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The New Great Games

Countries are “pieces on a chessboard upon which is being played out a great game for the domination of the world,” wrote Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, in 1898. Nothing has changed. The shopping mall massacre in Nairobi was a bloody facade behind which a full-scale invasion of Africa and a war in Asia are the great game.

Read Here – Asia Times

What is Al-Shabaab?

Read Here – CNN

Africa: The New Frontier For Terrorism

Last year, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb did something no other modern terrorist group has: conquered a broad swath of a sovereign countryMali. Since then, despite French intervention, northern Mali has become a jihadist  front, with Islamist militants flowing in from around the world.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Terrorist kill 59, holed up with hostages in Kenya Mall

Urban Slums Define New Africa

Urban slums worldwide will soon reach a tipping point, with young people rejecting the lives that they have been offered. Their power lies in their numbers – more than half of the world’s youth shares their fate – and in their anger. They will rise up, refusing to accept their status as second-class citizens of ever-expanding urban settlements, and they will destabilize countries like Kenya, undermining efforts to build more stable, prosperous societies.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

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