Tag Archives: Somalia

Kenya revises counter-terror strategy

This article describes counter-terror enhancements implemented in Kenya since the 2013 Westgate Mall attack, including better information sharing between police and intelligence services, more community engagement, and closer attention to border control and terror financing. The number of attacks and … Continue reading

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Why stopping terrorism is so difficult

This article by the director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism succinctly summarizes what has been learned from analysis of every terror attack in the world since 1970 — 156,000 attacks committed by … Continue reading

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2016 corruption perceptions index

Transparency International has released its annual report on corruption perceptions in 176 countries around the world, available here. The index incorporates multiple data sources about public sector corruption, including but not limited to police. Somalia remains in last place with … Continue reading

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Terror incidents down in Kenya

According to this article, Kenya has seen a substantial decrease in terrorism since the Westgate Mall massacre in 2013. Officials cite improved coordination among intelligence and security forces, a stronger focus on preempting and preventing attacks, and efforts to deradicalise alienated youth. The … Continue reading

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Neighborhood watch in Somalia

This article describes a neighborhood watch initiative in one district of Mogadishu and argues that it is both more effective and more sustainable than typical police assistance programs funded by outside donors.

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Public safety “half a world away”

Nice little article about two U.S. Army Reserve medics serving in Somalia, on their way to a dental clinic when they rescued a man trapped in a truck crash. One medic is a police officer back home, the other a … Continue reading

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2015 corruption index

Transparency International has published its 2015 corruption perceptions index, available here. (The index incorporates both public sector and private sector corruption.) Somalia is ranked most corrupt out of 167 countries, Denmark least corrupt. The other countries ranked least corrupt in … Continue reading

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