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Drones in Africa: Potential for Life and Death

Drone technology continues gaining ground in the African continent. An invigorated emphasis to boost cooperation between nations in Africa will enhance the capabilities and cyber-humanitarian reach that drones will bring. Among capabilities, the capacity for drone warfare in a continent…

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Turkish Drones Circling Somalia as Election Violence Looms

While Somalia has agreed to de-escalate tensions with Kenya, President Mohamed Farmaajo, with the assistance of Turkey, will likely fortify FSG assets in the Gedo region with Turkish drones. This is likely to be in the pursuit of a position…

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Drones in a Pandemic: Poised to Take Over the Gig Economy?

This article will assess the current state of commercial drone competition, regulation and technology along with the potential security risks associated with its operation. There is a growing concern amongst workers in the Gig Economy regarding working conditions and job…

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AI in Africa: Fourth Industrial Revolution or Thorn in the Horn?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is part of a technological development that will heavily impact humans in the very near future. This development is labelled as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a combination of AI, Internet of Things, blockchain, 3D printing and other…

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Africa is Becoming China’s China

Key Judgements KJ-1. Many African economies will become highly dependent on Chinese aid, such as loans, technological projects, infrastructure investments and weaponry. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will take advantage of the China-Africa Partnership to expand its influence across the…

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Are drones a threat to Nigerian banking institutions?

The fragile recovery of the Nigerian banking sector and regular terror attacks have raised concerns about the cyber and physical vulnerabilities of financial institutions against the misuse of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) available drone technology. Following the increase of…

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Muslim Brotherhood: A Tug-of-War in Africa

Turkey, Qatar, and the Brotherhood As the other Gulf States increasingly began opposing the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and political Islam groups after the Arab Spring in fear of the future of their own regimes’ stability, Qatar chose a different course…

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Israel Swipe Right on Africa

In 2016, Netanyahu stated that ‘Israel is coming back to Africa, and Africa is coming back to Israel’. In January 2019, Netanyahu and Chadian President Idriss Déby officially announced the resumption of diplomatic ties. In February, Israel opened its first…

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American Drone Strategy in Northern Africa

In March 2019, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) revoking the provision that was set up under Obama’s presidency requiring the CIA to report the number of drone strikes and their impact outside war zones. That provision was a…

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The JASON Group: America’s Mad Scientists

The JASON group was a advisory collective of brilliant scientific minds who have been actively developing technology and finding solutions to problems within the government since the 1960’s. The JASON Group Science is pretty cool, but science with a “Top…

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