Boubacar Ndiaye is the chair at the African Security Sector Network (ASSN). He teaches Political Science and Pan-African Studies at the College of Wooster, Ohio, USA.

Special Issue: Westgate Mall Attack | December 4, 2013

Westgate and the Future of Security in Africa

The time has come to reflect soberly on the significance of the Westgate mall siege and other terrorist attacks, and what lessons must be drawn to prevent another tragedy. The imminent danger remains the inability of our states’ security institutions and our regional and continental security instruments to effectively tackle extremism-related acts of violence and terrorism. A vast movement must take place to ready the continent to meet this clear and present danger.

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Officers with the East African Standby Brigade.