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Civil Militia: Africa's Intractable Security Menace? (Hardcover), by David J. Francis (Editor). Ashgate Publishing (August 31, 2005). Information

Dilemmas Of Weak States: Africa And Transnational Terrorism In The Twenty-First Century (Contemporary Perspectives on Developing Societies) (Hardcover), by Tatah Mentan. Ashgate Publishing (October 30, 2004).
Given the dramatic changes that have taken place in global politics in recent years (especially following September 11, 2001), it is time to examine a series of critical issues confronting the global political economy. One of the most important of these issues is terrorism and its relationship with weak states. This book examines the weak state-terrorism nexus with particular emphasis on Africa. Specifically, it provides an in-depth analysis of state weakness, poverty, and the opportunities offered by the latter for the breeding of terrorism and terrorists. It also looks at the part played by radical Islam in transnational terrorism in Africa. Emerging from this study is recognition of a need for the international system to analyze a wide range of issues that contribute to the weakening of African states.  Information

Islam in Contemporary Africa: On Violence, Terrorism and Development (Hardcover), by Afis Ayinde Oladosu. Cambridge Scholars Publishing (April 1, 2007).
Islam in Contemporary Africa: On Violence, Terrorism and Development features essays which are written by scholars, Christians and Muslims, on their experience of Islam and the Muslims in the continent of Africa and how tterrorism and violence have impacted intra-African harmony and cross-cultural understanding in the world today. The authors, most of whom reflect the cultural diversity of the continent particularly in its Eastern, Western and Southern-African contexts, have also tried to grapple with the dynamics which attend the current global war on terror, the Islamic and Christian jurisprudential perspectives to same and the politics of terror in and outside the continent. Perhaps most importantly the essays in this book betray, even though in an eclectic manner, a deep interest in the analyses of the phenomenon of terrorism and its over-all effects on Africa. Specifically the book examines the following as they relate to Violence, Terrorism, Africa's Development and global peace: Jurisprudence Anti-Terrorism Theology History Drugs and Narcotics The Media International Diplomacy Colonialism Intellectual Terrorism Gender and African Value System.  Information

Pride, Faith, and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa (Hardcover), by Charlotte A. Quinn and  Frederick Quinn. Oxford University Press, USA (March 6, 2003).
While nearly one in every five people in the world today is Muslim, Islam is spreading most rapidly in Sub-Saharan Africa, where one in three Africans today practices a form of Islam. Sub-Saharan Africa is today home to over 150 million Muslims.
Although immensely varied, African Islam, the authors demonstrate, is defined by three overarching beliefs. First, African Islam is local Islam, with no ordained clergy or international body to regulate doctrine. At the same time, the importance of Islam as a source of communal identity, both within. African societies and as part of the worldwide Islamic community, is a defining feature of the African Muslim worldview. Finally, there is a pervasive belief among African Muslims that the West is on a new crusade against Islam. At a time of growing interest in the worldwide expansion of Islam, the Islamic revival in Africa deserves special attention. With in-depth coverage of Islam in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Pride, Faith, and Fear provides both a general overview of African Islam and a detailed picture of
Muslim politics--which are increasingly national politics--in some of Africa's most populous regions.
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Qaddafi, Terrorism, and the Origins of the U.S. Attack on Libya (Hardcover), by Brian L. Davis. Praeger Publishers (January 9, 1990).
This is a thorough study of one of the most controversial foreign policy acts of the Reagan administration. The extensive documentation makes the book valuable for professionals and college students; the narrative serves the reader who is interested in Libya or terrorism. There is a useful index and bibliographical essay.Perspectives on Political Science. Starting from the premise that the U.S. military attack against Libya on April 15, 1986, was `probably the most controversial discrete foreign policy action undertaken by the Reagan administration,' Davis offers a solid and very detailed analysis of this incident. In addition to the heroic research effort that went into his account, what makes it especially valuable is that it, unlike the majority of book-length treatments of Mu`ammar al-Qadhdhafi, contains not the slightest taint of apologetics for the `mad dog of the Middle East' (as President Reagan once described him).    Information

State Terrorism and the United States: From Counterinsurgency to the War on Terrorism (Paperback), by Frederick H. Gareau. Clarity Press (March 2004). Information

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism. An Africa Perspective. (Paperback), by T.A. Imobighe and A.N.T. Eguavoen. Heinemann Educational Books ( Nigeria) (July 9, 2007).
Seven Africanist scholars from the African Strategic and Peace Research Group in Nigeria here address the threat of terrorism in the context of the global strategic climate. The study is against the background of the altered shape of the global security equation, and the devalued utility of the notion of security through state-centric military preparedness. They posit that failure to grasp its exact nature is leading to the spread to parts of Africa hitherto regarded as relatively safe. Further the adverse socio-political conditions on the continent have increased Africa's vulnerability. They examine areas where the experiences of other regions are relevant, providing both a regional and global context. Professor Thomas Imobighe is Director of the Centre for Strategic and Development Studies at Ambrose Alli University, Edo State. Dr. Agatha Eguavoen is Reader and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Ambrose Alli University, Edo State.  Information

The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs, and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa (Paperback), by Adam Roberts. PublicAffairs (August 27, 2007).
Roberts chronicles a true-life plot to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea. The story is the stuff of novels--indeed, the plotters' inspiration was THE DOGS OF WAR by Frederick Forsyth. The attempted coup ends up involving the son of a British prime minister and an old-school English mercenary. The motivation for the plot is simple: oil. The story is convoluted, but Roberts and narrator Simon Vance play it out slowly, so it's fairly easy to follow. Vance is solid as narrator, varying his pace to fit the mood of events in the story. He modulates his voice effectively, adding just the right note of incredulity to some of the outrageous actions by the plotters. Information

US Foreign Policy and the Horn of Africa (Us Foreign Policy and Conflict in the Islamic World) (Us Foreign Policy and Conflict in the Islamic World) (Us ... Policy and Conflict in the Islamic World) (Hardcover), by Peter Woodward. Ashgate Publishing (January 31, 2006).  Information


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