Women in ISIS: The Rise of Female Jihadists

Unfortunately, counterterrorism measures are often constructed around profiles of a typical male jihadi. Since women are not seen as terrorists, it is easier for them to gather and transfer the intelligence necessary to plan terrorist operations.

Dictator in Disguise

Despite his campaign of modernization in Rwanda and a democratic facade, Kagame has gradually tightened his grip on power.

Technology for Transparency: Cases from Sub-Saharan Africa

Mobile technology is revolutionizing government accountability and transparency in African countries.

Shifting Tides in Sino-African Relations

China’s relationship with South Sudan exemplifies its complex economic and diplomatic engagement with sub-Saharan Africa.

The African Refugee Crisis and Smugglers of Humanity

The African refugee crisis is manifest in the Niger town of Agadez, where an increasing wave of migration has birthed a growing people smuggling industry.

Nigeria’s Post-Election Hangover

This April, the country’s citizens elected Muhammadu Buhari president, forwarding a broad mandate to overhaul the nation’s counterterrorism strategy.