As most people now acknowledge, the errors of the post-9/11 Western “war on terror” led to increases in the number of terrorist incidents.
While one reader sees Islam as an 'aggressive religion', another blames the West for the damage caused by colonialism - and scapegoating Muslims.
Islamic State terrorists applaud when ignorant, bigoted Westerners turn their anger on Muslims.
The hostage situation at a hotel in the Malian capital Bamako comes after months of sporadic violence.
Last year 32 658 people were victims of terrorism but crime is 13 times higher.
A Ugandan judge has called on all African nations to unite to effectively counter terrorism.
No justification can redeem acts such as the Garissa massacre. Such clarity is a boon when it can be hard to sort freedom fighters from terrorists.
Thousands of people marched in Cameroon's capital to protest against Boko Haram's insurgency and support the Cameroon army's fight on the ground.
Virtual communities need to realise that the tweet can be more powerful than the bullet in this world of cyberterrorist realities.
Four African armies, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger are currently on the ground directly engaged in the fight against Boko Haram.
Lawlessness, government corruption and a range of financing methods make SA ideal for terrorism financing networks, and likely protect it from attack.
Chad has deployed 2 500 troops as part of a regional effort to take on the militant group, and the army says it has killed more than 200 insurgents.
Recordings on the AirAsia flight QZ8501's black box don't show any evidence of terrorist involvement in the crash that killed 162 people last month.
The continent's leaders have not shown enough commitment to combating the scourge.
The world is accused of "double-mindedness" when it comes to the crisis in the northeast.
Boko Haram's brutal attacks must spur the continent to action.
We saw that African lives were less important than those of Europeans. Yet what have we done as Africans for the world to see that we value our own?
There have been calls for the world to support those affected by Boko Haram in Nigeria, as they supported France after the attack on 'Charlie Hebdo'.