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ISIS Threatens South Africa: A New Front?

Previous Grey Dynamics articles explored the intensifying insurgency in Mozambique and the Tanzanian link, analysing a potential ‘hijacking’ of a local conflict by ISIS, indicating the terror groups broader strategy in Africa. On July 3rd, the groups publication platform (Al-Naba), for the…

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Umkhonto we Sizwe
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Umkhonto we Sizwe: The Armed Struggle of ANC in South Africa

Spear of the Nation Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) was created on the 16th of December 1961, as the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC).  In the light of the African nationalism and the anti-apartheid movement, Nelson Mandela founded the…

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Confidential

South Africa Elections: A country at the crossroads?

South Africa is on the heels of its general elections that will mark 25 years since the end of apartheid. The country rose from five decades of white minority rule under a repulsive system of racial segregation. The first open…

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Narco links
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Narco links between South America and Africa

Why does this matter? Criminal organisations and ‘Cartels’ dedicated to drug trafficking in South America enjoy significant narco links across Africa apart from traditional markets like the United States. An informal business model has been established between South American Transnational…

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Confidential

The Rise of Chinese Military Contractors in Africa

This Grey Dynamics African intelligence article analyses the rise of Chinese military contractors in Africa, providing a context for their utilisation and analysing their activities. Key Findings With over 200,000 Chinese workers, 10,000 Chinese companies, and the rollout of Belt…

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Confidential

JNIM & ISGS in West Africa

Key Judgements  KJ-1. JNIM and ISGS mainly operate in the tri-border area of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. The groups comprise the leader militant Islamist groups in the Sahel adding to the sharp increase in violence in West Africa in…

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Confidential

DP World: Emirati Expansionism in Africa?

Key Judgement The expansion of DP World supports UAE ambitions of controlling maritime commerce across a vast network. This links the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Military expansion near the Gulf is to secure these interests, as…

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Troll-on-Troll: Russian-French Cyber Information War in Africa

This Grey Dynamics African intelligence article analyses the misinformation war between Russian and French troll-on-troll actors. It is important to assess the differences in Russian and French information campaigns, but to note the similarity when engaging with one another.  Key…

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Confidential

Djibouti Base: USAFRICOM vs. Chinese Influence in Africa

The US is in a decisive moment to influence the future of US strategic and geopolitical success in the region. By working from the Djibouti base and neighbouring East African countries. The US can simultaneously support economic and human development,…

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Nigeria: West Africa’s Hub for Child Harvesting

Overview “Baby factories” or “baby farms” are part of a wider trafficking program called “child harvesting”. It refers to the selling of children for illegal adoption, but it can also involve child trafficking for slave labour. In the case of…

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