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Terrorism is a threat to telecommunications in Northern Kenya

The game plan by Al-Shabaab was usually to cut off communication before launching attacks on their targets thus hindering response from security personnel. However, this now seems to be an end in itself, as destroying communication masts is a form of economic terrorism that will frustrate Kenya.

The curious case of the world's largest drone base

Niger is home to the world’s largest drone base, and it is being built by the USA at a whopping cost of over $100 million. The USA says it is to be used to fight terrorists in the region but is that the only reason for such a big drone base?

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of Africa's deadliest weapon

One hundred years ago, the inventor of the most deadly weapons of the 20th century was born in Russia. Now more than 100 million of his namesake guns have been manufactured and used around Africa and the rest of the world.

The push towards cyber peace

Many countries and hundreds of firms and nonprofits are fed up with all this digital violence, and are working toward greater cybersecurity. Working together, we may just be able to achieve cyber peace through a mix of shaming, outcasting and inspiring users, firms and policymakers to act.

Biased algorithms

A while back we looked into why a Google image search for "unprofessional hair" gave distinctively different results to a search for "professional hair". Despite others, who looked into the same exercise, putting the blame solely on Google's search algorithm for being "racist", a

Strava is possibly revealing the locations of secret military bases in Afrika

In an effort to make their activity data more publicly available, Strava has updated their global activity map with data from the activities of people who are users of the "social network for athletes." However, in the process of updating the Strava Labs Global Heatmap with more data,