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Research and analysis on Africa and sub-saharan Africa. To see the work of the RUSI Nairobi, visit: https://rusi.org/Nairobi
Despite extensive efforts to close down its international sources of funding, Al-Shabaab continues to find new means to finance its activities from more diverse, localised and criminalised income streams
Axel Klein, Valérie Arnould and Jean-Christophe Hoste
Nigeria’s inability to tackle Boko Haram has prompted neighbouring countries to look for external assistance and challenge Nigeria’s claim to leadership in West Africa.
Peter Albrecht and Paul Jackson
While security-sector reform in Sierra Leone is often held up as a success story, it offers important lessons on the limits of state-building
Adrian L Johnson
United Nations peacekeeping operations are once again under review. But is the political consensus on them unravelling?
Epidemics such as polio and ebola are difficult to tackle without an appreciation of the local conditions and culture
Sergei Boeke and Antonin Tisseron
France’s Operation Serval may have dealt an initial blow to Mali’s jihadists, but it must now resist the temptation to treat them as a homogeneous group