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African Journal of Terrorism and Insurgency Research (AJoTIR)
Published Since: 2020 ISSN 2732-4990 (Print) ISSN 2732-5008 (Online)
Publication Frequency: Tri-annual ISSN: 2732-4990 E-ISSN: 2732-5008

Though terrorist acts as weapons of politics and warfare can be traced to ancient times, the term ‘terrorism’ was initially coined to designate the Reign of Terror by Maximilien Robespierre during the French Revolution of September 5 1793 to July 27 1794 in which the Revolutionary Government unleashed violence and harsh measures against those suspected of being counter-revolutionaries or enemies of the revolution (Kekes, 2006). Since then the notion of terrorism has evolved while the contention over its precise meaning has remained or has even become exacerbated (Ramsay, 2015). In recent times, a number of African countries have experienced high levels of protracted terrorism, as well as other forms of armed insurgencies. The most prominent terrorist groups in the continent are Boko Haram of Nigeria and al-Shabaab of Somalia (University of Maryland, 2017). Most of the affected African governments have developed various counter-insurgency measures, including de-radical............


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