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Isis is not driving the Cabo Delgado war

Can Frelimo and its backers continue to profit from a failing state while an armed insurgency rages in northern Mozambique? And will South Africa help prop them up?

In limbo: ‘Isis children’ in prison

Iraq grapples with how to handle an unprecedented number of minors, many of whom were beaten into confession

Released Brussels terrorism suspect proclaims innocence

A man arrested in connection with the Brussels bombing was released after no evidence found was linking him to the attacks, according to prosecutors

Isis stronghold in Libya spells dire consequences

If Islamic State consolidates its foothold in Libya, it will pose a major threat to North Africa and Europe.

Complex Isis bureaucracy includes department of ‘War Spoils’

Seized documents detail the militant group's plan to manage revenue streams - including pillaged oil - and oversee subjugated populations.

Islamic State’s blueprint for power

Leaked documents show how the ‘terror’ group is establishing a functioning state.

Britain’s Parliament votes to bomb Islamic State in Syria

David Cameron wins vote by a majority of 174, but Britain is a bit-part player and it’ll make little difference to the wider picture.

In Beirut, fear and anger don’t stop life going on

South Beirut has endured a series of suicide bombings over the past two years in response to Hezbollah’s forceful intervention in Syria.

Ostracised Putin suddenly finds himself in demand

European leaders, backed by President Barack Obama, have come to an uncomfortable conclusion: they need Russia.

New ideas on Africa’s inequality

Ruling elites that behave like private corporations don’t help the continent.

Paris Attacks: Social media a measure of solidarity

Many complain of Western bias, but others say citizens in countries like Nigeria should take responsibility for drawing the world’s attention.

Saint-Denis raid one of 118 French anti-terror searches

Police carried out 118 searches overnight as part of increased efforts to combat terrorism and locate the alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks.

Police uncertain if Abaaoud in Saint-Denis apartment

Forensic police have yet to verify if suspected commander of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was among those killed and arrested in the raid.

Deny Isis its real weapon – our fear

The attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France were meant to frighten the West - horrific, yes, but also a cheap PR stunt.

Afghan Taliban announces start of ‘spring offensive’

The start of the Afghan Taliban's annual offensive on Friday is expected to precede the bloodiest fighting season in a decade as Nato forces pull out.

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Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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