest democratic nation in Africa, Nigeria, records a military victory over a radical Islamic organization named Boko Haram.

Climate change contribute to Boko Haram uprising

It is obvious that Climate change favorized the survival of Boko Haram, chased from north-east Nigeria territories. The fact that the group is decentralized renders military operations, at all levels, more difficult, but feasible with adequate personnel and equipment. Merely a military approach will not