Africa Security Brief No. 9

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Playing Ostrich: Lessons Learned from South Africa’s Response to Terrorism

By Hussein Solomon

January 31, 2011

While not often considered a hub in global terrorist networks, South Africa has seen a steady and growing pattern of domestic and al-Qaeda–linked terrorist activity over the past decade. Coinciding with the creeping expansion of terrorist threats in other parts of the continent, this Security Brief examines lessons learned from South Africa’s experience and their potential relevance to other African countries and their security sectors.

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Publication Type: Africa Security Briefs